Culture & lifestyle

Knowing one’s neighbours better

THE ANTHOLOGY the British publishing house Dedalus Books published this summer should serve as a showcase of Slovak literature but it can also be considered as a Slovak book, which just happens to be in English.

Politics & society

New anti-terrorism laws proposed

Government moves to amend more than 15 measures


We are heading to better energy interconnection

EC Vice President Šefčovič has worked hard and efficiently to get the support of the EU member states and bring the Energy Union project closer to reality.


Household debt increases and spawns risks

THE VOLUME of loans provided to households grew by 13 percent on a year-on-year basis in the first three quarters of 2015.

Culture & lifestyle

Film festival focuses on fairer world

THERE have been many festivals in Bratislava – not to mention Slovakia – this year, varying in focus on country, cinematography, special techniques and genres, or themes.


German engineer charged over Kurimany Bridge collapse

IN THE case of the November 2012 collapse of a highway bridge under construction that claimed four lives, the investigator has pressed charges against a German structural engineer.

Politics & society

MPs to supervise electronic surveillance

THE PARLIAMENT will strengthen external supervision over the use of information-technical means (ITP), used for wiretapping, via a commission.

Politics & society

Police search hotels for foreigners

FOLLOWING Prime Minister Robert Fico’s statement that the government would monitor every Muslim in Slovakia, the police started searching for foreigners, particularly Arabs, Syrians and refugees.

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A public transport stop, a popular "crime scene" for the fecal phantom. Illustrative stock photo

Bratislava police catch “Fecal Phantom”

A BRATISLAVA prosecutor has pressed charges of vandalism against a young man identified only as Martin M., aged 24, of Bratislava, who is suspected of terrorising Bratislava women by smearing feces on their faces.

Police detain van carrying radioactive substance

CUSTOMS officers stopped a van with Austrian licence plates at the Austrian-Slovak border crossing (in the Bratislava borough of Jarovce) when they recorded a level of radioactivity which was exceeded the safety…

Paška’s nephews brutally attacked woman Video

NEPHEWS of the former speaker of the Slovak parliament Pavol Paška (from Smer) were involved in a fight with several other Košice city citizens including the woman. Two of them have subsequently lost their jobs.

The violence ensued near pizza restaurant in Košice.

Flexibility is one advantage of online study.

Online learning is for the disciplined

lIMPROVED education directly contributes to improved economic output and online learning brings new options into formal education for companies as adults look to coordinate learning with daily working duties.

Over 200 nurses resign, more expected to join

SLOVAK nurses dissatisfied with how the Health Ministry has dealt with complaints about pay and working conditions started to hand in their resignations on November 25.

Monika Kavecká (L) and Iveta Lazorová at a nurses’ protest in September.

New bus station should be finished by late 2019 Photo

THE CONSTRUCTION of the new main bus station at Bratislava’s Mlynské Nivy may be completed in the end of 2019.

Blog: Bratislava's coffee culture has already got much to offer

Recent news about Starbucks coming to Bratislava has caused an increase in social media discussions in the past couple of days, with split views on whether this will be a positive or negative influence in the city.

Journalism must give a voice to the voiceless

Pulitzer winner: Crucial story of today is the gap between rich and poor

James B. Steele

November trees in a revolutionary forest

If Slovakia rejects refugees in wake of recent attacks, the message of November 17 has truly been lost.

Slovak president Andrej Kiska (L) and French Ambassador to Slovakia Didier Lopinot (2L) commemorate victims of the Paris attacks in Bratislava.

France asks Slovakia for military assistance in fighting terrorism

TALKS on potential military assistance for France between Slovak Defence Ministry State Secretary Miloš Koterec and French Ambassador to Slovakia Didier Lopinot began on November 20, in the wake of November 13…

Energy Union is supported by all EU members, Šefčovič says

THE ENERGY Union Project is supported by all member countries of the European Union, said European Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the ninth annual Central European Energy Conference 2015 (CEEC) on…

European Commission Vice-president for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič

Schengen will not shrink

THE COUNCIL of the European Union for Internal Affairs and Justice held a meeting in Brussels on November 20, the first since the November 13 attacks. There, the Netherlands refuted the news published earlier by…

Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Stará Tržnica hosted the Christmas Bazaar on Sunday.

Christmas Bazaar again offered countries' specialties Photo

The biggest charity event of the expat community in Slovakia returned after a one-year break.

Ice Cathedral in High Tatras built in baroque style Photo

SCULPTORS who work on the Tatra Ice Cathedral at Hrebienok in the High Tatras will finish by the end of this week. For about two weeks, they have been working on the biggest local attraction of the winter season,…

Ice cathedrla at Hrebienok, November 2015

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia, including many festivals - film, theatre, music, choir music - St Nicolas events, Christmas concerts, a ballet premiere, and more.

Polajka ensemble plays the works by composer Leoš Janáček in special arrangements

Polc races in Bratislava, illustrative stock photo.

Slovak Polc second in Mexico, won Citydownhill World Tour series Video

SLOVAK Filip Polc is among the top cyclists in the city downhill category, he was victorious in the Citydownhill World Tour last year and also in 2015.

Parliament approves changes to financing of sport

THE SLOVAK parliament approved a new law on sport on November 26 which is aimed at bringing more money into the sector.

Competition over football stadium construction prolonged

THE PUBLIC Procurement Office (ÚVO) will deal with the complaint submitted by a bidder excluded from the competition to construct the National Football Stadium.

The state of construction works on Tehelné Pole in March 2015.