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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Trade support fund approved

The government approved the Fund for Foreign Trade Support on October 15. Next year, the government and the Association of Employers will each allot 500 million Sk to the fund, which will finance participation in fairs and seminars, aid in the development of Slovakia trade representations abroad, and support information databases. After that, the fund's main income will come from Slovak importers and exporters (0.1 percent their turnover) and by the government (in a 1:1 ratio).

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In praise of concrete

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In shallow waters, experts are expendable

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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…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).