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Most MPs playing less hookey

ACCORDING to monitoring by the NGO Občianske Oko, absenteeism in the new parliament is sharply down from the 1998-2002 legislature, with the exception of former PM Vladimír Mečiar, who has missed 72 percent of sessions.

Overall, MPs for Mečiar's opposition HZDS party were absent the most often in November and December, for an average of 32 per cent of sittings; MPs for Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda's SDKÚ party were the most diligent, showing an average 2.7 per cent absentee rate.

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Messerschmidt created most of his character heads in Pressburg

Bratislava will name a square after the prominent artist

A replica of one head from the series Character Heads by F. X. Messerschmidt; ownership of the Slovak National Gallery

Christmas Bazaar returns to the Old Market hall

One of the events which presents diplomatic communities residing in Slovakia to the wider public is the already traditional Christmas Bazaar, which focuses on gastronomy and charity.

Christmas Bazaar 2016

Blog: The wanderer returns home

The places you visit, people you befriend, experiences that leave their mark, they all become a part of you.

Go east for real morality, Jean-Marc Barr says Photo

The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017