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Eurotel profits up 23 per cent in 2001

Mobile operator Eurotel saw profit last year before tax, interest and amortisation (EBITDA) of Sk2.6 billion ($54 million), a growth of 23 per cent over 2000 and the first year since the 1997 introduction of GSM services that Eurotel has made a net profit. Competitor Globtel last year made an EBITDA profit of Sk3.7 billion, up 36 per cent from the year before.

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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).