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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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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

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High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava