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New Bratislava Airport Terminal to Open in June 2010
Bratislava, May 7, 2010 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava Airport (BTS) will open its newly built terminal with capacity to handle 3.5 million passengers annually in early June, Slovak news agency SITA reported....

Bratislava Rises to 30th Spot in Mercer's Worldwide Cost of Living Survey
Bratislava, July 7, 2009 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava rose 15 spots in the 2009 Mercer Cost of Living Survey while other cities in the region plunged due to weaker currencies. Slovakia adopted the euro as its currency in 2008 and the strong euro has increased the cost of living....

Wizz Air Considering Bratislava Expansion to Replace Skyeurope - SME
Updated July 1, 2009 - Wizz Air announces Bratislava - Rome flights Bratislava, June 30, 2009 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Hungary-based low-cost air carrier Wizz Air is in talks with the Bratislava Airport about expanding to Slovakia in the near future, news portal of the Slovak daily Sme reported on Tuesday....

Humanzee hails from Bratislava in Microsoft Xbox film
Bratislava, July 24, 2008 (Bratislava-City.sk) - How do you get a humanzee? A secret lab in Bratislava, Slovakia injects human sperm in a female chimpanzee with a turkey baster, according to a short comedy film prepared for Microsoft Xbox game console users to be released later in 2008, Microsoft announced, according to TeamXbox.com....

Bratislava one of top five retailer destinations - survey
Bratislava, January 10, 2008 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava came fourth as a most likely destination for cross-border retail expansion in a ranking in the 2007 International Retailer's Survey, real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield said....

Bratislava leaps to 31st place in Mercer HR cost of living survey
Bratislava, October 21, 2007 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava leapt to 31st place from 48th in 2006 in the Mercer HR Cost of Living Report, which ranks world cities according to living costs of expatriate staff....

Bratislava region 5th in EU in concentration of students - Eurostat
Bratislava, October 5, 2007 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava region has the fifth highest concentration of students among European Union regions, according to Eurostat, the EU' statistical office....

Bratislava Breaks Into Top 100 'Livable Cities' Club - BusinessWeek
Bratislava, April 17, 2007 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava took the 99th place in a global ranking of the most livable cities in the world according to a survey of expatriate executives carried out by Mercer Human Resource Consulting and published by BusinessWeek....

Movie Hostel - Bratislava, Slovakia fights back by inviting director
UPDATED with Slovak Tourist Board comment - Bratislava, March 15, 2006 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Official Slovak Tourist Board invited the director of Hostel to visit the country and see that its portrayal in the film as a decrepit, dangerous place is unfair, head of the agency said....

Bratislava Conferences in 2007
APLIMAT 2007 – 6th International Conference on Applied Mathematics February 6–9, 2007 Aplimat 2007 is an international forum for scientists and engineers, researchers and educators, theoreticians and practitioners in the field of applied mathematics....

Bratislava to host heads of EU parliaments in May 2007
Bratislava, January 1, 2007 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Slovakia will host the Conference of heads of parliaments of member and candidate countries of the European Union in Bratislava from May 24th to May 27th....

Bratislava wants to become European Capital of Culture in 2013
Bratislava, December 7, 2006 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, will compete with Kosice, Nitra, Banska Bystrica and Martin for the title European Capital of Culture in 2013....

Slovak government cancels planned sale of Bratislava Airport to Vienna Airport Consortium
UPDATED - Bratislava, October 19, 2006 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Slovak Government definitively confirmed that the Bratislava Airport will not be sold to an outside bidder. "Development of the airport will be fully ensured by the state, we have outside resources and loans at our disposal," Minister of Transport Lubomir Vazny was quoted as saying by the SITA news agency....

Tower 115 tallest building in Bratislava after antenna added
Bratislava, September 18, 2006 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava has a new tallest building after the installation of a new mobile network antenna atop the former "Press centrum" office building near the Danube river....

Bratislava ranks 48th most expensive city in the world in Mercer HR survey
Bratislava ranks the 48th most expensive city in the world for expatriates to live in, down from the 31st place last year, in the 2006 Mercer HR Cost of Living Report. Bratislava ranks on par with Indonesia's Jakarta and one place ahead of Prague, the capital of the neighbouring Czech Republic....

Wilsonic Festival Confirms The Location
Wilsonic Festival 2006 will take place at Tyrsovo nabrezie (embankment) and in Arena Theatre during the weekend of June, 9-10. Wilsonic Festival is scheduled a week after the Montreal's Mutek Festival, Canada and week before the Sonar festival in Barcelona, Spain....

