SLOVAKIA and Poland are said to be the last two countries competing for a new unspecified car plant while final decision could be made in the summer 2015.
Tips for events between May 22 and 31, including a concert of top four world/ethno music Slovak bands, a festival of environmental movies, days of architecture, an opera premiere, a literary festival, two markets of…
The Slovak Spectator has been covering the development of Slovakia for two decades now. On the occasion of the celebration of its 20th anniversary it surveyed its founder, head of the Petit Press publishing house as…
IN THE tourist season, the Slovak capital is frequently visited by tourists, including Austrians, Americans and tourists from Asia alike. But most stay just long enough for a brief guided tour, and coffee break…
THE COLLECTION of taxes, long-term joblessness and the business environment are areas where Slovakia still has much to improve, the European Commission stated in country-specific recommendations issued in mid May.
WHILE a Tesco outlet in Spišská Nová Ves in Košice region was recently given a fine of €1 million for selling food past its sell-by date, Baumax DIY outlet in Žilina could face a fine worth €200,000 at most if it is…
Many foreigners will tell you that one of the biggest challenges when arriving in Bratislava is arranging for the variety of services needed to start your life in a new country, from renting an apartment, getting…
APART from “black souls” to draw financing for, Slovak schools used other devices, tricks and frauds that helped them draw money from the state, and taxpayers.
SLOVAKIA will never recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea, the country’s president Andrej Kiska said after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his official visit to Kiev on May 20.
Slovaks have long been considered a diligent nation.
TWO young Slovak students, Martin Holický and Daniel Zvara, have succeeded in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the largest international science competition of secondary school…
TWO STRONG afternoon storms on May 20 caused the Klieština brook – which is normally just a few centimetres deep – to overflow and flood local the road, gardens and cellars.
THE PARLIAMENTARY committee for defence and security again did not discuss the investigation into the Gorilla case on May 20, as Special Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik did not turn up and Smer MPs subsequently did not…
MORE than 20 years after the regime change, critical corporate issues still prevent companies in the central and eastern Europe (CEE) region from becoming more competitive,
SLOVAKIA sold its minority stake in the telecommunications company Slovak Telekom (ST) for €900 million to the German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom after Prime Minister Robert Fico's government…
Alcohol plays a significant role in the culture of Slovakia, from wine sampling in private cellars to knocking back shots on the morning after a wedding. Some of the local drinking customs, however, could leave you…
There are so many reasons why Karol Mitrík is unsuitable as the new director of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) that this short space will suffice only to scratch the surface.
I AM encouraged to see the consolidated efforts now undertaken in Slovakia to fight violence against women and domestic violence.
THOUGH three weeks have passed since the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the government is still struggling to transport six tons of humanitarian aid to the stricken country because Slovak airplanes are not able to…
FOUR military aircraft A-10C Thunderbolt, known as Warthog or Hog, landed at the Sliač airport in Banská Bystrica Region. Their pilots will attend training with Slovak soldiers.
FOREIGN and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák officially opened the temporary building of the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the European Union in Brussels on May 18.
MASTER Pavol was a world-renowned sculptor and carver; his altar in Levoča, the tallest Gothic altar in the world, has been reconstructed after almost three years of work.
SLOVAKS to be credited with development of their country’s culture were awarded by Marek Maďarič on May 20 – they received the Slovak Culture Minister’s Prize for 2014.
SLOVAK films which have proved successful especially in recent the period continue to garner awards, acknowledgements and support internationally.
AFTER it hosted the IIHF World Championship in 2011, Slovakia will again organise this ice hockey event in 2019.
FORMER long-time member of the Slovak ice-hockey national team Richard Lintner is to run for the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZĽH) presidency at the association’s congress next month.
PETER Sagan, Slovak racing cyclist, won the Tour of California 2015 on May 17, after a dramatic finish decided by two seconds.