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Return of Mečiar "end of discussion" on joining Nato

Bruce Jackson, the head of the American Council for Nato, said in an interview with the daily paper Sme that Washington "does not believe" the support voiced by former Slovak Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar for joining Nato. Mečiar, whose 1994-1998 government's authoritarian policies kept the country out of the military alliance, had been seen as "not just a barrier but a full stop, end of discussion" when it came to Nato expansion, Jackson added.

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Bratislava has already forgotten the Pressburg ghost

The burnt prints of the penitential reeve’s right hand made Bratislava famous over almost all Europe. Now the story has been almost completely forgotten.

The wooden box with burnt prints.

Product quality laid on the EU table

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Everton beats Ružomberok Video

But the victory was narrow.

Peter Maslo (front) and Davy Klaassen (back)

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava Video

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between July 28 and August 6, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.

Folk Painting Vajnory, Stamp