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Trial of alleged crime boss Borža begins

A MAJOR trial began on January 14 against plaintiffs Dušan Borženský, allegedly a Košice underworld leader, and seven accomplices, with charges including murder, attempted murder, extortion, armed robbery, and assault.

Among other crimes, Borženský is believed to have been involved in the 1999 murder of alleged Košice mob boss Karol Kolárik.

The case file is over 5,000 pages long, and investigators will hear testimony from more than 200 people.

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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).