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Slovaks: Stop interfering in politics

A RECENT survey by the media research department of the Slovak Radio state channel has found that 50.8 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that remarks from foreign diplomats on the makeup of Slovakia's post-election government represent a "deep infringement on free competition between Slovak political parties"; 38 per cent of respondents disagreed, while 11 per cent had no opinion.

Particularly American diplomats have issued strong warnings about the possible consequences for Slovakia's Nato entry bid former leader Vladimír Meeiar and his HZDS party returned to power in September elections.

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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).