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VÚB to penetrate the Ukraine

Všeobecná úverova banka (VÚB) has expressed interest in penetrating foreign markets "in a prudent manner," said a spokesperson for the bank, which includes moving beyond major European capital markets. In Kiev, Ukraine, VÚB has established a relationship with Prominvest Bank, which holds a similar position in the Ukrainian commercial banking sector as VÚB in Slovakia.

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Drop in car production lower than expected

Carmakers manufactured 11 percent less cars than in 2019.

Carmakers in Slovakia also produce electric battery and hybrid car models.

News digest: Slovakia tests en mass and launches vaccination of seniors

Health minister admits resignation if alert system not observed. Slovak diplomat has a new lucrative post.

The vaccination in nursing homes started.

A swab instead of a jab. The renamed testing kicked off

The government spent the week deciding about nationwide testing. Lockdown is starting to show in infection numbers, experts say.

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