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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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Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

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

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

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Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

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