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Another BMG fund victim dies

A 33-YEAR-OLD man burned himself to death on June 27 outside a branch of the crashed BMG Invest deposit fund in western Slovakia's Piešťany, telling police he had lost all he owned in the February 2002 bankruptcy of the fund.

Police estimate that 170,000 people around Slovakia had collectively over Sk16.7 billion tied up in BMG Invest, which was apparently allowed to continue functioning months after politicians received warnings from the secret service of mismanagement and fraud.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava