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EC-Slovakia working group meets for last time

The final session of a top-level working group between Slovakia and the European Commission was held in Bratislava last week. Slovak and European Commission representatives, led by Francois Lamoureux from the EC General Secretariat, evaluated the progress that has been achieved in fulfilling the criteria for Slovakia's EU membership since their last meeting on June 1. At press time, the results of these meetings had not been announced.

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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).