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Quotes of the Week

"Even though I'm one of the most arrogant Czech politicians I've never refused to negotiate."

Czech Prime Minister Miloš Zeman during a visit to Bratislava last week. Slovak Interior Minister Ivan Šimko had earlier refused to negotiate with his Czech counterpart Stanislav Gross on introducing a visa regime for Slovaks travelling to the Czech Republic.

"I wouldn't put it that way. Yes, I admit to friendships with politicians. Let's say that we always have to keep our relationship balanced."

Jozef Majský, entrepreneur and one of the country's richest men, responding to questions as to whether he has bribed politicians.

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Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

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Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.