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SPP sale contract signed

A SALE contract for a 49 per cent stake in gas utility SPP was signed March 18 between the Slovak government and a purchasing consortium of Gaz de France, Ruhrgas and Gazprom. While the first two firms will be splitting the price between them, allegedly because of cash-flow problems at Gazprom, all three will have equal say in the running of SPP. The $2.7 billion the state earns on SPP is $350 million more than privatisation advisor predicted in sale documents the company might fetch.

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PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

The first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.