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Tips for cultural, sport and social events between March 6 and March 15

Opinion

Truth and consequences

EVEN after putting racism aside, Marian Kotleba is a bad governor.

Business

Businesses wary of labour code changes

Amid a lack of tangible statistical data, employer groups continue to insist that reforms to the labour code in recent years are harming economic and job growth. 

Politics & society

More Slovak women opt to give birth abroad

SLOVAK health insurance companies report an increasing number of Slovak women requiring repayment of costs for giving birth abroad. 

Politics & society

Biľak memorial draws criticism, is vandalised

Tribute to communist era official reopens debates about history.

International

Bloomberg lists Slovakia as among 15 most miserable countries

THE MISERY Index for 2015 sees Venezuela, Argentina, South Africa, Ukraine and Greece as the five most painful economies in which to live and work, based on Bloomberg data calculated via the equation: unemployment…

Opinion

The tradition continues

We were around when Slovakia grew into the Tatra Tiger, when we became ice hockey world champions, when we joined the European Union and adopted the Euro.

Business

Ryanair launches new Bratislava-Berlin route

LOW-COST airline Ryanair announced a new Bratislava route to Berlin March 5, with a daily service commencing from October 27. New flights are on sale for travel in October, November and December 2015, available for…

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Prime Minister Robert Fico

Fico’s new assistant posed nude for calendar

PRIME Minister Robert Fico's new assistant Mária Trošková as a model in the past and her nude photos were published in a magazine for men and a calendar, the Denník N daily reported March 2.

Court session, illustrative stock photo.

Sentences in case of torturing young girl confirmed

THE HROTÁKS, the married couple who tortured three-year-old  Lucia Luknárová to death, have seen their lengthy prison sentences confirmed by a higher-instance court.

Protest at the Bratislava Castle

Parliamentary Speaker to set up expert commission on Bratislava Castle

THE REBUILDING and reconstruction of the Bratislava Castle has evoked much controversy, with rare findings uncovered during the construction of underground parking lot complicating the course of work.


Slovaks view Russia as biggest potential threat

RUSSIA is the country that could pose the biggest threat to Slovakia and real Slovaks must speak Slovak according to a recent Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) survey released March 3, the TASR newswire reported.

India and the United Arab Emirates interested in exercises in Slovakia

TWO FOREIGN countries have recently expressed their interest to train in Slovakia.

Slovakia will pay €70 million for EU presidency

HUNDREDS of people will get a commemorative coin, a scarf and a tie at the events organised during Slovakia’s presidency over the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2016.


Tesco in Zvolen

Tesco might quit Slovakia

BRITISH retail chain Tesco is pondering quitting Slovakia after 19 years and selling 155 outlets, 18 filling stations and two big distribution stores, the Sme daily wrote.

The first wooden Tesco opened in Rajec.

Eastern Slovak retailer interested in buying Tesco stores

THE INFORMATION on its sale, partial or total, has not been officially announced yet, but the British retail chain Tesco has already the first potential buyer: the Labaš company is unknown to western Slovakia but in…

Footwear, illustrative stock photo

Honeywell to boost footwear output, double its employees

THE HONEYWELL Safety Products (US) plant in Partizánske in the Trenčín region is set to boost its production of safety footwear in the months ahead in a move that should result in 134 new jobs.


Ruthenian resistors

The Ruthenian minority lives in the east and northeast Slovakia; their origin is not quite clear but it is known that these people arrived in several waves of migration between the 14th and 17th centurie s.

Space and Joy exhibition in Slovak National Museum

Buddhas, thangkas seize SNM

THE SLOVAK National Museum has opened its space at the residential building in Bratislava to almost 200 Buddhist artworks, within the exhibition called Space and Joy. Now, it has been prolonged until March 22, due…

Artillery ammunition, illustrative stock photo

Ammunition from World War II found outside Podolie

INHABITANTS of Podolie found unknown ammunition outside their municipality. After calling a pyrotechnic they found out that it is an artillery missile of 122 millimetres calibre of Soviet making, dating back to…


Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič

Why we need the Energy Union

The Energy Union is an ambitious project, but done correctly it will set the EU’s energy policy for the foreseeable future and bring long term benefits to both businesses and citizens.

BLOG: Never too late to start with English

THIS term I got a new beginner – senior group, composed of ladies who are mostly retired and therefore have a lot of spare time for learning something new. We have just completed our fifth week together.

Ján Figeľ

KDH at 25? More a funeral than a celebration

Christian Democrats never found a way to wed pragmatism with inspiration. 


Adam Nemec

Slovak proves successful in New York soccer club

SLOVAK football (soccer) player Adam Nemec scored a goal in the last preparatory match of his new employer, FC New York City, against Charleston Battery within the Carolina Challenge Cup, with a final score of 3:0.

Žampa wins the giant slalom

SLOVAK skier Adam Žampa won the giant slalom of the European Cup in alpine skiing held in Jasná (Low Tatras) on March 3. 

Slovan’s last match in KHL season looked like the finals

SLOVAN finished this year’s season, and probably its last performance, in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with a loss against Jokerit Helsinki.