Business

Best-selling Citroën to be produced exclusively in Trnava

FRENCH CARMAKER PSA Peugeot Citroën has decided to produce in Slovakia a new model that is expected to become the best-selling one in the future. It has promised that the car will achieve dominant position among…

Politics & society

Transparency International checked expenses of state managers

TRANSPARENCY International Slovensko watchdog asked heads of state-owned companies about their expenses on phone calls and trips abroad. Many keep silent – thus violating the law – and out of those which informed,…

Opinion

Striving against corruption

I AM pleased to see many institutions in Slovakia addressing the serious issue of corruption. According to a 2013 Eurobarometer survey, 90 percent of Slovaks perceived corruption as widespread, compared to an EU…

Business

New procurement law lacks teeth

Opposition, watchdogs believe Smer-backed changes are cosmetic.

Politics & society

Slovakia lacks law on cyber security

IN SLOVAKIA, a law is lacking that would integrally solve the issue of cyber security, the Concept of Cyber Security filed by the Slovak Government Office for comments states.

Culture & lifestyle

Protection for a pot of gold

EVERYDAY prayers in the 17th century included that went “… and protect us from kurucs (anti-Hapsburg rebels) and from labanecs (imperial soldiers), O Lord!”

Business

The most responsible companies in Slovakia awarded

During the Via Bona Awards ceremony for corporate responsibility Slovak President Kiska became part of the music band as a guitar player and singer.

Politics & society

Controversial legislation adopted in 2014

Temporary employment, Civil Code amendment, changes to the Income Tax Act, the Commercial Code, and the Collective Bargaining Act

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Politics & society

Education | Corruption & scandals | Military | Roma community

Trade in anabolic steroids thrives in Slovakia

THE DESIRE to become big and handsome leads many athletes to use steroids, according to professional fitness trainers. Mild legislation allows the sale of them to adult persons therefore the Slovak steroid market…

The CT scanner scandal cost Pavol Paška his post of the speaker of parliament.

New public information bill proposed

Watchdog groups say changes are a step in the right direction.

Laws which need further revision

The law on collective bargaining, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Labour Code, the Commercial Code 


International

Ukraine | European Union
Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russia's Lavrov to talk Ukraine with Kiska

SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska is set to meet Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov when the latter visits Slovakia on April 4.

Ján Mišura

Žilina trade chamber demands end to sanctions against Russia

THE ŽILINA Regional Chamber of the Slovak Trade and Industry Chamber (ZRK SOPK) has expressed its disapproval with sanctions against Russia and wants them scrapped, said ZRK SOPK Director Ján Mišura, referring to a…

Picture from last year's GLOBSEC conference.

GLOBSEC will focus on Ukraine and Islamic State

THE SITUATION in Ukraine, the West’s reaction to Russia, the threat represented by the Islamic State and the possibility of terrorist attacks in Europe will be the main topics of the 10th annual security conference…


Business

Energy | Airlines | Automotive | Highways

German retail chain eyes Slovakia

ONE of the biggest discount retail chains, German Hofer, is pondering expansion to Slovakia.

Doctor gets suspended sentence for €14 bribe

THE SPECIALISED Criminal Court (STS) in Banská Bystrica on March 25 gave a suspended jail sentence of two years and ordered probation of 30 months for Dr. Anna Aghová from Nitra for bribery, TASR reported.  

Váhostav has enjoyed many state orders.

Opposition files criminal complaint against Váhostav

OPPOSITION MPs Igor Matovič (Ordinary People and Independent Personalities-OĽaNO), Daniel Lipšic (independent, non-parliamentary NOVA) and Ľubomír Galko (Freedom and Solidarity-SaS) have filed a criminal complaint…


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…

Dušan Hanák - Pictures of the Old World, in English

Dušan Hanák’s successful film released on DVD in the UK

WITHIN THE series of Slovak films appearing on DVD in the United Kingdom for English-speaking audiences, the third movie is internationally successful Pictures of the Old World by Dušan Hanák.

Earth Hour in Slovakia

Slovakia participates in World Hour 2015, dominants left in dark

SINCE 2010, Slovakia has also been participating in the global environmental event, Earth Hour. The event that strives to point out light pollution and environmental problems will take place on Saturday, March 28,…


Blog: Customer service experience in Bratislava

LIVING in Bratislava I have heard many stories about the lack of customer service in the city. Many of them I consider are due to cultural differences, but there are a few horror stories that make me wonder if there…

Latest demographic statistics show Slovak population is ageing.

Slovaks need to open up to immigrants

FOREIGNERS can hardly be expected to feel welcome and to happily pay taxes amid flourishing nationalism and hostility -- including towards minorities already present in the country. 

Kosovo celebrated the seventh anniversary of its independence in mid February.

Recognise reality, and Kosovo

WAR and a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing leads to a major refugee crisis.


Slovakia overcame another opponent

THE SLOVAK national football team is still unbeaten in EURO 2016 qualification after its match with Luxembourg on March 27. 

Kozák, Ďurica, Hamšík, Škrtel, Duda (L-R) at the Footballer of the Year 201č awards

Marek Hamšík is Slovak Footballer of the Year 2014

ON MARCH 28, the poll searching for the best Slovak football (soccer) player saw its 22nd year culminating. The Pravda daily and the Slovak Football Association announced that Marek Hamšík (Ján Popluhár Prize for…

Slovak speed skiing record, High Tatras

Slovak record in speed skiing was constituted

SPEED skiing is a special discipline and Milan Bekeš is its pioneer in Slovakia, is striving to make it official. On March 20, he tried to establish a founding Slovak record in the Lomnické sedlo saddleback, the ski…