RegioJet to retreat from prime route

THE PRIVATE rail passenger carrier RegioJet is abandoning the prime Bratislava-Košice route, complaining about unfair competition and below-cost fares from the state-owned rail carrier Železničná Spoločnosť…


Slovak female skiers performed well in Aspen, ended among top tenPhoto

IN THE US ski resort of Aspen, two Slovak skiers fared well in the World Cup this past weekend, with Veronika Velez-Zuzulová ending second on Saturday, November 28, while dropping out of the first run the next day.


Further catastrophe can still be averted

The Paris Climate Summit represents a unique opportunity to address the issue globally and with a sustainable goal.


Investment Aid in Slovakia

In general, state aid is prohibited by the EU law. However, there are certain exceptions to this general rule, one of them being provision of regional state aid aimed at supporting the economic development and…

Culture & lifestyle

The holiday season cometh – to Bratislava

THOSE people who do not like the Christmas buzz, atmosphere and carols may be better of if they avoid downtown Bratislava until at least January 2.

Culture & lifestyle

Ice Cathedral in High Tatras built in baroque stylePhoto

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,…

Culture & lifestyle

Slovaks designed unique drone gameVideo

YOUNG Slovaks of the Anima Technica company launched a crowdfunding campaign in November for their Dron’n’Base project, which combines the experience of video games, personal interaction of players, and drones the…

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.


Leading from behind

There is nothing wrong with politicians knowing the minds of their countrymen – indeed, few know them better than Mr Fico. But constantly pandering to prejudice is not the mark of a leader.

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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.

Quote of the week

“He used the word ‘Muslim’. Would he rather say we will monitor Eskimos?”

Speaker of Parliament Peter Pellegrini

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…

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.

PAS: Business environment has worsened slightly

THE PERCEPTION of the business environment by entrepreneurs has worsened slightly again in the third quarter of 2015.

Carkmakers are among biggest investors in Slovakia, illustrative stock photo

Penta wants to protest against amendment on heating companies

THE PAROPLYN Holdings Limited company does not agree with the recent amendment to a law related to the heating industry and plans to address the due authorities, asking them to cancel it.

Heating company, illustrative stock photo

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.

We are heading to better energy interconnection

On 18 November the European Commission published its first State of the Energy Union Report. EC Vice President Maroš Šefčovič has worked hard and efficiently to get the support of the EU members states and thus…

EC Vice President Maroš Šefčovič

Journalism must give a voice to the voiceless

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

James B. Steele

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…

SIS: We do not underestimate terrorist threat

THE SLOVAK Intelligence Service (SIS) and other security services, including partners from the EU and NATO, are not underestimating any threats made on the internet, SIS spokesman Branislav Zvara told the TASR on…

Slovak Intelligence Service head Ján Valko

Fidesz comments on detention of “terrorists” including Slovaks

AFTER the Hungarian Centre for the Fight against Terrorism (TEK) detained four hobby collectors – including two Slovaks – at the weekend on November 20, claiming they are terrorists, the ruling Fidesz party reacted…

Handgun, illustrative stock photo

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.

Anthology of Slovak prose in English

A selection of short stories and excerpts from works spanning from the end of the 19th century through the present, was compiled by writer and linguist Peter Karpinský.

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.

Discussions are a popular part of One World.

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

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.

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.

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.

Polc races in Bratislava, illustrative stock photo.