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EU stats say Slovaks among worst paid

EUROPEAN Union statistics on candidate countries show that Slovak citizens in the industrial and services sectors earned 279 euros a month in 1999, one of the lowest wage levels of any country applying for entry. Czechs earned 359 euros, Hungarians 318 and Poles 442 euros in the same year, the study found.

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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.

Safari under High Tatras Video

Marek Stolarčík from Kežmarok filmed unique video.

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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.