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EuroTel's ownership structure finalized

EuroTel Ltd., a mobile telephone network operator and supplier located in Bratislava, will be transformed into a joint stock company, with 60 percent to be held by Slovak Telecom and 40 percent by the Atlantic West consortium of US West Media Group and Bell Atlantic, according to an agreement the two partners signed on November 22. Until the agreement, 49 percent in EuroTel was held by the American partner. The rearranging of EuroTel's ownership structure was one of the conditions for the firm to obtain a license to operate the GSM mobile phone network. EuroTel will begin providing GSM services in March, 1997 at the latest, company officials said. The main supplier of the GSM network infrastructure and voice mail will be the Swedish company Ericsson.

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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).