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Students to carry cost of education

UNIVERSITY students would start paying tuition fees September 2005 under plans announced by Education Minister Martin Fronc, according to the TASR news agency.

The Minister said November 2 that he would submit the new law on student loans at the beginning of January 2005.

According to Fronc, this law will complete the reform of higher education in Slovakia. Fronc has failed on two previous occasions to get the law passed, the last time being in June 2004.

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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).