THERE are several unofficial paramilitary groups running military trainings with non-lethal guns in Slovak forests and Martin Keprta, who used to take part in such exercises, now fights for pro-Russian separatists…
FINNISH firm Fortum looks interested in acquiring a 66-percent stake in Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), the country's largest electricity producer.
Christian Democrats never found a way to wed pragmatism with inspiration.
Tips for cultural, sport and social events between February 27 and March 8
High unemployment rates, even as they fall slightly, remain a persistent problem.
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…
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…
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.
Anniversaries provide a useful opportunity for reflection.
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.
“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.”
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.
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…
THE CHINESE investor will obtain shares in one of the biggest Czech-Slovak financial groups J&T in several weeks.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
A US POLICE dog named Sultan was shot dead when pursuing a criminal; he had an official burial attended by hundreds of people.
THE OPEN Day at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology marked the culmination of the national Engineering Olympics.
Three recent international scandals highlight the need for Slovakia to retain individual intelligence capacity.
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.
RTVS story on former communist functionary was not only tasteless, it was a classic example of bad journalism.
SLOVAN finished this year’s season, and probably its last performance, in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with a loss against Jokerit Helsinki.
SLOVAK skier Veronika Velez-Zuzulová ended up second in the February 22 slalom of the World Cup series in Maribor, Slovenia.
AFTER winning her third grand slam title at the WTA tournament in Thai Pattaya, Slovak tennis player Daniela Hantuchová returned to the top 50.