Culture & lifestyle

Ambitious SND ballet making waves

COMPARING a artful ballet like The Corsaire to a blockbuster movie like Pirates of the Caribbean may seem like blasphemy, but its wide ranging appeal make the comparison tempting nonetheless.


Night Wolves reach Bratislava

The bikers are now headed to Vienna on their way to Berlin.   


Ageing will be expensive

THE DEMOGRAPHIC development will not be in favour of future pensioners in Slovakia as the number of working people is expected to decrease while the number of pensioners will develop in the opposite direction.

Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between May 1 and May 10, including city feasts, Culinary Days, Fashion March, jazz, conference on urbanism, LGBTI month, and more.  


Plan for migrants unworthy of Europe

EU’s response to the tide of vulnerable people sweeping across the Mediterranean has been to lock the door.


Now married to the EU, Slovakia still flirts with Russia

START-UP companies always find achieving success to be a struggle. Even more so when that company is an independent newspaper in a country with no tradition of free enterprise or free press. 


Purchase of US Black Hawk helicopters by Slovak army approved

SLOVAKIA’S Security Council and the government have approved a contract for procuring nine American Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopters for approximately 261 million US dollars (€236.7 million), Defence…


State wants bigger SE stake

JUST few days before the deadline for submitting bids for acquiring the 66-percent share in the country’s biggest electricity producer Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), now up for sale by the Italian energy group Enel,…

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EC slams Slovakia for Roma discrimination in education

THE EUROPEAN Commission (EC) has adopted a tougher stance towards European Union-member states, including Slovakia, that discriminate against Roma communities, according to a document published on April 29.

Quote of the week

“Smer MPs each have more functions than a regular washing machine.”

Comenius University up in the URAP ranking

THE COMENIUS University in Bratislava (UK) again improved its position in the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP). It placed 474th, up by 21 positions.

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.

Marián Moravčík, CEO of Váhostav-SK

Fair-Play Alliance: Váhostav’s Moravčík represented shell company

CURRENT CEO of the Váhostav-SK construction company, Marián Moravčík, allegedly also represented the Lomark shell company, to which Váhostav owes money.

Foreigners will give jobs to 400 Slovaks

TWO foreign companies have revealed plans to hire people in Slovakia. Also the government expects the employment to rise, especially due to a better economic situation.

A group of Russian bikers who wanted to reach Berlin to mark 70th anniversary of Soviet contribution to the victory over Nazi Germany return to Belarus after being denied entry into Poland on administrative grounds, in Terespol, Poland on April 27.

Farce of Night Wolves

Europe is not threatened by a few dozen motorcycles, but by the national mood that produced the Night Wolves’ visit.

One of many landfills in Slovakia.

There is money in waste

Waste separation and recycling of waste will be enforced. 

Protests over the Gorilla scandal drew thousands into Slovakia’s squares.

A long strange trip continues

Principled ownership is the only recipe for journalistic freedom.

Slovakia neglects integration of migrants

THE INTEGRATION of migrants long been a marginal and neglected area in Slovakia. 

Some 170,000 people sought to cross the Mediterranean last year alone.

Slovakia, EU balk at migrant aid

AMID a mounting migration crisis in the Mediterranean, European Union leaders balked at an aggressive proposal to resettle refugees throughout the EU at an April 23 emergency summit. 

FAM Lajčák at 2015 Review Conference

Lajčák holds talks with UN officials

IN CONNECTION with 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in New York, Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák took part in talks April 29.

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.

View from the observatory in Lomnický štít, High Tatras

Bochníček discovered star at age 16

FORMER head of the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) in Tatranská Lomnica, Záviš Bochníček, would celebrate 95 years at the end of April. The man who popularised astronomy throughout his…

Cog railway, engine

Cog railway opened season in April, starting with Košice ride

THE COG steam train based in Tisovec began its operating season in the end of April when it took a ride to an event in Košice. Throughout the tourist season, it will run twice a month – more than originally planned.…

Slovakia beat the first ice hockey opponent

THE SLOVAK national hockey team won the first game in the IIHF World Championships against Denmark on shootouts 4:3. Based on IIHF World Rankings 2014 Slovakia is actually in the 8th position while Denmark ranks…

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.

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.