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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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People will protest in streets again on March 23

The organisers of the gatherings met with the president, stressing the need to have an independent interior minister.

Andrej Kiska met with the representatives of the For a Decent Slovakia initiative.

What’s new at the Foreigners’ Police in Bratislava? Photo

The Slovak Spectator visited the new premises of the Foreigners’ Police department in the Vajnory district, which opened on March 19.

Statue of Maria Theresa deemed unsuitable for Bratislava city centre

The sculpture has been temporarily moved to the promenade in River Park.

The statue of Maria Theresa was installed in front of the Hotel Carlton for a short period of time.

Micro-plastics found in bottled water

Some brands sold in Slovakia include plastic micro-particles, as do sources of drinking water in the country.

Both bottled waters and natural sources include micro-plastics, illustrative stock photo.