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Hungarian deputy calls postponement "slap in the face"

Gyorgy Giczy, president of the opposition Christian Democratic Party, said that the Slovak government's unexpected cancellation of a meeting between Slovak Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar and Hungarian Prime Minister Gyula Horn is a "slap in the face" to Hungary, Hungarian dailies reported on 14 August. In an open letter to Horn, Giczy said that if Horn seeks another meeting with Mečiar, the Christian Democrats will call for a special parliamentary session. The opposition Smallholders' Party released a statement calling the cancelled prime ministerial meeting another "affront" to Hungary. Mečiar and Horn are expected to meet in Slovakia on September 13-14 during a summit meeting of premiers from states in the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA).

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Opening of the time capsule of Michael's Tower.

Time capsule stored in Bratislava's St Michael statue 176 years ago reveals its secrets

The public can see the items found in the box in the Bratislava City Museum at the Old Town Hall this weekend.


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Bratislava's Old Town presents its most beautiful trees

Bratislava’s Old Town introduces most beautiful trees via game

One of the spotlighted trees is a majestic European beech in the evangelical cemetery Kozia Brána (Goat Gate).


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Renáta Kamenárová teaches Slovak at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also co-written several "Krížom krážom" textbooks, which are used by those teaching Slovak to foreigners.

‘Speaking English is almost like having a hot potato stuck in your mouth the entire time you talk’

But in Slovak, your tongue actually works, says an American who learns Slovak.


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“My Sunny Maad”, a Czech-French-Slovak animated drama about a Czech woman married to an Afghan who decide to live in post-Taliban Afghanistan, is now screened in Slovak cinemas.

Weekend: German adventurer is walking to Iran, with his stubborn donkey

Jazz music is taking over Bratislava this weekend.


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