Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader feedback: Phase 2 of the master plan

Re: Železiarne Podbrezová acquires Czech Škoda TS engineering, Flash news briefs,March 22 - 28, 2004, Vol 10, No 11

Such a thing is very good, for it suggests that Slovakia might, at some later stage, have a multinational of her own. Slovakia successfully attracting foreign investments is fine [for now], but in the long run spreading the tentacles of Slovak outfits like Železiarne Podbrezová will mean even more.

Radosovce, Slovakia

Top stories

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).