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Bill gets tough on smokers

SMOKERS in Slovakia will be fined Sk8,000 (€211) for lighting up in the wrong place if a new anti-smoking law is approved in parliament.

According to the Health Ministry, which prepared the new law, smoking in restaurants and bars that serve food will only be permitted in a separate, designated smoking room, the Pravda daily reported.

If passed, the law will take effect in July this year.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Bratislava bus station is moving into Bottova Centrum Photo

If the temporary station gets all the construction approvals, it may start operation on October 1.

The future temporary bus station on Bottova Street in Bratislava

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 22 and October 1, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017