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EBRD prepared to lend Slovakia 300 million ECU annually

Following a meeting between Slovak Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová and a team of representatives from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Ministry announced that the EBRD could give Slovakia loans amounting to 300 million ECU ($348 million) annually. These funds could be invested into development projects for towns and villages, projects of private companies as well as into infrastructure projects.

Alain Pilloux, the leader of the EBRD team, offered the Ministry a chance also to exchange experiences and compare notes with other institutions and programmes (PHARE, EIB, the World Bank) while considering how to restructure the Slovak banking sector.

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Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.