Opinion

Matovič lynching: politics as usual

OĽaNO leader latest in an ignoble Slovak tradition of pre-election takedowns.

International

Final decision on NATO multi-national force due by July

NATO DEFENCE ministers, meeting in Brussels on February 10, greenlighted the establishment of a new multi-national force aimed at bolstering the defence of the member states most threatened by Russia's activities.

Politics & society

Matovič asks Fico to have polygraph test

LEADER of the opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO-NOVA) party Igor Matovič has called on Prime Minister Robert Fico to undergo a polygraph test with him.

Politics & society

ETP: State could learn from our work with Roma

WHILE some mayors struggle to improve life in segregated Roma settlements, the non-profit organization ETP Slovakia has helped hundreds of marginalized people construct their own houses. 

Business

BLOG: Central Europe enjoys strong start into a turbulent year

While the first readings of the year from CEE industry are encouraging, the worrying signals from its dominant export markets emerge.

Culture & lifestyle

First Slovak Holocaust museum opensPhoto

THOSE who survived and were able to return to the former work- and concentration camp in Sereď, now turned into the first Museum of Holocaust in Slovakia, agree that it should have happened long ago.

Politics & society

Nurses lost their fight for salaries

THOUGH more than 500 nurses left hospitals in late January, it was not enough to persuade the government to accept their conditions.

Politics & society

Fico will not be prosecuted for anti-Muslim statements

THE REGIONAL prosecutor’s office in Bratislava dismissed a criminal complaint against Prime Minister Robert Fico for his statements regarding the Muslim community.

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Teachers wrote letter to Juncker Photo

TO INFORM about the current state in the Slovak education sector, the Initiative of Slovak Teachers (ISU) has sent a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioner for…

Teachers, pupils, university students protest in Bratislava

About 1,000 people were at a meeting on February 10, at 17:00 in SNP Square, aimed at showing their support for the striking teachers and to express dissatisfaction with the current state of the education system.

Teachers, students and parents strike on February 10.

Bratislava voters lean right, but remain conflicted

DECIDING who to vote for in the March 5 will be tougher than usual for the right-leaning electorate in Bratislava, according to a survey by the Political Science Department of Comenius University made for the Sme…

Radoslav Procházka

Slovaks develop as well as play mobile games.

Slovak app developers play the global market

Location no longer a limit on launching products, but language still is

HN: Apple TV may be produced in Slovakia

THE STATE continues to allocate investment stimuli to companies: the cheese producer Syráreň Bel Slovensko and Jasplastik-SK should get a combined €5.3 million.

Apple, New York. illustrative stock photo

Investors: record low in public procurements during 2015

INVESTORS in Slovakia announced a record low number of public procurements in 2015, a total of 7,331, which is the least in last four years.

ÚVO central registry, illustrative stock photo

Roma settlement in Markušovce

Blog: Then I felt like a doctor who lost a patient

Helena does not have any academic title before or after her name. She is a Roma healthcare assistant. She belongs to my “other Slovakia” – the open, enthusiastic, and daring one.

Riding the carousel

THE TRUTH is important and the recent allegations that connect both the interior and transport ministers to a massive tax fraud scheme have not been proven.

Ministers Ján Počiatek (l) and Robert Kaliňák

It matters whether children are in the hands of a frustrated teacher

The school and teachers are strong archetypes which surface in our dreams even years after we left the classrooms.

"I like going to school."

Environment Minister Peter Žiga

Minister Žiga: Slovakia defends ban on water exports

SLOVAKIA will mount a thorough legal defence against a Polish firm's complaint about the ban since 2014 in the Slovak Constitution on water exports other than in consumer packaging and for humanitarian ends,…

Slovakia: North Korea would do better to secure needs of its own people

The Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry ‘strongly condemned’ the launching of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea this past weekend.

North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch on February 8 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

USSK to join protest in Brussels

Workers of U.S. Steel Košice will join a march on February 15 to show support for fair trade and against Chinese dumping.


1st Slovak Pub in Bratislava

Foreigners: Top 10 bars in “Bartislava”

THERE are several commodities, activities or services that can lure tourists to Slovakia. One of them is having a beer in a cosy pub or bar in its lively capital, Bratislava.

Overdose has first offspring from last German breeding

THE FAMOUS racehorse-sprinter Overdose, who was co-owned by Slovak Zoltán Mikóczy, has had his first offspring from last year’s breeding in Germany.

Overdose with Zoltán Mikóczy

Ice sculpting competition visited by 22,000 people Photo

THE UNOFFICIAL world championship in ice sculpting that took place on the last weekend of January in the High Tatras attracted 22,000 people.


Slovan advances to KHL playoffs

PLAYERS of Slovak ice-hockey team Slovan Bratislava won a decisive match in the Continental Hockey League (KHL).

Slovakia lost to Australia in Fed Cup’s first duel Photo

SLOVAK female tennis team met Australia in the first round of Fed Cup, February 5 to 7. In the 2nd group, Slovakia had a well-balanced team but thanks to Samantha Stosur who stood out among Australians, it lost 2:3.

Slovak players Čepelová, Hantuchová (in foregorund) lost to Australian tennis players Stosur (L) and Dellacqua in doubles.

Top skating event ended with success Video

Bratislava may apply for hosting the world championships.

Lukáš Csölley and Federica Testová