Bratislava For Everyone 2006
City of Bratislava organizes third year of open doors day - Bratislava For Everyone. The event takes place on weekend from April 21 to April 23, 2006. Most of the events during the weekend are suitable for Bratislava's citizens, but some of them are available also for tourists....

Bratislava launches City Card
Updated July 20, 2010 Bratislava, March 31, 2005 (Bratislava-City.sk) - The Bratislava Cultural and Infromation Centre (BKIS), the city's official tourism agency, launched a new integrated city card offering visitors discounts on museums, dining and entertainment, as well as free travel on the city's public transport and a free one-hour walking tour....

City reopens remodelled tourist information centre
Bratislava, March 23, 2006 (Bratislava-City.sk) - The City of Bratislava reopened its main tourist information centre at Klobucnicka near the Primatial Palace after over four months of remodelling....

New Bratislava-Vienna speedboat Twin City Liner launches May 2006
Bratislava, January 19, 2006 (BratislavaGuide.com) - A new speed boat line Twin City Liner, will connect Bratislava and Vienna three times a day in under 75 minutes from May 2006, according to the Austrian operator DDSG....

Tourism in Bratislava During Summer 2005
Tourism in Bratislava was on the rise during summer months in 2005. Over 358 thousand visitors travelled to Bratislava from April to September 2005. It is the increase of 9,5% compared to the same period in year 2004....

Ryanair considering adding Bratislava as a base-agency
Bratislava, January 9, 2005 (BratislavaCity.sk) - Irish low cost airline Ryainair may launch up to 20 routes to the Slovak capital Bratislava in the next few years, the agreement between the operator and Bratislava airport showed, Czech news agency CTK reported on Monday....

Bratislava Christmas Markets Nov 27 to December 22, 2009
Bratislava, October 7, 2009 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Bratislava's annual Christmas market will take place from November 28 at the Main Square, Hviezdoslavovo Square and Frantiskanske Square offering Christmas specialties, traditional gifts and music performances....

Tales of Masters at ULUV Galery
Bratislava, November 15, 2005 (Bratislava-City.sk) - The Centre of Folk Arts and Crafts ULUV opened an exhibition of life works of two Slovak folk craft masters Jozef Lenhart and Juraj Leporis....

Design Days 2005 taking place Oct 18-30
Bratislava, September 30, 2005 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Design Days 2005, a festival of design, is scheduled to take place at venues around Bratislava from October 18 to October 30, 2005....

Artmedia Bratislava beats FC Porto 2-3
Bratislava, September 28, 2005 (BratislavaCity.sk) - Slovak 2004 champion Artmedia Bratislava scored a surprising victory to its Champions League Group H hosts FC Porto on Wednesday after a rally from 2-0 near the end of the first half....

Artmedia Bratislava-Petrzalka beats Celtic Glasgow 5:0
Bratislava, July 28, 2005 (Bratislava-City.sk) - Artmedia Bratislava-Petrzalka won over Celtic Glasgow yesterday by shocking 5:0 in Champions League second qualifying round tie....

Bratislava names new bridge 'Apollo'
June 29, 2005 - The City of Bratislava deputies voted to name the fifth bridge the Apollo bridge, after the historic name of a local oil refinery, in accord with the results of several informal public votes....

Bratislava For Everyone
The City of Bratislava organizes 'Bratislava For Everyone' day that is basically Open Door Day during April 22-24, 2005. Bratislava For Everyone event offers great possibilities to visit Mayor's office and other city offices as well as museums, galleries, ZOO, Botanical garden and other attractions free of charge....

President Putin to visit Slavin monument
Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation, will pay his first official visit to Slovakia. The presidential visit includes meeting with Slovak officials. He will also pay tribute by laying wreaths to the Russian soldiers from the World War II at Slavin monument....

High Tatras National Park Seriously Damaged
On November 19, 2004 strong storm and hurricane hit Slovak National Park of High Tatras (Vysoke Tatry) destroying over 100 square kilometers of forests leaving flat land with fallen trees behind....

Slovaks remember 15 years since end of communism
Bratislava -- Citizens and institutions prepared to commemorate the Velvet Revolution on November 17, 2004, fifteen years after the former Communist regime beat up students peacefully marching in Prague, the then capital of Czechoslovakia....

Slovakia European Parliament vote with lowest turnout in EU
Briefly after joining the European Union, Slovak citizens will vote for the first time ever to elect 13 representatives for the Brussels-based European legislative body. The election was won by Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda's SDKU ticket led by the former hockey player Peter Stastny....

Slovakia joins European Union on May 1
The country is one of the ten new member states alongside the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Baltics, Slovenia, Malta and Cyprus. Bratislava marked the date with celebrations, major fireworks, concerts and other events....