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Politics & society

Fico speech lauds successes, launches 2016 campaign

IN AN April 13 speech, Prime Minister Robert Fico evaluated the achievements of his government during three years in office in a display analysts consider as the launch of campaigning for next year’s general…

Opinion

Borbély was wrong

GANGSTER’S confidence that image would shield him from reality suggests disturbing truths about the Slovak justice system.

Business

Váhostav-SK threatens with bankruptcy proceeding if restructuring suspended

THE SLOVAK government will attempt to interrupt the ongoing restructuring of the Váhostav-SK construction company which should be concluded on April 30, Prime Minister Robert Fico announced after a working meeting…

Politics & society

Roma village alleges police brutality

“IF WE only slightly expected any problems, a camera would be there for sure,” the Košice regional police head Juraj Leško told a press conference in reaction to Roma from the eastern Slovak village of Vrbnica who…

Sport

Slovaks beat the Swedish

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.

Culture & lifestyle

Classical music a draw for tourists

THE CLASSICAL music heritage of Vienna allows it to draws tourists from all around the world. Now, Bratislava is looking to do the same and the recent launch of the Bratislava Goes Classical website is now the focal…

Opinion

Entrepreneurship and innovation – a bright future

When one thinks of common Irish-Slovak interests, entrepreneurship and innovation may not immediately come to mind.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners recite Slovak poem

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. 

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Slovaks do not command English, survey shows

THE ABILITY of Slovaks to comprehend English is poor, which is related to the quality of English language teaching at schools. 

Quote of the week

“You are alone in the parliament, nobody wants to have anything to do with you.”

European police coordinate speed checks on roadways

AS MANY as 22 European countries, including Slovakia, measured car speeds in locations recommended by citizens on April 16 as a part of preventive event called the Speed Enforcement Marathon, the Sme daily reports. …


Business

Energy | Airlines | Automotive | Economics Highways

Bratislava airport loses flight connections

TWO AIRLINES have recently announced changes to their plans concerning the flights from the Bratislava airport.

PM Fico takes over Gabčíkovo

Italian Enel wants millions in compensation from Slovakia

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. 

People protested against uranium mining.

Uranium deposit not to be probed

NO GEOLOGICAL survey will be carried out at the uranium deposit in the Kurišková area near Košice for now.


Philip Kerr

BLOG: Philip Kerr: ‘There’s no ‘single’ way of learning language’

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…

School teams presenting their ideas and prototypes.

Entrepreneurship and innovation – a bright future

When one thinks of common Irish-Slovak interests, entrepreneurship and innovation may not immediately come to mind.

PM Robert Fico

Taking one for the team

Slovak politics in 2015 eerily resembles the tumultuous pre-1998 election period, with rumblings of an opposition coalition that could again dramatically alter the shape of the next government.


International

Ukraine | European Union
Prime Minister Robert Fico

Fico criticises Crimea annexation

SLOVAKIA is concerned about the tension in eastern Ukraine as it affects Europe and the whole world since annexation of Crimea a year ago constituted a breach of international law and has changed international…

Fewer Slovak companies based in tax havens

THE NUMBER of Slovak companies residing in tax havens dropped in the first three months of this year to 4,248, which is 114 less than at the end of last year. 

Ján Mazák

More Slovak candidates for Strasbourg have been elected

MEMBERS of the Judicial Council have already decided about the fourth list of potential judges proposed to represent Slovakia at the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) on April 13.


Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events | History talks | Cooking with ambassadors
Easter traditions in Slovakia.

Culture Shock: Slovak Easter traditions can bother unwilling women

As a native-born Slovak, it never occurred to me that there was anything striking about the way we celebrate one of the biggest of all Christian festivities, Easter. The suspicion that there was something peculiar…

Spending time together is important for families.

Family time still remains the key to successful childhood development

IT IS still important that children spend much of their free time with their families, experts agree. 

Three Medieval Tenors - John Potter, Chris O´Gorman a Rogers Covey-Crump

Classical music a draw for tourists

THE CLASSICAL music heritage of Vienna allows it to draws tourists from all around the world. Now, Bratislava is looking to do the same and the recent launch of the Bratislava Goes Classical website is now the focal…


The winner, Joel Maina Mwangi form kenya, finishes the race.

Foreigners – from Kenya and Hungary – won the Devín - Bratislava

THE WINNER of the 68th year of the National Run Devín – Bratislava on April 12 was Kenyan Joel Maina Mwangi, while the best Slovak was Jozef Urban on placed four. The fastest woman on Sunday was Hungarian Zita…

Jana Čepelová, Matej Lipták, Anna Karolína Schmiedlová and Daniela Hantuchová (from left) rejoice after beating Swedish tennis players.

Slovaks beat the Swedish

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. 

The Novák-Cangelosi match

Slovak Novák is European Champion in Thai boxing

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.