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Euro Parliament criticises anti-Hungarian reform

Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg September 5 approved a resolution on Slovakia praising the country for moving ahead with privatisation and meeting the European Union's political criteria, but criticising its record on minorities.

Above all, the EP took a negative view of a recently approved division of the country into eight self-governing regions against the wishes of the ethnic Hungarians. It also criticised the situation of the Slovak Roma, and singled out Slovakia for involvement in the trade in women, prostitutes and child pornography.

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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).