Politics & society

New anti-terrorism laws proposed

Government moves to amend more than 15 measures


We are heading to better energy interconnection

EC Vice President Šefčovič has worked hard and efficiently to get the support of the EU member states and bring the Energy Union project closer to reality.


Household debt increases and spawns risks

THE VOLUME of loans provided to households grew by 13 percent on a year-on-year basis in the first three quarters of 2015.

Culture & lifestyle

Film festival focuses on fairer world

THERE have been many festivals in Bratislava – not to mention Slovakia – this year, varying in focus on country, cinematography, special techniques and genres, or themes.


German engineer charged over Kurimany Bridge collapse

IN THE case of the November 2012 collapse of a highway bridge under construction that claimed four lives, the investigator has pressed charges against a German structural engineer.

Politics & society

MPs to supervise electronic surveillance

THE PARLIAMENT will strengthen external supervision over the use of information-technical means (ITP), used for wiretapping, via a commission.

Politics & society

Police search hotels for foreigners

FOLLOWING Prime Minister Robert Fico’s statement that the government would monitor every Muslim in Slovakia, the police started searching for foreigners, particularly Arabs, Syrians and refugees.

Politics & society

Police investigate suspicions concerning the Bernini export

THE POLICE investigator has refused the claim that by exporting the bust of Pope Paul V, designed by Italian Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the crime of fraud was committed.

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A public transport stop, a popular "crime scene" for the fecal phantom. Illustrative stock photo

Bratislava police catch “Fecal Phantom”

A BRATISLAVA prosecutor has pressed charges of vandalism against a young man identified only as Martin M., aged 24, of Bratislava, who is suspected of terrorising Bratislava women by smearing feces on their faces.

Police detain van carrying radioactive substance

CUSTOMS officers stopped a van with Austrian licence plates at the Austrian-Slovak border crossing (in the Bratislava borough of Jarovce) when they recorded a level of radioactivity which was exceeded the safety…

Paška’s nephews brutally attacked woman Video

NEPHEWS of the former speaker of the Slovak parliament Pavol Paška (from Smer) were involved in a fight with several other Košice city citizens including the woman. Two of them have subsequently lost their jobs.

The violence ensued near pizza restaurant in Košice.

Agriculture Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek

Brussels wants to cancel food lists

THE EUROPEAN Commission has initiated legal proceedings against Slovakia for violating the rules of the EU.

Over 200 nurses resign, more expected to join

SLOVAK nurses dissatisfied with how the Health Ministry has dealt with complaints about pay and working conditions started to hand in their resignations on November 25.

Monika Kavecká (L) and Iveta Lazorová at a nurses’ protest in September.

New bus station should be finished by late 2019 Photo

THE CONSTRUCTION of the new main bus station at Bratislava’s Mlynské Nivy may be completed in the end of 2019.

Blog: Bratislava's coffee culture has already got much to offer

Recent news about Starbucks coming to Bratislava has caused an increase in social media discussions in the past couple of days, with split views on whether this will be a positive or negative influence in the city.

Journalism must give a voice to the voiceless

Pulitzer winner: Crucial story of today is the gap between rich and poor

James B. Steele

November trees in a revolutionary forest

If Slovakia rejects refugees in wake of recent attacks, the message of November 17 has truly been lost.

New Schengen Zone?

Interior Ministry rejects idea of mini-Schengen

Eastern European countries including Slovakia could be kicked out of the Schengen Zone, according to a proposal which was presented on November 19 at the EU interior ministers meeting, the Daily Mail reported on…

Energy Union is supported by all EU members, Šefčovič says

THE ENERGY Union Project is supported by all member countries of the European Union, said European Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the ninth annual Central European Energy Conference 2015 (CEEC) on…

European Commission Vice-president for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič

Schengen will not shrink

THE COUNCIL of the European Union for Internal Affairs and Justice held a meeting in Brussels on November 20, the first since the November 13 attacks. There, the Netherlands refuted the news published earlier by…

Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Christmas Bazaar 2008, Old Market Hall

Meet the world at Christmas Bazaar

AFTER ONE year’s break, the 24th Charity Christmas Bazaar will again be organised in Bratislava, on Sunday November 22 in Stará tržnica / Old Market-hall.

Elizabeth hotel in Trenčín harvests awards

Historic Slovak hotels have garnered international recognition.

The Elisabeth Hotel in Trenčín.

Christmas Bazaar again offered countries' specialties Photo

The biggest charity event of the expat community in Slovakia returned after a one-year break.

Stará Tržnica hosted the Christmas Bazaar on Sunday.

Polc races in Bratislava, illustrative stock photo.

Slovak Polc second in Mexico, won Citydownhill World Tour series Video

SLOVAK Filip Polc is among the top cyclists in the city downhill category, he was victorious in the Citydownhill World Tour last year and also in 2015.

Parliament approves changes to financing of sport

THE SLOVAK parliament approved a new law on sport on November 26 which is aimed at bringing more money into the sector.

Competition over football stadium construction prolonged

THE PUBLIC Procurement Office (ÚVO) will deal with the complaint submitted by a bidder excluded from the competition to construct the National Football Stadium.

The state of construction works on Tehelné Pole in March 2015.