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.
AMID a race to pass legislation that would come into effect before construction firm Váhostav-SK meets with creditors April 30, Prime Minister Robert Fico's government passed an overhaul to insolvency laws coupled…
Tips for events in Slovakia between April 24 and May 3, including dance event, two coffee fests, jazz award gala, May Day celebration, teamsters' race and more.
IF a general election had been held in mid April, the governing Smer party would still win with 34.7 percent of the vote, but this is down slightly from the month before according to the latest opinion poll carried…
THE EASTERN-Slovak city of Košice will have a regular air connection to Kiev beginning mid-May operated Czech Air (ČSA).
A client of a postal company who used to send bottles with honey wrapped in used clothes turned to the RÚ: the honey jar broke in the parcel and he asked the post to clean his clothes....
ECONOMY Minister Pavol Palis announced he was stepping down April 21, the same day the Sme daily reported about the success of his brother-in-law’s cleaning company in a public procurement.
SLOVAKIA is against any mandatory resettlement of refugees according to any European Union’s distribution formula, Foreign Mnister Miroslav Lajčák said during a parliamentary committee session April 22.
Principled ownership is the only recipe for journalistic freedom.
THE ABILITY of Slovaks to comprehend English is poor, which is related to the quality of English language teaching at schools.
OVERCROWDING in Slovak prisons is pushing policy makers to look for unusual solutions.
THE MAN identified as Peter R. who committed a curious crime last August has received a court sentence. In summer, he entered an unlocked Škoda Octavia car with a running engine and drove away.
SLOVENSKÉ Elektrárne (SE) electric power company is claiming more than €588 million as compensation for losing the rental and operation of Gabčíkovo hydroelectric power plant.
BANKING sector in Slovakia recorded 0.7 percent year-on-year profit increase of €560 million, the country’s central bank (NBS) reported in 2014 Report on Financial Market Development which was filed to the…
CONSTRUCTION company Váhostav-SK, currently undergoing restructuring, will exchange 49 percent of its shares to pay of debts to unsecured creditors – primarily small-sized firms and the self-employed.
Philip Kerr, a Vienna-based teacher trainer, lecturer and materials writer, the author of publications such as Straightforward and Inside Out and Translation and Own-Language Activities, is the first speaker at the…
Canada rolls out the welcome mat for economic migrants; refugees, not so much.
Food: one of my favorite topics. I have always enjoyed trying meals from all over the world, it can be surprising how your typical rice with chicken can be prepared in so many different ways and using spices you…
SLOVAKIA’S passport placed 10th in the Passport Index list compiled by the Arton Capital consulting company.
CANADA loosened its immigration policy in January, which may cause more brain drain in Slovakia. In addition to programmers, scientists and other professionals that had already settled in Canada, more workers from…
SLOVAK Prime Minister Robert Fico is concerned by Russian gas giant Gazprom’s statement about ending gas supply transit through Ukraine to Europe and also by certain consequences stemming from the Ukraine crisis,…
AS PART of efforts to draw people to the April 23-30 Fjúžn festival a group of foreigners recited the Slovak poem ‘Mor Ho!’ (Crush Him!) in a video invitation.
THE VILLAGE of Dobrá Voda in Trnava region has organised a programme for Sunday, April 12, to commemorate the 230th anniversary of Ján Hollý‘s birth, including the reopening of one of his favourite hiking trails.…
SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska visited the the ÚĽUV centre of traditional arts and crafts in Bratislava where he met 80 laureates of the honorary title Master of Traditional Folk Art.
SLOVAK Thai boxer Marko Novák won the European Championship of the WKU organisation on April 17 in Bratislava after he beat Italian Shan Cangelosi in the weight category up to 67 kilograms.
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.
BANSKÁ Bystrica’s tallest building, Europa Business Center, played host to the first round of the Slovak Tower-running Cup 2015 on April 11. Similar events have previously been held only in Bratislava and Žilina,…