Culture & lifestyle

SNG under reconstruction, finallyPhoto

The resulting premises should become a sort of cultural centre in downtown Bratislava just next to the Danube river, connecting the national gallery with the street life of the capital.

Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between February 5 and 14, including a lot of music - classical, world, jazz, rock; operas, carnival feasts, ballet, a tennis cup, indoor bike show, non-stop skating marathon, exhibitions…


Blog: Then I felt like a doctor who lost a patient

Helena does not have any academic title before or after her name. She is a Roma healthcare assistant. She belongs to my “other Slovakia” – the open, enthusiastic, and daring one.

Politics & society

Slovaks stand behind the strikers

The tense situation among nurses and teachers and the government on the other side may worsen the outcome of the ruling Smer party shortly before the upcoming general election.

Politics & society

Nurses walk out

SEVERAL Slovak hospitals found themselves without qualified nurses in their key departments on February 1 as the termination notices of 540 nurses kicked in. The protest of nurses might affect the decision of some…

Politics & society

Fico to teachers: There’ll be no talks

PM Robert Fico insists the government will not make any decisions prior to elections. Teachers say government should do the homework it received in 2012 before it brings new conceptions and memorandums.


Bank fees targeted again

Free and €3 bank accounts part of the second social package.


It matters whether children are in the hands of a frustrated teacher

The school and teachers are strong archetypes which surface in our dreams even years after we left the classrooms.

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Teachers wrote letter to Juncker Photo

TO INFORM about the current state in the Slovak education sector, the Initiative of Slovak Teachers (ISU) has sent a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioner for…

Quote of the Week

“What is it? We file a complaint for what?”

Health Minister Viliam Čislák

Surgeon who separated conjoined twins died

RENOWNED Slovak children’s surgeon Vladimír Cingel passed away at the age of 54.

Vladimír Cingel

Slovaks develop as well as play mobile games.

Slovak app developers play the global market

Location no longer a limit on launching products, but language still is

Wholesale revenues down by 0.5 percent y-o-y in December

REVENUES from domestic activities and goods increased both in the sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in retail by 1 percent month-on-month in December 2015, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ)…

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NGOs criticise state IT projects

TWO non-governmental organisations turned to Prime Minister Robert Fico, asking him to adopt systemic measures regarding state IT solutions.

Music Bar Priatelia bouncers

Blog: International community reacts to racist remarks

Instead of the usual resignation, we are seeing an incredible reaction by the international community living in Slovakia and support from Slovaks who protested against racism in a bar in Bratislava.

Gov't ignores chance to upgrade energy sector

Monopolistic business interests and state intervention prevent investment in renewable energy sources, improved efficiency and smart grid technology. They block the country from accessing free money that would make…

Canada’s warm welcome

There are many lessons learned from past experience. The first is to ensure that newcomers can work when they arrive.

Canada has announced that it will take around 25,000 Syrians from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

Environment Minister Peter Žiga

Minister Žiga: Slovakia defends ban on water exports

SLOVAKIA will mount a thorough legal defence against a Polish firm's complaint about the ban since 2014 in the Slovak Constitution on water exports other than in consumer packaging and for humanitarian ends,…

€5.3m allocated to migration crisis solutions

SLOVAKIA will provide €5.3 million to solve the causes and impacts of the migration crisis.

Foreign minister expresses support to convene NATO-Russia council

SLOVAKIA supports convening the NATO-Russia Council, “but this doesn’t mean that we’ll return to what was in place before the annexation of Crimea”, said Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák.

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (l) and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin (r)

1st Slovak Pub in Bratislava

Foreigners: Top 10 bars in “Bartislava”

THERE are several commodities, activities or services that can lure tourists to Slovakia. One of them is having a beer in a cosy pub or bar in its lively capital, Bratislava.

Artists spraying communist leader's bust tried

THE BUST dedicated to former communist leader Vasil Biľak was unveiled in his native village of Krajná Bystrá on February 21, 2015, a year after his death.

Bratislava recommended for forest holiday

BRATISLAVA Forest Park was listed among the top 10 holidays among the trees.

Kačín, part of Bratislava Forest Park

Slovak Mihalíková (L) and Russian Kalinska won the junior doubles at Australian Open.

Slovak tennis player won Australian Open Photo

A SLOVAK tennis player in the junior category, Tereza Mihalíková, won the doubles at the Australian Open with Anna Kalinska, while also making it to the finals in singles.

Top skating event ended with success Video

Bratislava may apply for hosting the world championships.

Lukáš Csölley and Federica Testová

Hamšík in pursuit of Maradona

Marek Hamšík, captain of the Slovak national football team, is in great shape this season, not only in the national kit, but in his club SSC Napoli as well.

Marek Hamšík