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OMV expands to 81 filling stations

THE AUSTRIAN petroleum firm OMV says it will increase the number of its filling stations in Slovakia to 81 through the purchase of 11 Aral gas stations currently owned by British Petroleum.

With the acquisition, OMV will increase its market share in Slovakia to 15 per cent. The company had previously announced plans to increase market share in central and eastern Europe to 20 per cent by 2008.

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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

Austrian Ambassador: 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.