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Slovaks work long hours

ACCORDING TO data from Eurostat, the European statistics bureau, Slovaks enjoy one of the longest workweeks in Europe.

While Czechs work 43 hours a week, the longest workweek in the EU, the average Slovak puts in 41 hours. The average EU citizen works 37.9 hours.

The Dutch spend the least time at work, a mere 31.4 hours according to the Eurostat data, or six hours a day on average compared to 8.5 hours in the Czech Republic.

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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).