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SDĽ again questions SPP sale

The socialist ruling coalition Democratic Left Party (SDĽ) under new leader Pavol Koncoš has returned to the idea of selling only 25% of state gas utility SPP rather than the 49% which is now on offer. Critics of the suggestion call it a political ploy that can only lower the price eventually bid for SPP.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.

Focus Poll: Government loses support

Extremist party led by Marian Kotleba would have come third

The ruling coalition (L-R: SNS-Andrej Danko, Smer-Robert Fico. Most-Híd-Béla Bugár) would have problems forming a cabinet.

Bratislava bus station is moving into Bottova Centrum Photo

If the temporary station gets all the construction approvals, it may start operation on October 1.

The future temporary bus station on Bottova Street in Bratislava