Slovakia - Factors To Watch on March 28

BRATISLAVA, March 28 Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:55am EDT

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BRATISLAVA, March 28 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Thursday.

POLISH GAS LINK

Slovakia and Poland plan to sign a deal to build a gas pipeline connecting the two countries' networks in June, the two countries' prime ministers said on Wednesday.

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OLYMPIC BID

Poland and Slovakia backed a joint bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday hoping to win the first Games for the two central European countries.

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SPP

Gas company SPP, in which Czech energy holding EPH bought a 49 percent stake, could lay off up to a third of its 990 workers, according to the newspaper's sources. An EPH spokesman said it was premature to talk about any staff reductions.

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