Regional president of Banská Bystrica Marian Kotleba (People’s Party Our Slovakia) has reduced the debt of the region by 5,739,061 € without any further loans. The total debt of the region used to be 45.3 million €. This debt had been handed over by the previous regional president Vladimir Manka (from SMER party), who has moved on to the European parliament. It is the largest amount of debt that has been repaid in a single year in the history of the region. Unfortunately these facts are being withheld from publishing by the mainstream media.