Fifth Danube bridge gets green light

The Metro company has signed a loan contract with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for 45 million euros aimed toward construction of a fifth bridge in Bratislava over the Danube River, thus ending a civic protest against the project.

The loan was guaranteed by the Slovak government, which will put up an equivalent sum (1.8 billion crowns) for the plan. Metro may also get a bridging loan of 400 million crowns from the EBRD to allow it to begin a cleanup of the bridge site, which is heavily contaminated with petroleum products and carcinogens from the world war two bombing of the former Apollo refinery.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall will provide visitors with Christmas vibes in the coming four weeks. Each week, from Wednesday to Saturday, people can do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the venue.

Fico admits to ties with Bödör

Former prime minister stands by his praise for the state secretary who confessed to corruption and court interference.

Robert Fico during his November 26 press conference.