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Quotes of the Week


Just like I have a flat and a garden, I'll have a chateau.

Gejza Petrík, head of Interior M ministry's section of local administration who has signed a contract to buy a Sk9 million ($190,000) chateau in Galanta.




There will never be a government in Slovakia which would pass such law and if there ever was, it would lead the country into decline.

Justice Minister and a Christian Democrat Ján Čarnogurský after cabinet rejected a proposal for registered partnerships for homosexual couples.


Top stories

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).