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Shakespeare still resonates here

Also Slovakia commemorated the 400 anniversary of the playwright's death.

Culture & lifestyle

People in Egypt might like Slovak short stories

A participant of the summer Slovak language school talks about his interest in Slovak literature, in the country itself, and the challenges of translating.

Culture & lifestyle

Silence and darkness? Some are ready to pay for it

The darkness is a scary, mysterious, calming place. It attracts people so much that some go there for a holiday.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between August 26 and September 4, including classical music, concerts, market, festivals, trainings and more.


Korbeľka tunnel is the best highway variant for man as well as nature

The study evaluated proposed variants for the D1 stretch Turany-Hubová.


Coalition now a club of three

The break-up of Sieť brings redistribution of power in state posts.


Piešťany still draws, welcomes foreignersPhoto

Frequent Middle East visitors make spa town one of Slovakia's most multicultural places, and incidents are few and far between.

Culture & lifestyle

Searching for ancestors in Slovakia (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

Searching for roots of the family tree is generally getting easier thanks to internet and digitised archives.

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Slovakia commemorates 1968 invasion Photo

Several towns commemorated the 48th anniversary of the invasion of Warsaw Pact armies into the Czechoslovakia on August 21, 1968.

Opposition struggles to deliver its magazine

SaS and OĽaNO-NOVA printed two million copies of magazine about Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák.

Protests against Interior Minister Kaliňák.

Bratislava honours victims of national uprising

Slovakia is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the SNP, which broke out on August 29, 1944.

Carrefour store

Restructuring plan for Carrefour approved

But most of the debt claims will not be satisfied.

Economy Ministry wants to keep Vojany power plant afloat

Low prices of electricity as a commodity push the power plant into the red

Thermal power station Vojany.

RegioJet increases price of tickets

The cheapest ticket will now cost €12.

One of RegioJet's trains in Bratislava.

Blog: Slniečkars from all Slovakia, unite!

“How do you translate slniečkar in English?” I ask my Slovak colleague. “Ha! I don’t know what it exactly means in Slovak either.”

Everybody’s problem

While Slovak politics do not match this larger model exactly, the current apolitical government certainly does and the recent collapse of Sieť is playing into the trend, while fuelling anger at politics generally.

Blog: Can small Slovak NGOs help solving global challenges?

A small gesture in the beginning can have a huge impact in the end, especially when workshops and educative tools are used on a weekly basis.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (l) and Slovak PM Robert Fico (r)

Fico to dine with Putin

The two statesmen will discuss the Nord Stream project.

Air festival to display 85 aircraft

The biggest aviation event in Slovakia, SIAF, takes place this weekend.

Frecce Tricolori at SIAF 2015

Austrian environmental scandal could affect Slovakia

Austrian scandal could influence the talc dispute in Slovakia involving EuroGas AG and Schmid Industrieholding.

Slovakia has the 5th most beautiful stamp in the world.

The 5th most beautiful stamp comes from Slovakia Photo

Work created by Alfons Mucha succeeded in a prestigious international stamp competition.

Winners of sawing wood broke Slovak record Photo

The village of Baláže was entered into the Slovak Book of Records in a traditional competition - sawing wood.

Seventeen pairs overall competed in sawing wood

Grӧssling still waits for reconstruction, as Petržalka swim centre opens Photo

Historical pool complex Grӧssling has been closed since 1994, with a lawsuit still pending.

The poll in Grӧssling has been empty for about 22 years

Matej Tóth

Slovakia wins its first athletic Olympic medal Photo

Race walker Matej Tóth won gold in Rio.

Kozák introduced players for match against England

Slovak football players will play their first world cup qualification match on September 4.

Ján Kozák

Slovak representation satisfied with the Olympics

Slovakia wins four medals, placing 37th overall.