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Nitra

THIS rare picture from the late 19th century offers a sight that no longer exists. The wide Nitra River has since been realigned and now flows through a different area in a much narrower basin.

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THIS rare picture from the late 19th century offers a sight that no longer exists. The wide Nitra River has since been realigned and now flows through a different area in a much narrower basin.

The first record of a city in this location dates back to the 870s, confirming that Nitra is the oldest city in Slovakia.

Nitra was the centre of the Eastern Great Moravian Empire. The ancient castle that overlooks the river has plenty to boast about, including surviving the Turkish invasion in 1241.

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Historically first ex-ministers were sentenced for the bulletin-board tender

Former construction ministers of the SNS party have received years in prison for the scandal surrounding the infamous bulletin-board tender. The other three defendants, ministry officers, have been acquitted.

L-R: Marian Janušek is ianugurated as replacing Igor Štefanov in post of construction minister, April 2009.

Refurbishment of Trnavské Mýto has started

The facelift of the underpass crossing should be completed by summer. Fate of nearby Istropolis still not known

Reconstruction of Trnavské Mýto underpass started.

Europe will continue fighting dual quality products

The recent Bratislava summit raised some suggestions on solving the problem, but it will be a long process.

Yeme grocery store in Bratislava.

The chairman of the committee tasked to improve tax returns has problems himself

The newly set-up committee meant to prepare a law on the more detailed property disclosures of politicians is headed by ex-minister Martin Glváč from Smer, who is refusing to publish details of his assets.

L-R: Martin Glváč and Andrej Danko