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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Jozef Krajčovič with his wife Anna are righteous among the nations.

Eight months in a closed-off storage room

THE PLEA of a small girl reminded a blacksmith that his family was not so different. He walled up the pantry off the kitchen, leaving only a small hole for the exchange of food and waste, where a family lived for…

Coalition and opposition MPs absent for extraordinary session

THE EXTRAORIDNARY session of Slovak parliament on hot issues of education and the health-care sector could not be opened on the morning of February 11, as not enough MPs were present.

Extraordinary sesison of parliament was finally opened at 11:00 on February 11.

Smer would win election, could not rule alone

IF the general election had taken place at the break of January and February, the ruling Smer party would have won with 34.1 percent of votes, garnering 62 seats in parliament.

Casting a vote

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

Measures to boost employment draw mixed reviews

Critics cite need for more systemic changes.

Industrial growth fuelled by car production in December

Car production is still fuelling the growth of Slovak industry, recording a rise of 30.4 percent in December 2015.

Illutsrative 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."

PM Fico (L) in Nitra

Fico also protects Nitra swimming pools against migrants

THE GOVENRMENT plans to allocate more than a quarter billion euros for increasing state security. Of this money, one part will go to prevent changes in the schedule for public swimming at indoor pools in the Nitra…

Decision on lawsuit against quotas by year's end

THE LAWSUIT filed by Slovakia regarding refugee relocation quotas among EU-member states will be decided on by the end of the year, said European Court of Justice President Koen Lenaerts during his visit to the…

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.

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.

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for events in the capital between February 12 and 21, including a lot of classical music, dance premiere, dance performance, organised hike, ballet, oper,a jazz and world music, and more.

Metropolitan Orchestra Bratislava

Eva Nová conquers Canada, Slovakia

THE FILM which won the International Federation of Film Critics’ Award/FIPRESCI Award at the Toronto International Film Festival last autumn, Eva Nová, now comes to Slovak cinemas – and with English subtitles so…

Movie: Eva Nová

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