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Kraft foods to open centre in Bratislava

KRAFT Foods will set up a European business services centre in Bratislava, dealing with financial and administrative concerns for the company's branches in 14 European states.

A similar centre will also be set up in Madrid, Spain, the company announced.

The centre will start operating in June 2005 and when fully up and running will employ around 200 people.

The company has already started hiring expert finance and accounting staff.

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Disputed fee for preferential treatment at doctors to be re-introduced

Patients unwilling to wait at the doctor’s office may be able to make appointments starting next year, for a fee of €50.

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is popular in Slovakia

Penta wants to buy private broadcasters with the Chinese

If successful, the trade may create an indirect connection to all important media outlets in the country.

The private TV Markíza resides in Záhorksá Bystrica borough of Bratislava.

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.