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Sale of heating firms to start in 2005

THE NATIONAL Property Fund (FNM) will begin the sale of majority stakes in six Slovak heat suppliers in November, the daily Pravda reported.

It will be the biggest sale of state property started this year with the proceeds expected to reach Sk4-5 billion (€104 to 130 million).

The state will offer for sale 51-percent stakes in heat supply companies in Bratislava, Košice, Žilina, Zvolen, Martin, and Trnava. More than 10 companies have already expressed interest in buying the stakes, including Slovak gas utility SPP, German

company VNG, French Dalkia, as well as local financial firms Penta and Slavia Capital.

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People marched for LGBTI rights in Bratislava

Take a look at the Bratislava Rainbow Pride 2018 that took place on Saturday, July 14.

First Slovak LGBTI activist has fought for 40 years

Czechoslovakia was one of the first countries to say homosexuality is not a crime, also thanks to the first activists like Imrich Matyáš.

Imrich Matyáš (r) met with German publicist and lawyer Kurt Hiller (second r) in Ľubochňa in 1935.

Measles might spread further west

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This is why I support the Pride march

There is still a lot of work ahead of us in the United States, in Slovakia, and around the world to fight for equal rights for everyone no matter who they are or who they love, writer US Ambassador to Slovakia.

Slovakia's first Gay Pride parade crossed Bratislava's New Bridge on May 22.