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Five Slovak companies on CE Technology Fast 50 List

The revenue growth rate wins Jump soft company fourth place.


Smer party congress presented programme, new shift in power

While PM called the programme "politics with a human face", another Smer MP called for resignations over scandals.


Fico: Mečiar amnesties not to be scrapped but officially condemned

It is legally impossible to accept the scrapping of the controversial amnesties issued by ex-prime minister Vladimír Mečiar but Smer is ready to back their moral condemnation through a parliamentary declaration,…


Public lecture in Bratislava and Košice by Pulitzer prize winning journalist

Deborah Nelson will talk in Slovakia about stories which are showing the new face of a changing world. Register now for the lecture for free.


Cibulková fought well but lost to player ranked first in the world

Slovak tennis player Dominika Cibulková played her first match at the WTA Tour world championship in Singapore with Angelique Kerber, global No 1.


Blog: Na Slovensku po slovensky

Slovaks are a small nation, international languages are a currency they must acquire.


Eustream rules among biggest taxpayers, again

The more robust economy and legislative changes had a positive impact on the year-on-year increase of tax revenues in 2015.

Culture & lifestyle

Jubilee edition of CE∙ZA∙AR awards announces winnersPhoto

A kindergarten also for use by adults, a gothic church without the sediment of inelegance and a sheltered footbridge are among the winners of the CE∙ZA∙AR architecture prizes.

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Instead of help the police argued Sharia Law

Though Police Corps president decided to examine previous investigation, the case is probably time-barred four years after the original resolution.

Extremist leader changed flat for house after elections

The party of Marian Kotleba bought a family house; in the past it promised to refuse state support.

Ombudswoman: Police facilities for detaining people are illegal

The police have created special rooms for detaining people that are not proper police cells, meaning that no legal rules apply to them, Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová says.

Jana Dubovcová talks on illegal police detention rooms, October 19.

The visualisation of the Stanica Nivy project

Bratislava will get a brand new bus station

Stanica Nivy will combine transport interchange and shopping centre

Slovaks abroad expected to send home €2 billion this year

Slovak citizens who live abroad prefer jobs in construction, health and services including nurses in Austria and construction workers in the Czech Republic.

Construction sector is among the sectors in the EU countries with the highest proportion of employed Slovaks abroad. Illustrative stock photo

Tax licences to be scrapped

The measure should improve business environment in Slovakia, MPs claim.

Most-Híd MP Gábor Gál

Slovakia's €2 coin has won plaudits from numismatists for its design and ease of handling.

Blog: Don’t call me an Eastern European!

What to do with our ‘Eastern Europe’ label? Keep it or ditch it?

Blog: Global markets at our doorstep

In Slovakia, entrepreneurialism is still stigmatized. Historical legacies frame the entrepreneur as a parasite. Forever greedy, the speculative business owner takes, rather than gives to a vulnerable society.

Bratislava is most attractive city for business services centres

Could Bratislava be a "24-hour city"?

There is good reason for the Slovak capital to think about nightlife as a legitimate contributor to the economic and cultural health of the city.

Bratislava by night.

V4 presdients: L-R Czech MIloš Zeman, Hungarian János Áder, Polish Andrzej Duda, and Slovak Andrej Kiska at a meeting in Rzesów, Poland.

Kiska in conflict with other V4 presidents

Slovak President Andrej Kiska was in opposition with the rest of the presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries – Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic – concerning the refugee crisis.

Slovakia prepares alternative reform of asylum system EU-2

Permanent mandatory quotas are politically dead, Slovak PM says.

L-R Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and President of the European Council Donald Tusk at the Summit in Brussels.

Cross-border stays in Slovakia and Ukraine extended

Cabinet approved extending the length of local border stays for Slovak and Ukrainian citizens.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák.

The bookstore of Martinus.sk in Cubicon

Bratislava has one of the 75 greatest bookstores in the world

The Martinus bookshop in Cubicon shopping centre is listed in Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores.

Divers cleaned High Tatra’s mountain lakes Photo

Divers pulled 191 kilos of garbage out of the High Tatra’s mountain lakes.

A diver entered the 8 degree Celsius water.

Park in Žarnovica as studio for artists

The town Žarnovica has decided to renew another park, this one near the community hall, as a studio for elementary art school students.

The renovation should be over at the end of the October.

Peter Sagan receives golden medal in Doha, Qatar.

Slovak cyclist Sagan defended world champion title Video

Sagan came from behind in the last sprint to earn a first-place finish, again demonstrating his dominance in cycling.

Hossa scores his 500th goal Video

The forward and winner of three Stanley Cups is only the third Slovak to achieve this success, and the 44th in all of the NHL.

Marián Hossa celebrates his 500th goal.

Cibulková won title in Linz, reached WTA Finals Photo

Slovak tennis player won the third title of the season and seventh in her career, whereby she jumped in the world WTA ranking to her career best, eighth place.

Slovak tennis player Dominika Cibulková after her triumph at the tournament in Linz on Sunday, October 16.