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VÚB nabs Merril Lynch bond issue

VÚB Inc., the General Credit Bank located in Bratislava, recently took on subordinate debt worth $100 million (3 billion Sk), bank officials announced. The funds were obtained in the form of a bond issue by Merril Lynch International. By the end of January, the bonds will be placed on capital markets in Hong-Kong, South Korea, and most likely in Japan as well.

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Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

Will shopping in supermarkets soon become a thing of the past?

Education minister fails to explain distribution of EU money

The opposition parties plan to initiate a no-confidence vote, the second against this minister.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Who will stand up for journalists in Turkish prisons?

Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

EU court’s advocate general proposes to dismiss quota lawsuits

Yves Bot rejects arguments from Slovakia and Hungary on the legality of the relocation plan.

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.