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Quotes of the Week


"Are you totally stupid, or what? Don't piss me off, just leave me alone! I don't have any cottage now, and I've never had one in the past."

Ján Ducký, Slovak Gas Industry (SPP) general director and HZDS deputy, at an SPP press conference on October 23. He was responding to the question of whether he and another HZDS deputy, Dušan Macuška, had special free gas lines linked to their cottages.




"A new government was born at 3:30 this morning. God help us all on the path we are going to take."

Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovakia's new Premier and chairman of the largest government party, the Slovak Democratic Coalition (SDK), after signing the coalition agreement on October 28.


Top stories

Daughter to father: I’m going to kill you

Children are often manipulated against their parents while authorities decide about divorces and custody.

Who will stand up for journalists in Turkish prisons?

Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

Camping in a tree? Try it in Bratislava

A creaking wooden floor and the wind swaying the branches of trees around you. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to spend a night in a tree house?

The tree-house at Kačín

Bratislava’s main railway station is getting a face lift

The derelict station still has to wait for its complete rebuild though.

The main railway station in Bratislava.