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VW Slovakia rolls out millionth car

BRATISLAVA-based carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia produced the millionth car in its 12-year history on May 28.

The company increased its production by almost 25 percent last year, producing over 225,000 cars, and plans to increase output by a further 10 percent this year.

The company, which employs over 9,000 people, makes the Volkswagen Polo, Golf, Bora, and Touareg, and the Seat Ibiza. The possibility of expanding to include the Audi Pikes Peak is currently under discussion.

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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).