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EMPLOYMENT NOTES

Unemployment down

Slovakia's unemployment rate for October was 12.8 percent, dropping below 13 percent for the first time since the end of 1994, Hospodarské noviny reported. Of the 325,490 involuntarily unemployed, 25.3 percent received unemployment benefits, which is 1,942 people more than in September. Trend reported that Bratislava's unemployment rate is 3.9 percent and that the average annual wage grew annually by 19.4 percent to 8,733 Sk.

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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).