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Smer and KDH ally IN A MOVE that deeply divides traditionalists and liberals in the country and beyond, Slovakia’s constitution is set to “protect” traditional marriage. But as the amendment landed in parliament, it caused several other divisions in Slovakia: opinions are split over its changes to the judiciary, but also over the nature of the unorthodox deal between Smer and the Christian Democrats that makes all of these changes possible. 10 Mar 2014 Michaela Terenzani - Stanková More from Politics & Society
Crimea a turning point, Polish ambassador says IN THE longer term, we have to rethink the vulnerabilities in our relations with Russia, including energy and financial dependencies, said Polish Ambassador to Slovakia Tomasz Chłoń in an interview with The Slovak Spectator. “What happened can be a turning point in how we construct the security and defence of the European Union,” Chłoń said. 6 Mar 2014 Beata Balogová More from Politics & Society
HIV patients face stereotypes COPING with an incurable virus is only one of the problems confronting HIV positive people living in Slovakia, as discrimination remains rampant amid an increase in cases and a drop in funding. 10 Mar 2014 Roman Cuprik More from Politics & Society
Fico's competitors agree to unite in second round IN THE closely watched first presidential debate, just two days after the official campaign began, the four candidates pledged to unite against Prime Minister Robert Fico in the second round of the election. But with a little more than a week before voters go to the polls, it is becoming less clear who will face Fico in the run-off. 10 Mar 2014 Michaela Terenzani - Stanková More from Politics & Society
Hauliers threaten with strike HAULIERS in Slovakia appear set to go on strike over changes which, as of January 2014, increased the number of tolled roads. The Slovak Union of Motor Carriers (UNAS) has announced it will issue a general strike due to concerns that the Transport Ministry will not fulfil its promise to make changes to the toll system. The deadline was set on March 7. 10 Mar 2014 Radka Minarechová More from Business
Near the capital, near adventure Discover Bratislava with Bratislava City Guide . If you have a spare day or two while visiting Bratislava, why not pay a visit to places outside the city. 7 Mar 2014 Lucia Rusnáková, Michaela Gedaiová More from Regional News
The last laugh EDITORIAL “THERE WAS a woman who liked men and once she had three lovers at her apartment at the same time when her husband came home unexpectedly much sooner than usual,” starts the joke that presidential candidate Robert Fico chose to entertain Slovak ladies in Senica on the occasion of International Women’s Day. 10 Mar 2014 Beata Balogová More from Opinion
Pozývací list Slovak Word of the Week WHEN Vasil Biľak passed away on February 6, no one could have suspected that just a month later history would repeat itself and someone else would get the idea to address an invitation letter (pozývací list) to the Kremlin. 6 Mar 2014 Lukáš Fila More from Opinion
Cooking: An act of pleasure and art (video included) Cooking with Ambassadors FOR THE FRENCH a meal is much more than just nutrition for the body. Cooking in France has been transformed into a culinary discourse, involving history, philosophy and art. 10 Mar 2014 Beata Balogová More from Cooking
Countrywide Events Music, Theater, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 10 Mar 2014 Zuzana Vilikovská More from Culture & Society
Koreans and Slovaks both know tough times (video included) “It is similar, Korean history and Slovak history,” says Seo Il Won, 43- year-old pastor of the Korean congregation within the Evangelical Free Church in Žilina. Seo has been working in Slovakia since 2011, and together with his religious community overcomes the difficulties of living in a foreign culture. During the walk in his favourite place in Žilina, he talks on the friendship between the two nations. 10 Mar 2014 Filip Lehotský More from Foreigners in Slovakia
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“I am still in good shape and I will endure there [in the president’s office] for those 10 years.” Presidential candidate Milan Kňažko said during the pre-election debate organised by the Sme daily and the Trend weekly on March 3.