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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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Night life in Bratislava will not end

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

Cvernovka's creative talents celebrate first open day at new premises Photo

Bratislava's art and design ateliers from the old yarn-making factory open their doors on May Day.

New premises for Cvernovka

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

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.