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"These matters should be dealt with on a purely scientific basis by historians and political scientists. Court verdicts will not influence the acute needs of our society. These communist trials remind me of a medieval witch-hunt. We no longer live in the middle ages."

Milan Ištván, deputy for the reformed communist Party of the Democratic Left (SDĽ), in defence of his view that state bodies should not investigate crimes committed during the 40 years of communism.




"Luckily, at least in this we are united."

Marián Mesiarik, MP for the Party of Civic Understanding (SOP) - a member of the government coalition, assuring the support of coalition MP's for Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda during a non-confidence vote on April 13.


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In praise of concrete

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In shallow waters, experts are expendable

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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).