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Arms license publication urged

THE CENTRAL anti-corruption body at the Government Office has supported a call by the Customs Directorate that a study of arms export licenses issued last year by an Economy Ministry commission be made public. The office said the issue of licenses is a public matter, and making the names of companies exporting arms public would significantly improve transparency in the sector. Slovakia last year saw a number of arms shipments impounded for license infractions; on February 6 this year, the arms export license commission was reorganised after The Slovak Spectator reported that three members of the license commission sat on the boards of arms trading firms.

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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…

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