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Slovak among languages featured in new Google tool

SLOVAK is among the 27 languages available for instant visual translation in a new Google Translate application.

Culture & lifestyle

Pro Musica – Magnólia choir won a US competition

THE ZEMPLÍN-based choir Pro Musica – Magnólia won a nice victory in the USA – in early July, winning at the Serenade Choral Festival in Washington, D.C.

Politics & society

Harabin releases third convicted police officer

Another police officer convicted for corruption was released by the appellate senate chaired by Štefan Harabin with the argument that the police inspectorate that investigated his case is unlawful. The former…

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In pursuit of innovation and leadership

Slovak Telekom (ST) has been on the Slovak telecommunications market for decades, witnessing the peak usage of fixed lines as well as the arrival and spread of mobile phones. As a member of the Deutsche Telekom (DT)…

Politics & society

Police deny racially-motivated raids

OMBUDSWOMAN Jana Dubovcová points to an excessive number of searching actions in regions with numerous Roma communities demanding Police President Tibor Gašpar to check if they are racially motivated, but he denies…

International

Slovakia’s ‘invisible minority’ counters migration fears

Immigration has been at the centre of Slovakia’s public discourse in recent weeks, and though it may seem so, the issue is hardly a new one. Vietnamese people, for instance, have lived in Slovakia since the 1970s…

Politics & society

Helicopter crash claims one life

A PILOT died and another two soldiers were injured in the military helicopter crash on July 28. 

Business

Land Rover may go to Poland, British media report

THE JAGUAR Land Rover carmaker is reportedly closing in on Poland as the site for its new factory in eastern Europe. 

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Four die in rescue helicopter crash

AN EMERGENCY helicopter rushing to help an injured boy crashed at the Slovenský Raj (Slovak Paradise) National Park in eastern Slovakia on July 17 after 18:00. 

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Police detained men organising forced marriages

THE POLICE have arrested two men from eastern Slovakia who lured young women and then forced them to marry abroad. 

The community centre in Bystrany

New community centre opens in Bystrany

A NEW community centre was opened in the town of Bystrany, Košice Region, on July 28, with Government Proxy for the Roma Communities Peter Pollák in attendance.


Average salary now €929 per month

PEOPLE in Slovakia earned an average of €929 per month in the first half of the year, with the highest earnings seen in Bratislava Region (€1,283), according to an online survey on the Platy.sk website that gathered…

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Household gas prices to shrink 3.91 percent in September

GAS prices for households are set to drop by 3.91 percent as of September, with the average price of gas supplied to small businesses also set to post a fall by 3.7 percent.

Economic sentiment slightly down in July

THE MOOD of enterprises continues to deteriorate.


Slovakia and migrants

FICO’S rejection of refugee quotas hurts Slovakia, not the migrants who don’t want to come here in the first place.

Let's not allow ethnic conflicts to spread in Europe

THIS month the world remembers one of the horrors of Europe’s recent history – the slaughter twenty years ago of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica. The Srebrenica massacre was the…

EU crisis is not about Greece

THE EUROPEAN Union has frequently, and justifiably, faced criticism for its “democratic deficit”. 


Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Greece submits diplomatic protest against Kažimír’s comments

SLOVAK Finance Minister Peter Kažimír’s comments on Twitter concerning the results of July 13 talks of eurozone leaders on providing the third bailout to Greece have outraged the Greek government, which has…

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NBS approves the release of commemorative coin

THE COUNCIL of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), the country’s central bank, approved the planned commission of commemorative €2-coins to mark the 30th anniversary of the European Union’s flag.

The statue in Paulhan

Interior Ministry will contribute to Štefánik’s statue reconstruction

THE SLOVAK Interior Ministry will allocate €13,200 for reconstruction of the statue of Milan Rastislav Štefánik and the memorial plaque located in Paulhan, southern France.


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Slovak auction house sold original bust by Bernini

THE INVALUABLE work by Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 – 1680) the “Pope’s Bust”was sold for its appraised value, with everyone – except for the buyer – taking it for a copy.

Ister Felis cat show

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between July 31 and August 9, including international cat show, a lot of classical music and jazz, an organ festival, jeep rally, a summer film seminar, a beach-volleyball tournament, and…

Gypsy Fest 2014

The biggest Roma festival in Slovakia spills into Bratislava streets

THE GYPSY Fest, already a tradition in Slovakia (in its eight years) now falls under the World Roma Festival series. In Bratislava, it will bring a host of events between July 29 and 31.


Peter Sagan triumphant in Paris

Sagan won his fourth green jersey in the Tour de France, finished 46th overall

SLOVAK cycling racer Peter Sagan won the points competition at the Tour de France 2015, earning his fourth green jersey, in his fourth ride at the legendary cycling race.

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NHL stars to play ball-hockey exhibition in Dubnica

THE RECENTLY opened fitness club FitFabrik in Dubnica nad Vahom in Trenčín Region will host a charity ball-hockey tournament on July 26, with participation of several National Hockey League (NHL) stars.

The state of construction works on Tehelné Pole in March.

Government still lacks documents about stadium construction

THE EDUCATION Ministry started searching for an advisor who should carry out an audit of the project concerning construction of the National Football Stadium, which should stand in Tehelné Pole (Bratislava’s New…