FEW expected Žilina Faculty Hospital Director Štefan Volák to resign March 21 in the wake of a mass walkout by doctors and nurses, but he did and hospital’s troubles have entered a new phase.
DESPITE an outcry from students and schools in the wake of the written section of the school leaving exams, authorities claim that the tests were not significantly more difficult than they have been in the past.
JUST like the month before, President Andrej Kiska has given his month salary to 10 families in dire straits.
SLOVAKIA may lose Adam Žampa, a winner of several medals who also placed fifth and sixth at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
LAST year Slovaks owned a record number of firearms, but gun related crimes occur about half as often as they did a decade ago.
FOREIGNERS can hardly be expected to feel welcome and to happily pay taxes amid flourishing nationalism and hostility -- including towards minorities already present in the country.
PARLIAMENT'S Social Committee has a proposed a last minute amendment to a pension reform bill that is designed to further penalise low income savers who opt to divert part of their savings from the state system into…
THE DESIRE to become big and handsome leads many athletes to use steroids, according to professional fitness trainers. Mild legislation allows the sale of them to adult persons therefore the Slovak steroid market…
Changes to tax law, collective bargaining, Arbitration Act, Act on Bonds, Whistleblowing Act, Public Procurement Act, or temporary employment
SOME 12 hours of discussion on March 17 failed to resolve the future of excavation and construction plans around Bratislava Castle.
THE OPPOSITION Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and Alojz Hlina’s party Citizens are holding talks on cooperation that would last for nine months and end three months before the general election set for March…
A GROUP of researchers from the Comenius University (UK) can, with high probability, predict which forms of breast cancer or its grades of aggressiveness can occur.
IN ITS effort to boost defence capabilities, Slovakia is set to begin official talks on the rental of Gripen jet fighters from Sweden, with the Slovak government assigning the task to Defence Minister Martin Glváč…
SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska is set to meet Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov when the latter visits Slovakia on April 4.
THE SITUATION in Ukraine, the West’s reaction to Russia, the threat represented by the Islamic State and the possibility of terrorist attacks in Europe will be the main topics of the 10th annual security conference…
SLOVAKIA remains to be the world leader in car production per capita and planned investments and the launch of new models mean it is likely to keep this position. Moreover, another carmaker, Britain’s Jaguar Land…
OPPOSITION MPs Igor Matovič (Ordinary People and Independent Personalities-OĽaNO), Daniel Lipšic (independent, non-parliamentary NOVA) and Ľubomír Galko (Freedom and Solidarity-SaS) have filed a criminal complaint…
AFTER 13 years Slovakia has a new waste law, which aims to boost the separation and recycling of waste as well as reduction of illegal waste dumps.
PEOPLE who wish to see a partial solar eclipse on March 20 can use services of amateur astronomers or museums. It will last two hours and 20 minutes while two thirds of sun will be covered during the culmination of…
Tips for cultural, sport and social events between March 27 and April 3
WILLIAM Shakespeare is an unfailing inspiration for many artists, including opera composers. His Romeo and Juliet was the basis for several, including one by Frenchmen Charles Gounod. The Slovak National Theatre…
WAR and a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing leads to a major refugee crisis.
SUCCESSFUL Slovak downhill skier Adam Žampa, a winner of several medals who also placed fifth and sixth at the Sochi Olympics, will probably compete for Russia.
The Slovak national football team will face Luxemburg in a EURO 2016 qualification match at 20:45 on March 27.
SLOVAK snowboarder Klaudia Medlová completed a backside double rodeo 900 mute, the first female ever told so, SITA newswire reported March 23.