FORMER head of the newborn clinic at Nitra Hospital Alena Ďurišová, who lost her job after altering a medical record, nearly resulting in the death of a baby, currently serves as consultant to the Health Care…
BUILDING a bypass around Bratislava via the so-called PPP (public-private partnership) project might be overpriced by €1 billion compared to a standard form of construction.
The first Bratislava Week of Volunteering was held between September 28 and October 3. The event was coordinated by Bratislava Volunteer Center. Let's look back on what we achieved.
THE NITRA Gallery which is housed in the historical Regional House in the centre of the city of the same name, celebrates 50 years this month.
Nela Sotonová is an accomplished young woman with more than a handful of experiences. At just 28, she speaks seven languages, has won investor funding for her start-up, Designeros, in Silicon Valley, lived in…
FOR THE first time in the history of independent Slovakia, the country’s football representation advances to the European Championship taking place in France next year.
THE TECHMATCH Slovakia 2015 conference, organised for start-ups between October 12 and 16, has caused enormous controversy, and even a boycott.
WHITE night, the festival of contemporary art which took place for the first time also in Bratislava, drew about 100,000 people to its streets on October 10.
It all started last Wednesday, October 7. More than 100 people gathered at KC Dunaj in downtown Bratislava, with one aim: to find out what Young Guns can give them and what it actually is.
Slovak children whose parents have low education likely to grow up poor.
A public lecture in Bratislava and Košice, by James Steele (the two-time holder of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize).
SLOVAKIA’s foreign policy has failed, President Andrej Kiska said during a speech in parliament October 7. The country’s main foreign policy stakeholders, the prime minister and the foreign minister, however, did…
AFTER several scandals concerning the health care sector, the opposition party the Christian Democrats Movement (KDH) called on Prime Minister Robert Fico of Smer party to dismiss Viliam Čislák, who is a Smer…
ALMOST three quarters of people do not trust the Slovak judiciary system or courts; according to a poll organised by the Via Iuris non-governmental organisation in cooperation with the Focus polling agency.
BRITISH retailer Tesco will not sell its premises in central Europe.
THE COSTS of dismissing an employee still vary around Europe, with Slovakia being on the cheaper end of the scale, together with other countries of eastern and central Europe.
LAST year, the average gross monthly salary in Slovakia amounted to €964, increasing by 5.7 percent year-on-year.
I tend to be rather skeptical of professional athletes, considering them overpaid and over valued. But here are some reasons that Sagan seems like a genuinely good guy.
The economy of the future will partly come from smart nerds in messy garages, coming up with bright ideas.
NATO gave the green light to the creation of two logistics centres on the eastern EU border, one in Slovakia and one in Hungary, during its October 8 meeting in Brussels, the Sme daily reported.
SLOVAK Prime Minister Robert Fico signed an agreement in Havana on October 9, according to which Cuba should settle its debt towards Slovakia. It was the main point of a meeting with Cuban Vice-president Ricardo…
PRIME ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4) grouping, i.e. Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, discuss a possible joint venture to assist Hungary with its current migration crisis.
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A…
THE ARTIST Pinggera made a series of paintings of old Bratislava beginning in the 20th century, several of which were published also as period postcards. Pinggera managed to discover the magic of the city’s coves…
THE ADRENALINE Weekend, a three-day event packed with speed and excitement, is developing into a tradition in the city of Nitra.
SLOVAKIA still has to wait for the chance to advance to the European Championship taking place in France next year as it lost its match against Belarus on October 9.
THE MONDAY, October 12 match with Luxembourg can decide whether the Slovak national football team makes it to the2016European Championship in France. If they win, it would be the first trip the championship in the…
SLOVAKIA’S chances to advance to the EURO 2016 championship in France are very good.