BUSINESS BRIEFS

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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Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.