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SPP racks up strong profit

THE SPP gas utility recorded a pre-tax profit of Sk3.9 billion ($85 million) in the first quarter of 2002 on Sk18.7 billion in turnover, a massive improvement on a Sk180 million loss in the same period in 2001. The result came on lower costs through a more stable crown and lower world oil prices, as well as higher revenues from increased market prices and a rise in transit fees.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

Illustrative stock photo