Opinion

An American finds a home in faraway Spišské Vlachy

I did not have any real reason to have chosen Slovakia, other than the unremarkable fact that I spoke English and was at the ripe young age to be pining for an adventure.

Sport

The government will build stadium for Slovan

AFTER tycoon Ivan Kmotrík refused to complete the football stadium for his Slovan club, the government of Robert Fico announced it will build it instead. The country will pay €45 million.

Opinion

Mitigating the effects of climate change

What can we tangibly do? We can plant a tree, save energy and generate it in a cleaner way.

Business

Slovakia may go bankrupt in 15 years

IF SLOVAKIA does not adopt new reforms or does not increase taxes, it may face bankruptcy in 15 years.

Business

Váhostav-SK creditors approve restructuring plan

CREDITORS of Váhostav-SK accepted a modified restructuring plan from the troublesome construction company April 30. To become effective, however, it still needs to be cleared by the courts.

Sport

Slovakia will face Norway tonight

THE SLOVAK national ice hockey team will play its fourth match of the IIHF World Championships 2015 with Norway on May 6 (Wed) at 20:15 GMT + 2.

Politics & society

WWII: History often blends with the present

“HISTORY always mingles with politics and the present,” Ivan Kamenec of the Institute of History at the Slovak Academy of Sciences said when commenting on the coming 70th anniversary celebrations in Moscow marking…

Business

Tesco gets third million-euro fine

TESCO Stores SR retail chain has already received its third fine amounting to one million euros in Slovakia, for repeated flaws in its hypermarket in Spišská Nová Ves.

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Park mládeže school staff Alena Bobáková (left) and Darina Tomková with Zem a vek magazine.

Conspiracy theory magazine used in school

THE UNITED STATES is a source of evil, chemotherapy is nothing more than pharmaceutical firms dealing death and mainstream journalists support Zionism. These are but some of the views espoused in Zem a vek (Earth…

SDKÚ MP Ľudovít Kaník

More infighting among SDKÚ leadership

SLOVAK Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) MP Ľudovít Kaník has abandoned his membership of the presidium of the party and resigned from the post of chair of the party budgetary committee, the TASR newswire…

Sieť party leader Radoslav Procházka

Full Matovič-Procházka audio recording now on web

SEVERAL media outlets have published the complete recording where Sieť party leader Radoslav Procházka allegedly asks Igor Matovič, leader of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO), to publish the…


State railways denies responsibility for RegioJet derailing

THE STATE railway company Železnice SR (ŽSR) is not responsible for derailment of RegioJet train on March 16,  spokeswoman Martina Pavliková told the TASR newswire on April 23.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Interior Ministry: Savings from e-marketplace already exceed expenditures

THE decision to pursue the electronic marketplace project has proved to be the right one, Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák said at a press conference on May 5, the TASR newswire reported.

Fico may use bank levies to buy SE shares

PRIME Minister Robert Fico is allegedly considering using the money to save banks, in order to buy shares in the Slovenské Elekrárne (SE) electricity producer, the Sme daily reported.


Former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar with Babky Demokratky.

Now married to the EU, Slovakia still flirts with Russia

START-UP companies always find achieving success to be a struggle. Even more so when that company is an independent newspaper in a country with no tradition of free enterprise or free press. 

Sergej Salmanov

Salmanov’s liaisons

WHENEVER the “Slovak mafia” came up in conversation, Sergej Salmanov would sneer. “Mafia,” he would scorn. “This is not mafia, this is children. Real mafia is in Russia.”

Scandals shake the political spectrum.

The Váhostav affair is the Gorilla of Smer

A COUPLE of days after the Váhostav affair broke out, it was labelled the Gorilla of Smer and of Fico’s government. Indeed, there are common elements in both scandals.


L-R: Theodor Sedgwick, Martin Glváč, Milan Maxim and Miroslav Korba.

Purchase of US Black Hawk helicopters by Slovak army approved

SLOVAKIA’S Security Council and the government have approved a contract for procuring nine American Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopters for approximately 261 million US dollars (€236.7 million), Defence…

Many foreigners come to study in Slovakia.

Catholic charity aids refugees

REFUGEES from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia and Eritrea had to leave their homes fearing for their lives. 

Slovak policies are not very friendly to migrants.

Slovakia lacks appropriate policy

MIGRANTS living in Slovakia still struggle when trying to integrate into Slovak society. 


Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo comes to Slovakia

BESTSELLING Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, whose crime novels have been published in 40 languages in 140 countries, will sign his books in two Bratislava bookshops on May 6 and even give a public debate in one of them.

Master and Margarete, Teatro Tatro

New Drama focuses on Germany this year

THE COMPETITION for the best, most inspiring Slovak contemporary drama for the past calendar year, New Drama / Nová drama has shifted from its usual time in June. Between May 10 and 15, 11 performances of 10…

Štefánik burial mound at Bradlo

Ultra-light aviation aficionados pay tribute to Štefánik

AVIATION aficionados from the Slovak Federation of Ultra-light Aviation (SFUL) on May 3 commemorated the 96th anniversary of Milan Rastislav Štefánik’s tragic plane crash by landing with their aircraft at the…


Slovakia beat the first ice hockey opponent

THE SLOVAK national hockey team won the first game in the IIHF World Championships against Denmark on shootouts 4:3. Based on IIHF World Rankings 2014 Slovakia is actually in the 8th position while Denmark ranks…

Slovakia overcame Slovenia

THE SLOVAK national hockey team won all three points in the third match in the IIHF World Championships 2015 against Slovenia. The match ended up with result 3:1.

Slovakia won its match against Belarus

THE SLOVAK national hockey team won the game in the IIHF World Championship against Belarus in overtime 2:1.