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Jobless rate high, trend positive

At the end of November Slovakia registered 488,000 unemployed people, 18 percent of the workforce, but saw the slowest end-year growth in the jobless rate in the past five years, said economists. Ján Tóth, senior analyst at ING bank, ascribed the improvement to a rapid increase in new jobs in the private sector. For every available position there were 15 unemployed people at the end of November, down from a high of 30 people in past years.

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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).