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Extremist leader changed flat for house after elections

The party of Marian Kotleba bought a family house; in the past it promised to refuse state support.

Culture & lifestyle

Jubilee edition of CE∙ZA∙AR awards announces winnersPhoto

A kindergarten also for use by adults, a gothic church without the sediment of inelegance and a sheltered footbridge are among the winners of the CE∙ZA∙AR architecture prizes.


US Ambassador: Russian disinformation is a problem throughout the region

Radicalization starts with the loss of confidence in democratic institutions. Propaganda undermines this confidence and thus contributes to radicalization, says the new US Ambassador to Slovakia, Adam Sterling.


New tax raises mixed emotions

The measure will impact rather Slovak firms.


Public lecture in Bratislava and Košice by Pulitzer prize winning journalist

Deborah Nelson will talk in Slovakia about stories which are showing the new face of a changing world. Register now for the lecture for free.


Kočner is behind charges against Lipšic

The prosecution has confirmed that criminal charges have been filed against Lipšic and Grendel. They are based on a criminal complaint from tycoon Marián Kočner.

Culture & lifestyle

Bratislava’s SNP Bridge forecasts weather by colours

Yellow is for sunny weather, blue for rain, green for cloudy weather and red for strong wind and very unfavourable weather


Blog: Global markets at our doorstep

In Slovakia, entrepreneurialism is still stigmatized. Historical legacies frame the entrepreneur as a parasite. Forever greedy, the speculative business owner takes, rather than gives to a vulnerable society.


Piano loses its sound in Slovakia

The national paywall system ends, returning the power to publishers.

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Instead of help the police argued Sharia Law

Though Police Corps president decided to examine previous investigation, the case is probably time-barred four years after the original resolution.

Poll: The rate of trust in Slovak justice increased 11 percent

While trusts rates have increased, optimism is too early as 60 percent of Slovaks still distrust the judiciary system.

Zuzana Čaputová

Dissatisfied teachers end graded strike as of October 19

Slovak teachers ended the “graded strike” they launched in September, representatives of the Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) said.

L-R: Head of ISU Branislav Kočan and vice-president of the Slovak Chamber of Teachers Vladimír Crmoman during the march on October 19, 2016.

The visualisation of the Stanica Nivy project

Bratislava will get a brand new bus station

Stanica Nivy will combine transport interchange and shopping centre

New trade union organisation at Volkswagen grows

VW management does not want to get involved in the matter.

Zoroslav Smolinský

German car parts producer Schaeffler eyes Slovakia

The company already operates two factories in Slovakia with 10,000 employees.

Slovakia's €2 coin has won plaudits from numismatists for its design and ease of handling.

Blog: Don’t call me an Eastern European!

What to do with our ‘Eastern Europe’ label? Keep it or ditch it?

Could Bratislava be a "24-hour city"?

There is good reason for the Slovak capital to think about nightlife as a legitimate contributor to the economic and cultural health of the city.

Bratislava by night.

Blog: Na zdravie!

To have alcohol producers among the sponsors of a health conference organised by the Health Ministry is a faux pas, as the French would say (with or without a glass of champagne in hand).

V4 presdients: L-R Czech MIloš Zeman, Hungarian János Áder, Polish Andrzej Duda, and Slovak Andrej Kiska at a meeting in Rzesów, Poland.

Kiska in conflict with other V4 presidents

Slovak President Andrej Kiska was in opposition with the rest of the presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries – Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic – concerning the refugee crisis.

FAM Lajčák: Slovakia respects one-China policy

Minister Miroslav Lajčák stressed that Slovakia recognises and respects the one-China policy i.e. the position that Tibet is a legitimate part of China.

L-R: Chinese Ambassador to Slovakia Lin Lin and Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák met October 19.

Minister Kažimír visits four EFTA countries

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír set off on October 19 for a three-day tour of the four countries that form the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

The bookstore of Martinus.sk in Cubicon

Bratislava has one of the 75 greatest bookstores in the world

The Martinus bookshop in Cubicon shopping centre is listed in Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores.

Walking across Slovakia: Day 19

No tents, no sleeping rough, two teenagers and two adults, 900km, 4 rucksacks and some maps, a lot of maps: this is going to be fun.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between October 21 and 30, including jazz, classical and rock music, contemporary dance, Halloween in a museum, fashion show, a photo exhibition, and more…

Debris Company: Clear, dance perfromance in Banská Bystrica

Peter Sagan receives golden medal in Doha, Qatar.

Slovak cyclist Sagan defended world champion title Video

Sagan came from behind in the last sprint to earn a first-place finish, again demonstrating his dominance in cycling.

Hossa scores his 500th goal Video

The forward and winner of three Stanley Cups is only the third Slovak to achieve this success, and the 44th in all of the NHL.

Marián Hossa celebrates his 500th goal.

Cibulková won title in Linz, reached WTA Finals Photo

Slovak tennis player won the third title of the season and seventh in her career, whereby she jumped in the world WTA ranking to her career best, eighth place.

Slovak tennis player Dominika Cibulková after her triumph at the tournament in Linz on Sunday, October 16.