Opinion

Remiáš betrayed

Police refusal to investigate state-sanctioned killing is further proof that we are not all equal before the law.

Business

Business service centres migrate to Slovakia

IN RECENT years a number of international companies have established shared business and service centres in Slovakia, creating a new, significant economic that gives jobs to thousands of educated Slovaks. The number…

International

New mobile network could be tested in Slovakia

SLOVAKIA, a country of the 5.4-million population prone to test the latest technical innovations, may become a testing ground for another novelty – a new mobile network developed by a Chinese company.

Business

Employee benefit packages evolving

Trends include so-called “healthy” benefits combining work and private life.

Politics & society

Parliament: Archaeological findings at Bratislava Castle will be preserved

ARCHAEOLOGICAL finds at the Bratislava Castle will be preserved and protected, while the planned garages for which parliament has faced criticism from both experts and the general public will be built on the site as…

Business

Poprad-Riga flight connection will get stopover in Warsaw

LATVIAN airlines airBaltic will continue operating the flights from Riga to Poprad, with the plan to establish a stopover in Warsaw.

Business

Penta buys remaining stock in Dôvera

THE INVESTMENT group Penta will become the sole owner of the private health insurer Dôvera.

Culture & lifestyle

The rise and fall of Slovak castles

NOWADAYS Slovakia is recognised as the world leader in car production per capita. What is less well known is that this country also has the highest number of castles per person.

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Young Slovak scientists succeed at International Science Fair in Pittsburgh

TWO young Slovak students, Martin Holický and Daniel Zvara, have succeeded in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the largest international science competition of secondary school…

SAV representatives demonstrate for autonomy

MORE THAN 100 people gathered at a protest rally organised by the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) at its premises in Bratislava’s Patrónka area on May 26, calling for the institution to be allowed to continue to…

President Andrej Kiska

The president received different wording of ruling

THE VERBAL and written explanation of the ruling issued in the dispute between President Andrej Kiska and three judges whom he refused to appoint to the Constitutional Court differs, the Denník N daily reported.


Some 36,000 Slovaks study abroad.

Many Slovaks still migrate for work

They may be motivated to return.

Tatry Mountain Resorts could buy two Austrian ski resorts

THE SLOVAKIA-based holding Tatry Mountain Resorts (TMR), which operates ski resorts and provides tourism services in Central Europe, appears to be interested in buying two ski resorts in the Austrian Alps,…

Váhostav-SK is heavily involved in highway construction in Slovakia.

Váhostav-SK safe for now

THE COURT has officially okayed the restructuring plan of construction company Váhostav-SK which means it will not go bankrupt, the TASR newswire reported on May 25.


Foreigners cannot always make their way around without a Slovak speaker by their side.

Blog: The state of Services for expats in Bratislava

Many foreigners will tell you that one of the biggest challenges when arriving in Bratislava is arranging for the variety of services needed to start your life in a new country, from renting an apartment, getting…

The TSS team in 2010: from left,bottom row: Jana Liptáková, Beata Balogová, Ján Pallo, Zuzana Vilikovská; top row: Donald Spatz, Tatiana Štrauchová, Marta Fukasová, Michaela Terenzani, Roman Král, Martina Mišíková, Dáša Košútová, Beata Fojtíková, James Thomson

More independent thought and self-confidence for Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator has been covering the development of Slovakia for two decades now. On the occasion of the celebration of its 20th anniversary it surveyed its founder, head of the Petit Press publishing house as…

Karol Mitrík, new head of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ)

Shame on Frešo; shame on us

There are so many reasons why Karol Mitrík is unsuitable as the new director of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) that this short space will suffice only to scratch the surface.  


Presidents: Slovak (L) Andrej Kiska and Ukrainian Petro Poroshenko.

Kiska: Slovakia will never recognise Crimea annexation

SLOVAKIA will never recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea, the country’s president Andrej Kiska said after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his official visit to Kiev on May 20.

Al-Jazeera working on a documentary in Moldava

ARABIAN news network Al-Jazeera is preparing the documentary about a Roma man from Slovakia who wants to become a teacher.

British PM David Cameron (R) shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande at Eastern Partnership summit. Front row left is Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, next to him Slovak president Kiska.

President Kiska supported EU enlargement in Riga

SLOVAKIA fully supports the enlargement of the European Union, Slovak President Andrej Kiska said at the Eastern Partnership and EU summit in Riga, Latvia. He added that the vision of possible EU membership is…


Levoča altar renovated

Levoča altar has been reconstructed to full splendour

MASTER Pavol was a world-renowned sculptor and carver; his altar in Levoča, the tallest Gothic altar in the world, has been reconstructed after almost three years of work.

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World Music from Slovakia project to introduce top ensembles

WORLD music may not be the most-mainstream genre in Slovakia but folklore has strong roots here and many top local musicians were either directly inspired by it, or have played with it, making a more modern fusion…

Crocos in Košice zoo

Košice Zoo won an award for crocodile breeding

THE ZOO from Košice succeeded in a competition of Czech and Slovak zoos, for the best breeding of 2014.


Miroslav Šatan as the world championship in the Czech Republic, looking into future

Slovakia will host ice hockey world championship

AFTER it hosted the IIHF World Championship in 2011, Slovakia will again organise this ice hockey event in 2019.

AS Trenčín, owned by former Ajax player, wins the national football league

A BIT surprisingly the football club AS Trenčín owned by the former professional footballer, Dutch Tscheu La Ling, has won the national league, breaking up the six-year dominance of Slovan and Žilina, the two…

Richard Lintner announcing his candidacy

Former player Lintner to run for hockey association presidency

FORMER long-time member of the Slovak ice-hockey national team Richard Lintner is to run for the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZĽH) presidency at the association’s congress next month.