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Accusations of VÚB tunneling stand

THE ATTORNEY general's office has rejected a complaint filed by 10 former VÚB bank officials who have been accused of tunneling the bank in 1998.

Police are investigating the suspicion that hundreds of millions of crowns were taken out of the bank by the officials, who include current Eximbanka governor Ladislav Vaškovič, the Slovak daily SME wrote on February 11.

Police found out that the bank's board of directors provided a Sk1.8 billion (€43.97 million) loan to the private firm Konsult Real and then placed the loan into the category of classified loans - those that the state pledged to cover during the bank revitalisation process.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

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Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

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Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

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Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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