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Transpetrol profits up in 2001

Crude oil pipeline firm Transpetrol recorded a gross profit of Sk257 million ($5.35 million) in the first nine months of this year, an increase of Sk16 million over the same period last year, on turnover of Sk1.76 billion.

The company is soon to be privatised. Six firms have proceeded to the due diligence stage in the tender for a 49% state stake, including the US giant Texaco and three Russian gas firms. Czech refinery Česká rafinérska and Slovak Slovnaft will also carry out audits of the firm.

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How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

The most famous circus comes to town Video

The famous Cirque du Soleil is in Bratislava celebrating the 15th year of its show Varekai: Tales of the Forest.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament