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Quotes of the Week

"We are not just an ornament within government."

Béla Bugár, Chairman of the Slovak Hungarian Coalition (SMK) on why his party was unwilling to support coalition-proposed constitutional amendments. Bugar said SMK demands on the amendments had been ignored by the Democratic Left Party (SDL).

"I expected more."

President Rudolf Schuster after visiting his newly purchased Presidential villa in Bratislava's Slavín area. The state bought the villa for 36 million crowns ($783,000) and further reconstruction is estimated at an additional 1.5 million ($32,600).

Top stories

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).