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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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Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness