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Slovakia joins EU oil embargo against Yugoslavia, cabinet decides

At its regular session April 28, the Slovak cabinet decided Slovakia would join the EU oil embargo against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The ministers also okayed a proposal to deploy one sapper battalion of the Slovak Army for humanitarian operations under NATO command in Albania. Before becoming effective, the Slovak parliament must approve the deployment.

Forty engineers from the Slovak army have also volunteered to head to the Balkans to build refugee camps and infrastructure for Albanian Kosovars. The unit, which exclusively consist of professional soldiers of the Rapid Deployment Battalion based in Martin, is waiting approval for its mission from parliament.

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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).