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HVB Slovakia bank enters market

As of the beginning of October, a new bank named HVB Slovakia has come onto the market as a result of a fusion between the former HypoVereinsbank Slovakia and Bank Austria Creditanstalt Slovakia following the merger of their parent banks.

According to data released by the bank, HVB Slovakia has 11,000 clients with a network of 10 branches. The bank is planning to expand and will open two new branches, in Trenčin and Nitra, by the end of this year.

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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).