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Finnish firm eyes Slovenské Elektrárne shares

FINNISH firm Fortum looks interested in acquiring a 66-percent stake in Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), the country's largest electricity producer. 

Opinion

KDH at 25? More a funeral than a celebration

Christian Democrats never found a way to wed pragmatism with inspiration. 

Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events

Tips for cultural, sport and social events between February 27 and March 8

Business

Unemployment and education remain the focus

High unemployment rates, even as they fall slightly, remain a persistent problem.

International

AI report: Roma, LGBTI communities still face discrimination

DESPITE some positive steps, Slovakia still struggles to stop Roma discrimination or take action against police who engage in violence, according to Amnesty International Slovensko’s (AIS) report evaluating the…

International

Border with Ukraine sees fewer migrants, more smuggling

THERE are comparatively fewer migrants but more smugglers on Slovakia’s eastern border with Ukraine. And the smugglers are ever more sophisticated using water, tunnels and air to bring illegal goods into the…

Business

Will cider repeat the radler miracle?

SOME four years ago radlers, a mixture of beer and lemonade, revived the declining beer market in Slovakia. Now the country's two biggest beer producers want to repeat that success with cider.

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Parking under castle sparks protest

RECONSTRUCTION of the Bratislava Castle and its vicinity continues, while one part of it, the construction of underground garages, has sparked negative emotions among architects as well as civic activists. 

Prime Minister Robert Fico

Quote of the Week

“We don’t see any reason why people in the city of Banská Bystrica and in the region should suffer because of the fact that somebody has been elected experimentally as governor.”

Monument commemorating Vasil Biľak was tainted.

Prosecutor to deal with Biľak memorial vandalism

THE GENERAL Prosecutor’s Office will deal with a memorial to Vasil Biľak which was revealed on February 21 in his native village of Krajná Bystrá and then spray painted red the next night in protest.


Previous exercise at Lešť

Hundreds of foreign soldiers coming to Slovakia for training

SEVERAL hundred foreign soldiers – mainly from the United States, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria – are due to come to Slovakia for training in the first half of 2015 in a series of more than 30…

Chinese will enter J&T in March

THE CHINESE investor will obtain shares in one of the biggest Czech-Slovak financial groups J&T in several weeks. 

Andrej Kiska

Kiska mulls Moscow trip for WWII anniversary

SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska has not decided yet whether to attend the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the former Soviet Union over Nazism in World War II in Moscow in May, the TASR newswire…


Wizz Air to open base in Košice earlier

DUE to customer demand Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air will open its Košice base as early as June 5, i.e. three months ahead of schedule.

Anti-monopoly office fines four construction firms for cartel agreement

SLOVAKIA’s Anti-Monopoly Office (PMÚ) has fined four construction companies for engaging in a cartel agreement in a tender for the reconstruction of an old people's home in Rožnava in Košice region, the TASR…

Banská Štiavnica

No tax for entry to historical towns

HISTORICAL towns in central Slovakia, Banská Štiavnica and Kremnica, do not use the chance to collect taxes from motor vehicles for entering the historical centre and staying there.


Soprano Edita Gruberová

Slovak opera singers are hits abroad

SLOVAKIA has several opera houses and a National Theatre which produces operas on two stages, but many local opera singers have also found international success. 

Dogs are widely used also by Slovak police.

Hundreds of Americans parted with police dog from Slovakia

A US POLICE dog named Sultan was shot dead when pursuing a criminal; he had an official burial attended by hundreds of people. 

Open Day at STU, engineering competition

Students’ formula racing cars exhibited in Bratislava

THE OPEN Day at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology marked the culmination of the national Engineering Olympics.


Global scandals are old news in Slovakia

Three recent international scandals highlight the need for Slovakia to retain individual intelligence capacity.

BLOG: Never too late to start with English

THIS term I got a new beginner – senior group, composed of ladies who are mostly retired and therefore have a lot of spare time for learning something new. We have just completed our fifth week together.

Remembering Vasil Biľak for who he was

RTVS story on former communist functionary was not only tasteless, it was a classic example of bad journalism. 


Slovan’s last match in KHL season looked like the finals

SLOVAN finished this year’s season, and probably its last performance, in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with a loss against Jokerit Helsinki. 

Velez-Zuzulová in the Maribor slalom World Cup event.

Zuzulová among winners in Slovenian World Cup event

SLOVAK skier Veronika Velez-Zuzulová ended up second in the February 22 slalom of the World Cup series in Maribor, Slovenia.

Hantuchová returns to top 50

AFTER winning her third grand slam title at the WTA tournament in Thai Pattaya, Slovak tennis player Daniela Hantuchová returned to the top 50.