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SLSP keeps top bank results

SLOVENSKÁ Sporiteľňa (SLSP) bank recorded Sk468 million ($10.5 million) in net profit in the first half of 2002, about half the figure in the same period last year, because of increased dues to a national deposit protection fund.

The bank also reported that it held about a quarter of all client deposits in Slovakia, with people, institutions and firms having Sk172 billion on its accounts. The bank showed an over 30 per cent growth since 1H01 in lending to Sk28 billion, with Sk21.6 billion extended to the corporate sector.

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PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

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