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Former NBS governor joins Slovnaft

MARIÁN Jusko, the former Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), became a new member of the board of directors at Slovnaft, according to the TASR news agency.

The board chose Jusko as the ninth board member at a meeting at the end of February.

Currently the Slovnaft board is without a chairman, as Slavomír Hatina resigned from his post two weeks ago. The new chairman will be elected at the next general assembly, in accordance with Slovnaft's statutes.

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PM Fico before Smer congress: I don’t want to run for president

At the party congress, vice-chairman of the ruling party, Marek Maďarič, has been replaced by Richard Raši. Otherwise, no major changes have taken place.

L-R: PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor adn Smer vice-chair Juraj Blanár, Culture Minister and resigned vice-chair Marke Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at Decemebr 9 congress.

The increasingly rare wood grouse is being driven out of Slovakia's forests

Foresters plant too many trees in bare areas destroying the natural habitat of western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).

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Automation is finding its way

Autonomous vehicles and process connections through Logistics 4.0 are the biggest trends in Slovakia.

Online retailer Amazon opened its new returns centre in Sereď in mid-November.