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Rádio Twist boss Andrej Hryc named Honorary Consul of Seychelles

Independent Rádio Twist General Director Andrej Hryc was named honorary consul of the Republic of the Seychelles in Slovakia on February 10 after receiving official papers from the Slovak Foreign Ministry. The government of the Republic of the Seychelles appointed Hryc to the post on April 23, 1998, but the cabinet of former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar did not confirm him. Hryc said that the honorary consulate would open on March 1 this year.

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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).