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EP elections require constitutional change

BEFORE elections to the European Parliament (EP) can take place in Slovakia, the ruling coalition must add the elections to the Constitution, and thus reach an agreement with the opposition, as the ruling MPs alone do not have enough votes to push through changes in constitutional laws.

The ruling parties only have control of 75 MPs, but 90 are needed for approving constitutional laws and changes in such laws.

In return for their support to the changes, the opposition requires the establishment of investigation committees in parliament.

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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).