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Politics for profit?

Head of the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) Vladimír Mečiar and Vladimír Randa, chief of the Party of Businessmen and Entrepreneurs (SPZ), signed an agreement on political cooperation on October 11. The move is surprising because the SPZ ran in last fall's elections in a coalition with the liberal Democratic Party (DS). The coalition failed to get the five percent necessary to qualify for parliament. The DU's Ján Budaj said he considers the agreement to be in Randa's "personal interests."

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Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Legendary Luna bar to reopen Photo

The programme in the bar will focus on retro and oldies.

Luna Bar in the Kyjev Hotel

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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