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Bank of Ireland to be adviser for VÚB

After a year of preparation, the Dublin-based Bank of Ireland and Všeobecná Úverová Banka (General Credit Bank - VÚB) announced that a three-year partnership will start on December 10, officials from both financial institutions announced.

The project , funded with 1.5 million ECU (53 million Sk) from the Phare program, represents that organization's largest project in Slovakia to date. The project will focus on supporting VÚB's transformation, improving the bank's loan portfolio, and assisting it to reach banking standards in EU countries. The Bank of Ireland, which has a similar market position in Ireland as VÚB in Slovakia, was chosen from forty foreign banking institutions, likely because of its experience with similar projects in eighteen central and eastern European countries.

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Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.

First Slovak woman crossed the English Channel

Before her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.

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.

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