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Council of Europe warns Hungary

A COUNCIL of Europe legal committee has warned Hungary that if it does not by January 2003 make "fundamental changes" to a recent Status Law on Hungarians Living Abroad, it will face stern criticism in the European Parliament.

The Status Law, passed last year by Budapest, offers educational and cultural advantages to ethnic Hungarians living in neighbouring countries, and has stirred animosity particularly in Bratislava, which regards the measure as interference in Slovak sovereignty.

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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).