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Skoda keeps leading position in total car sales

In January, 3,587 new cars were sold in Slovakia. Of this number, commercial vehicles accounted for 309 units, down 57% from December 1998. Passenger car sales totaled 3,278 units, which was also a drop of 48.5% from December, the Automotive Industry Association revealed on February 16.

During the monitored period, Škoda sold a 1,573 units, giving the Czech carmaker a commanding 44% share of the market. Škoda was followed by Daewoo (555 units and 16%) and Volkswagen (353 units and 10%).

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).