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THE WEEK IN BRIEF

Roads get election-year funding

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda said the state would invest Sk10.6 billion in highway construction in 2002 (an election year), the highest total in Slovak history. Highway spending in 1997 and 1998 by the previous Vladimír Mečiar government was criticised by Dzurinda when in opposition as a ploy to buy votes at the expense of indebting the state.

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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.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness

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.