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Unemployment up again in January

There were 30,294 more people without jobs in January than the month before, bringing Slovakia's jobless rate up one percentage point to a record 20.85 per cent. The rate is marginally higher than in January 2001.

Nationwide, 563,946 people were without jobs; Košice region was the hardest hit, at 27.92 per cent, while even the wealthy Bratislava region saw a moderate increase to 6.87 per cent.

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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).