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NBS drops discount rate

The National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) reduced the discount rate from 11 percent to 9.75 percent. In a related note, the NBS will hold discussions in the first quarter of 1996 with the Japanese EXIM Bank regarding the provision of the second portion of a Two Step Loan for small and medium-sized businesses.

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Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.

Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

Marko Mirgorodský

The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.