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IRB loan trial postponed

A LOAN fraud trial involving more than 20 accused and millions of crowns in issued credits from the former IRB state bank had to be rescheduled for March 2003 after many defendants failed to appear in court.

The loans, many of which were issued in 1992 from the Nitra and Galanta IRB branches, were allegedly secured with property whose worth had been deliberately over-valued.

Bad debt eventually crippled the bank and caused it to be placed under forced administration in 1997. IRB was eventually bought out by the Hungarian OTP bank last year.

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Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)