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Deputy PM proposes council for gender equality

THE DEPUTY PM for European Affairs, Human Rights, and Minorities, Pál Csáky, has proposed the government set up a Cabinet Council for Gender Equality as an advisory body to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender.

Csáky and the Labour Ministry, which coordinates gender equality in Slovakia, would head the council. Other members would include five NGO representatives, the SITA news agency wrote.

Slovakia is in the running to host the European Institute for Gender Equality as of next year. Brussels is expected to make the final decision by the end of the year on where to locate the institute. Csáky believes the body and the Human Rights Institute in Vienna could be partners, maintaining the balance between new and old EU members.

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In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

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).