Culture & lifestyle

Slovakia in for tropical days, temperatures may reach 38 degrees

PEOPLE in Slovakia will have to prepare for some very hot weather in the days ahead, with the temperature possibly rising to 36 degrees Celsius in southern regions this weekend and to 38 degrees next week, Jozef…

Politics & society

What makes a language teacher good

One need not be American or British to teach English well. Non-native English teachers bring other kinds of classroom benefits that are sometimes overlooked.

Culture & lifestyle

Spiš Castle among the most searched destinations in Slovakia

GOOGLE has published the list of the Slovak destinations which users search the most via its Google Maps website. 

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Energy for the public in Slovakia

Cycling enthusiasts have the opportunity to take part in a professional race as more than 170 cyclists are escorted through the streets with a convoy of cars. 

Politics & society

Slovakia pushes through the voluntary principle

“A BIG diplomatic victory” – this is how Prime Minister Robert Fico described the results of the June 25-26 European Council summit in Brussels whose participants dropped the proposal to introduce mandatory quotas…

International

Slovakia prepares for EU Presidency

Slovakia's historically first EU presidency will be thrifty, focusing on digital single market, support of startups and others. 

Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between July 3 and 12, including lots of classical music, folklore and choir festivals, historical fencing, an adrenaline weekend, mediaeval festivals, a parkour race, concert by Philip…

International

Interior Ministry still approaches foreigners in Slovak

IN ORDER to avoid endless waiting lines in Bratislava’s Office of the Border and Alien Police, the police called on foreign students to prolong their stay. However, foreigners not speaking Slovak may have difficulty…

Business

Government okayed support for flying car development

BRATISLAVA-based company AeroMobil R&D, which is engaged in the development of a flying car, will be granted investment assistance of nearly €6 million from state coffers towards research and development activities,…

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Stop the Islamisatiopn of Europe protest, June 20

Protest against migrant quotas paralyses downtown Bratislava

A PUBLIC protest against the resettlement of migrants in Slovakia took place in Bratislava on June 20, shutting down traffic on the central Hodžovo Square, the main railway station and SNP Square and keeping dozens…

Pan-European University's law school can still accept students

PAN-EUROPEAN University’ s law school filed a complaint against the halting of the accreditation of the University’s Faculty of Law for programmes of both bachelor and magister degrees. The court subsequently…

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Activists warn of too many pesticides in soil

THE GREENPEACE environmental organisation has warned against the excessive use of pesticides in Slovak soil, and called on the Agriculture Ministry to take action to reduce them.


Compromise at PSA Peugeot Citroën Trnava

TWO days before the start of a full-fledged strike announced for June 29, trade unions at the PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Trnava reached a compromise agreement with the company’s management. 

Opposition challenges minimum pensions

OPPOSITION parties have collected enough signatures from MPs to challenge the recently approved legislation on the minimum pension at the Constitutional Court.

Slovakia-Hungary Interconnector is running

DESPITE several problems reported in mid June, the gas transmission company Eustream launched commercial operation of the Slovakia-Hungary Interconnector on July 1.


Disagreeable agreement

The Visegrad Four have faced criticism in recent years for a lack of unity, in particular over the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine. But they appear firmly united on at least one matter – none of them like immigrants.…

The EU-agenda: “Events, dear boy, events”

WHEN asked what is most likely to blow governments off course, then UK Prime-Minister Harold McMillan famously (and reportedly) answered: “Events, dear boy, events”.

Who is living outside reality?

THERE are now 60 million displaced people in the world, the most ever recorded by the United Nations. Of those, 14 million fled last year alone. 


Bratislava among popular stag destinations

BRATISLAVA belongs to the most popular stag destinations, according to British tourists. 

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“Britain’s Schindler” Sir Nicholas Winton died aged 106

ON OCTOBER 2014 Sir Nicholas Winton was awarded the Czech Republic’s highest honour  – the Order of the White Lion for saving 669 children, mostly Jewish, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to safety in Great Britain…

Forreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Slovakia was not overly affected by Russia-targeted sanctions in 2014

DESPITE a load of statements made by Prime Minister Robert Fico criticising sanctions against Russia harming the Slovak economy, the country in fact was not significantly affected by sanctions last year.


Ladislav Chudík (2009)

Legendary actor Ladislav Chudík dies at 91

LADISLAV Chudík, 91, actor and longtime member of the Slovak National Theatre died in Bratislava on June 29.

Wall was the leitmotif and the visual symbol of Eurokontext 2015 festival.

Eurokontext dramas examine past horrors and hot topics

WHILE LAST year, the Eurokontext.sk festival offered drama, ballet and opera spread over almost one month, its June 2015 round comprised 13 performances – of drama only – within one week in the premises of the…

Charles VI crowned in Bratislava, again

CITIZENS and visitors of Bratislava became witnesses of a historical event – coronation of Charles VI on June 27 as part of the 13th annual Coronation Ceremonies between June 26 and 28. 


Protesters disrupt the cycling race, June 20, Bratislava.

Bratislava anti-migrant protest blocked bicycle race

THE PROTEST against the resettlement of migrants in Slovakia which took place in Bratislava on June 20 disrupted the Downhill World Tour Bratislava cycling race.

Atle Skaardal in Jasná

Jasná is prepared for World Cup

ATLE Skaardal, top Norwegian skier visited Jasná in Slovakia, with the International Ski federation inspection, to find the ski resort well-prepared to the world competition.

Slovakia placed 23rd in Baku

THE FIRST European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan ended on June 28 with the closing ceremony.