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MPs say no to golden handshakes

ONLY SEVEN members of parliament voted March 13 in favour of increasing end-of-term bonuses for MPs from five to eight months' wages, while 17 supported an amendment giving MPs free air transport. Neither change came close to passing in the 150-seat chamber. A proposal to give MPs lifelong stipends was in the end not submitted by a group of MPs with union backgrounds, and who are near the end of their working careers.

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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.

Wizz Air: Luggage changes have to wait until we train our staff

Clients of the Wizz Air airline will no longer have to pay for bigger hand luggage with a new service to be launched in late October.

Highways do not solve problems in hunger valleys

Recent analysis says that districts also need quality human capital, but the transport minister questions the results.

D1 highway, illutsrative stock photo