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Germany as you may not know it

THE GERMAN language has been strongly present historically in Slovakia – be it thanks to one of its neighbours, Austria, or the influx of German settlers to the country throughout the ages.

Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between July 31 and August 9, including international cat show, a lot of classical music and jazz, an organ festival, jeep rally, a summer film seminar, a beach-volleyball tournament, and…

International

US convoy will pass through Slovakia to NATO drill in Hungary

A US MILITARY convoy will traverse Slovakia en route to a military exercise in Hungary, the Hospodárske Noviny wrote in July 29.

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In pursuit of innovation and leadership

Slovak Telekom (ST) has been on the Slovak telecommunications market for decades, witnessing the peak usage of fixed lines as well as the arrival and spread of mobile phones. As a member of the Deutsche Telekom (DT)…

Politics & society

New facts about fatal helicopter crash emerge

THE THREE members of a military helicopter MI-17 crew were training winching up people into helicopter with the help of a rope not practicing landings, when they crashed on July 28 afternoon near Prešov.

Culture & lifestyle

Slovak among languages featured in new Google tool

SLOVAK is among the 27 languages available for instant visual translation in a new Google Translate application.

Culture & lifestyle

Pro Musica – Magnólia choir won a US competition

THE ZEMPLÍN-based choir Pro Musica – Magnólia won a nice victory in the USA – in early July, winning at the Serenade Choral Festival in Washington, D.C.

Politics & society

Teach for Slovakia chief talks education reform

STANISLAV Boledovič, the founder of the Teach for Slovakia project, believes that it helps socially disadvantages children succeed.

Politics & society

Harabin releases third convicted police officer

Another police officer convicted for corruption was released by the appellate senate chaired by Štefan Harabin with the argument that the police inspectorate that investigated his case is unlawful. The former…

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Helicopter crash claims one life

A PILOT died and another two soldiers were injured in the military helicopter crash on July 28. 

Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová

Police deny racially-motivated raids

OMBUDSWOMAN Jana Dubovcová points to an excessive number of searching actions in regions with numerous Roma communities demanding Police President Tibor Gašpar to check if they are racially motivated, but he denies…

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Police detained men organising forced marriages

THE POLICE have arrested two men from eastern Slovakia who lured young women and then forced them to marry abroad. 


Average salary now €929 per month

PEOPLE in Slovakia earned an average of €929 per month in the first half of the year, with the highest earnings seen in Bratislava Region (€1,283), according to an online survey on the Platy.sk website that gathered…

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Household gas prices to shrink 3.91 percent in September

GAS prices for households are set to drop by 3.91 percent as of September, with the average price of gas supplied to small businesses also set to post a fall by 3.7 percent.

Economic sentiment slightly down in July

THE MOOD of enterprises continues to deteriorate.


Slovakia and migrants

FICO’S rejection of refugee quotas hurts Slovakia, not the migrants who don’t want to come here in the first place.

Let's not allow ethnic conflicts to spread in Europe

THIS month the world remembers one of the horrors of Europe’s recent history – the slaughter twenty years ago of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica. The Srebrenica massacre was the…

EU crisis is not about Greece

THE EUROPEAN Union has frequently, and justifiably, faced criticism for its “democratic deficit”. 


The Vietnamese community is well integrated.

Slovakia’s ‘invisible minority’ counters migration fears

Immigration has been at the centre of Slovakia’s public discourse in recent weeks, and though it may seem so, the issue is hardly a new one. Vietnamese people, for instance, have lived in Slovakia since the 1970s…

One-time Iron Curtain border between Slovakia and Austria, Záhorská Bystrica close to Bratislava)

Slovak-Austrian border development project gets €89 million

THE EUROPEAN Commission has approved more than €75 million as part of a project to support cross-border projects around the Slovak-Austrian border, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu announced on…

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NBS approves the release of commemorative coin

THE COUNCIL of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), the country’s central bank, approved the planned commission of commemorative €2-coins to mark the 30th anniversary of the European Union’s flag.


The architecture of the spa in Rajecké Teplice took its inspiration from ancient Greece.

Spa towns offer a healing experience

MUCH has been written about the difference between travellers and tourists. 

Gypsy Fest 2014

The biggest Roma festival in Slovakia spills into Bratislava streets

THE GYPSY Fest, already a tradition in Slovakia (in its eight years) now falls under the World Roma Festival series. In Bratislava, it will bring a host of events between July 29 and 31.

Works at the Pustý Castle have been ongoing for seevral years.

14th century sword found at Pustý Castle

A PERFECTLY preserved 14th century single-edged sword with a wooden handle has been found in a medieval cistern during an archaeological dig at Pustý (meaning Deserted) Castle near Zvolen in Banská Bystrica region.


Peter Sagan triumphant in Paris

Sagan won his fourth green jersey in the Tour de France, finished 46th overall

SLOVAK cycling racer Peter Sagan won the points competition at the Tour de France 2015, earning his fourth green jersey, in his fourth ride at the legendary cycling race.

Hockey stars to play in Veľká Lomnica golf tourney

THE GOLF resort at Veľká Lomnica in the High Tatra mountains is set to host the eighth Charity Golf Cup under the auspices of ice hockey legend Peter Bondra this Saturday, the TASR newswire reported July 30.

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NHL stars to play ball-hockey exhibition in Dubnica

THE RECENTLY opened fitness club FitFabrik in Dubnica nad Vahom in Trenčín Region will host a charity ball-hockey tournament on July 26, with participation of several National Hockey League (NHL) stars.