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SLSP profit falls in 1Q02

The Slovenská Sporite3oa bank, Slovakia's largest retail banking house, recorded a net profit of Sk338 million ($7.1 million - IAS) in the first quarter of 2002, half the figure achieved in the same period last year. Bank officials blamed the drop on higher payments to the Deposit Protection Fund that protects bank clients from bank crashes.

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Shortage of vegetables in Europe’s supermarkets is a hoax

An overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeks

Household consumption improved.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH