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STV managers receive soft cushions

THE STATE-RUN STV television network has given a narrow group of managers contracts calling for up to one year's severance pay in case they are dismissed. The contracts are meant as insurance against politically-motivated firings after fall elections, but have been heavily criticised as repeating the excesses of the station's former management before 1998 elections under Igor Kubiš.

Members of the STV Council, the television station's governing body, expressed anger at the news, with one member promising to have STV director Milan Materák dismissed if the reports prove true.

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Night life in Bratislava will not end

Councillors for the Old Town adopt new opening hours for pubs, night clubs and restaurants.

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

The most famous circus comes to town Video

The famous Cirque du Soleil is in Bratislava celebrating the 15th year of its show Varekai: Tales of the Forest.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.