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“We have destroyed our currency, turned it into briquettes. We should have done as the Germans did: they deposited their [Deutsch]mark and can return to it at any time. Which is what they will do.”

“We have destroyed our currency, turned it into briquettes. We should have done as the Germans did: they deposited their [Deutsch]mark and can return to it at any time. Which is what they will do.”

Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Ján Slota claims that Germany is about to return to using its former currency, and says Slovakia should abandon the euro and do the same.

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Námestie Slobody square closer to facelift Photo

The Bratislava city council wants to revitalise the square by the end of 2018

The winning project for revitalisation of Námestie Slobody square

Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is popular in Slovakia

Disputed fee for preferential treatment at doctors to be re-introduced

Patients unwilling to wait at the doctor’s office may be able to make appointments starting next year, for a fee of €50.

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.