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Fico wants referendum on SPP sale

Robert Fico, head of the non-parliamentary Smer party, said October 2 he intends to introduce to parliament a proposal that a referendum be held on the sale of a 49% stake in the state-owned gas utility SPP. A tender for the stake was called in late August, and the government hopes to have a winner declared by the end of this year.

The Democratic Left Party has recently called for a review of the privatisation, and Labour Minister Peter Magvaši has urged that only a 25% share in the company be sold.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava