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FDI: Key Dates

January 13 - The German car giant Volkswagen announces that it will build new construction facilities and open a new plant to double production. The company announces the cost of the construction to be $237.5 million.
March 9 - Cabinet approves strategic plan to attract more foreign direct investment, however, few concrete details on incentives are laid out.


PM Dzurinda lays the first stone at a new factory near Martin August 16.
photo: TASR

January 13 - The German car giant Volkswagen announces that it will build new construction facilities and open a new plant to double production. The company announces the cost of the construction to be $237.5 million.

March 9 - Cabinet approves strategic plan to attract more foreign direct investment, however, few concrete details on incentives are laid out.

August 29 to September 1 - Largest trade mission ever visits Slovakia as 30 United States businessmen and nine US congressmen tour the country.

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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).