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Transport Minister to Face No Confidence Motion Over Dubious Tender »

Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Jan Pociatek is to face a vote of no confidence this Friday, 12 December, over accusations of a dubious public tender won by…

10 Dec 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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Government Passes Bogus Procurement Amendment »

With shouts for change on how state contracts are dished out to suppliers with hidden owners, the government took it on itself to change the Public Procurement Act, but the…

4 Dec 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Slovak Work Slaves Freed in UK »

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A group of thirteen Slovaks were freed from a kind of enslavement in the UK this week after British police…

17 Dec 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Petrol Prices to Drop to 3-Year Low »

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Good news for motorists as petrol prices in Slovakia are heading for their lowest level in three years to under…

12 Dec 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

More Dubious Contracts, More Dubious Personal Ties »

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The appetite to attack and expose dubious tenders and orders for the state continues with four hospitals now pinpointed for…

9 Dec 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Parking Chosen Over Archaeological Findings at Castle »

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There has been a public outcry against the planned garages to be built at Bratislava Castle as it will mean…

8 Dec 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Economic Tatra Summit 2014 a Success »

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The third edition of TATRA SUMMIT focused on several key topics such as economic growth, new investments and innovation strategies, priorities of the new European Commission, regaining trust in the EU and finally the new Energy Union. The conference was innovative in its approach because…

1 Dec 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Slovak J&T Joins Forces with China Giant »

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Obviously not big enough,major Slovak-Czech financial group J&T signed an agreement on Monday with the sixth largest private company in China, CEFC China Energy, as part of a strategic partnership. J&T spokeswoman Jana Jarošová announced the news, which will looks set to see the Chinese giant…

28 Oct 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Free Trains for Students, Children and the Elderly »

Bratislava Central Station (c) The Daily.SK

The government made a bold move today by approving free rail transport for children, students (under 26) and pensioners, as part of its 15-point programme aimed at boosting the quality of life of the most vulnerable groups. The free train rides (2nd class), will apply to…

22 Oct 2014 / 5 Comments / Read More »

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Thousands Take To Budapest Streets Over ‘Internet Tax’

Thousands of people took to the streets in Budapest on Sunday to protest against Hungary’s proposed internet tax. Although there were conflicting reports of the precise numbers involved, according to reports the crowd (which included those…

27 Oct 2014 / Read More »
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Oil Pipeline May Run Through Petrlzalka, Bratislava

The long-debated route for a new oil pipeline that has been threatening the protected nature reserve of Zitny Ostrov has still not been decided on, but information leaked by daily Hospodarske Noviny may appease environmentalists, who…

7 Oct 2014 / Read More »
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Tuesday 16th – BA Christmas Quiz Night

It’s the one you have all been waiting for! It’s time for the 2014 Christmas Quiz Night at Goblins! Expect lots of Christmas and holiday references and a few surprises too! This is going to be…

15 Dec 2014 / Read More »
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Bratislava Indoor Flea Market This Saturday

This Saturday one of Bratislava’s best bars, Goblins Pub on Dunajska, will be hosting an indoor Flea Market event where you can bring along all your unwanted stuff and sell it to someone who wants it.…

4 Dec 2014 / Read More »
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Internationals Bratislava Christmas Party

Ready for a surprise? For one night, in little Bratislava there is a cosmopolitan event where people from over 90 countries and six continents gather together, socialize and party. It is with great pleasure to announce…

8 Dec 2014 / Read More »
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English Comedy: Benny Boot and Freddy Quinne in Bratislava!

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME: BIG NEWS! One of the Netherlands top comedians, Jurg Van Ginkel, has just flown in to join our line-up for this week’s English comedy show! Jurg is hugely talented and is very experienced…

11 Nov 2014 / Read More »
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A True Flamenco Experience in Bratislava

In recent years a new flamenco generation had appeared and grown in Slovakia reaching a considerable artistic spread within both national and international flamenco activities. The band PONTE PARDO is no exception. In a well mixed…

30 Nov 2014 / Read More »
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Slovakia Pass Belarus Test To Top Group

Slovakia won the third match in a row in the qualifying round of Group C after defeating Belarus 3:1 (0:0) on October 12 in Borisov Arena. Team captain Marek Hamšík scored two goals, with the third…

13 Oct 2014 / Read More »

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