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Merger could mean largest bank in region

Banking observers expect the largest Czech banks to merge after the privatization is completed. A merger of ČSOB in Prague with Česká spořitelna, also in Prague, would create the largest commercial bank in Central Europe. A merger between Investiční a poštová banka with Agrobanka is also expected.

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Pilot nationwide testing is over

The prime minister and the defence minister consider the pilot testing successful.

Zázrivá, the Dolný Kubín district

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

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.