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€530 million for Slovak transport projects

SLOVAKIA can draw €530 million to implement transport infrastructure projects from EU funds from 2004 to 2006 , according to an official document evaluating the use of EU funds in the transport sector.

Of the sum, nearly €255 million comes from the Cohesion Fund and €275 million from the European Regional Development Fund.

As of the end of June last year, Sk4.7 billion (€130 million) had been drawn, the SITA news agency wrote.

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Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).