International

Foreign Ministry in contact with most Slovaks staying in earthquake-stricken Nepal

THE FOREIGN and European Affairs Ministry has managed to contact 45 out of 67 Slovaks in Nepal as of April 26.

Sport

Slovak team being finalised for the upcoming ice hockey world championships

IN APRIL, participating teams geared up for the Ice-Hockey World Championships that take place between May 1 and 17, and the Slovak team won two times, while losing six times in these matches.

Politics & society

Vote on Figeľ’s ouster did not take place, allegedly unnecesary

IN THE complex case of the Váhostav construction company, one of the political victims should have been Ján Figeľ, former transport minister and current deputy speaker of parliament.

Business

Swan still waits for deal on national roaming

Late decision may cost the operator collaboration with the postal service.

Business

Bailout for Váhostav-SK creditors sails through parliament

AMID a race to pass legislation that would come into effect before construction firm Váhostav-SK meets with creditors April 30, Prime Minister Robert Fico's government passed an overhaul to insolvency laws coupled…

Business

Košice to have regular flights to Kiev starting in May

THE EASTERN-Slovak city of Košice will have a regular air connection to Kiev beginning mid-May operated Czech Air (ČSA).

Opinion

A long strange trip continues

Principled ownership is the only recipe for journalistic freedom.

Culture & lifestyle

Blueprint in Slovakia

IT IS not rare that an exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, and sometimes the catalogue lives on after the show ends. But the book Blueprint in Slovakia / Modrotlač na Slovensku takes this to a whole different…

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Slovaks do not command English, survey shows

THE ABILITY of Slovaks to comprehend English is poor, which is related to the quality of English language teaching at schools. 

Tax Cobra unit uncovers fraud worth €11.4 million

THE TAX Cobra tax enforcement unit uncovered five major attempts of tax fraud concerning VAT and excise taxes in the first quarter of 2015, with the overall potential damage reaching €11.4 million, Financial…

Prime Minister Robert Fico

Poll: Smer's popularity falling

IF a general election had been held in mid April, the governing Smer party would still win with 34.7 percent of the vote, but this is down slightly from the month before according to the latest opinion poll carried…


State railways denies responsibility for RegioJet derailing

THE STATE railway company Železnice SR (ŽSR) is not responsible for derailment of RegioJet train on March 16,  spokeswoman Martina Pavliková told the TASR newswire on April 23.

Slovak Technical University

IBM and STU found research centre

IBM COMPANY, together with the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) and the DWC Slovakia company are preparing a project to found a research centre for analysis and protection of data in mobile…

The website will offer an overview of parameters and prices of the internet.

Website to compare broadband offers

Two government agencies collaborate.


Philip Kerr

BLOG: Philip Kerr: ‘There’s no ‘single’ way of learning language’

Philip Kerr, a Vienna-based teacher trainer, lecturer and materials writer, the author of publications such as Straightforward and Inside Out and Translation and Own-Language Activities, is the first speaker at the…

Immigration realpolitik

Canada rolls out the welcome mat for economic migrants; refugees, not so much.  

Halušky offered to visitors of a festival.

Blog: The perfect bryndzové halušky in Bratislava

Food: one of my favorite topics. I have always enjoyed trying meals from all over the world, it can be surprising how your typical rice with chicken can be prepared in so many different ways and using spices you…


Slovakia has 10th strongest passport

SLOVAKIA’S passport placed 10th in the Passport Index list compiled by the Arton Capital consulting company. 

Italy is burying illegal migrants who drowned in a weekend disaster.

Lajčák: No to mandatory migrant resettlement

SLOVAKIA is against any mandatory resettlement of refugees according to any European Union’s distribution formula, Foreign Mnister Miroslav Lajčák said during a parliamentary committee session April 22.

Slvoak Defence Minister Glváč at internaitonal military training Ground Pepper

Visegrad Four defence ministers meet near Bratislava

DEFENCE ministers of the Visegrad Four countries (Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary) are to meet at Tomášov manor near Bratislava on April 23.


Bratislava for Everyone

Open houses, free events mark start of tourist season

WARM weather invites people to spend more time outdoors and tourism season ceremonially opens with  Bratislava for Everyone, or Open Days of Bratislava, events taking place April 24-26.

Artists protest against garages at Bratislava Castle

THE SOS Bratislavský hrad civic organisation held a concert in Bratislava to point at excavation and construction plans around Bratislava Castle on April 22.

Calabration at Ján Hollý's monument in Dobrá Voda.

Dobrá Voda commemorated 230th anniversary of birth of cultural activist Ján Hollý

THE VILLAGE of Dobrá Voda in Trnava region has organised a programme for Sunday, April 12, to commemorate the 230th anniversary of Ján Hollý‘s birth, including the reopening of one of his favourite hiking trails.…


The Novák-Cangelosi match

Slovak Novák is European Champion in Thai boxing

SLOVAK Thai boxer Marko Novák won the European Championship of the WKU organisation on April 17 in Bratislava after he beat Italian Shan Cangelosi in the weight category up to 67 kilograms.

Jana Čepelová, Matej Lipták, Anna Karolína Schmiedlová and Daniela Hantuchová (from left) rejoice after beating Swedish tennis players.

Slovaks beat the Swedish

SLOVAK female tennis players confirmed the role of the favourite when they beat the Swedish players 4:0 during the World Group II playoff in Bratislava during the weekend. 

Čelko tower-running in Bratislava

Eighty runners participated in tower-running race in Banská Bystrica

BANSKÁ Bystrica’s tallest building, Europa Business Center, played host to the first round of the Slovak Tower-running Cup 2015 on April 11. Similar events have previously been held only in Bratislava and Žilina,…