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Johnson Controls may move CEE headquarters

THE US car parts maker Johnson Controls may move its headquarters for Central and Eastern Europe from Germany to Bratislava.

Economy Ministry spokesman Branislav Zvara said that if the move takes place, it would create 300 jobs in IT, human capital, finance and supply fields. Johnson Controls has already met Deputy Economy Minister Peter Žigo on the possibility of providing investment stimuli.

So far, Johnson Controls has five plants for making plastic components and one engineering centre in Slovakia, employing 2,100 people. In 2006 the company was given Sk728 million (€20.7 million) in state aid for projected developments in Lučenec and Trenčín.

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Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.