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Istrobanka bids come in

Interested parties have submitted binding offers for the mid-sized Slovak state bank Istrobanka. Five foreign finance houses - BAWAG, Volksbank, Bank Austria, Société Générale and UniCredito - have handed in preliminary bids.

The sell-off of the state's 72% share in the bank will be another move towards the full privatisation of the financial sector.

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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.