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Firms criticise planned tax package

The new tax package, recently presented by the Finance Ministry, may have a negative impact on the business environment in Slovakia, but the ministry defends the measures.


Fico to dine with Putin

The two statesmen will discuss the Nord Stream project.


Ex-health minister starts working for firm close to Penta

An opposition MP labels it a conflict of interest and calls for an investigation.


Kozák introduced players for match against England

Slovak football players will play their first world cup qualification match on September 4.

Culture & lifestyle

Kremnica festival to make people laugh again

The international festival of humour taking place in Kremnica by end of summer is unique in several ways.


Parents refuse vaccination also because of friends

The vaccination rate against three serious diseases dropped below 95 percent in 2014.

Culture & lifestyle

War, heroism and history (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

Banská Bystrica will continue to be featured prominently in textbooks charting modern history because it served as the headquarters of the heroic but ultimately defeated Slovak National Uprising (SNP).


Successful letting of 16,500 sqm warehousespace in P3 Park Bratislava

Modesta Real Estate advised PTG Slovakia s.r.o. on the lease of 16,500 sqm warehouse space in P3 Logistics Park Bratislava.

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Slovak Olympic House has smuggled food

Bryndza, other delicacies, bypassed customs inspections in transit to Rio 2016.

Activists call for scrapping duty to have petition against gambling

The Finance Ministry meanwhile has offered help to search for the missing sheets.

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Kaufland gets another one-million fine

The retailer Kaufland is supposed to pay for repeated transgressions.

State repays the last debt of Váhostav

The restructuring process of the construction firm, however, is not considered standard.

Plant in Martin feels problems of VW concern

Production partly interrupted, some workers stay home.

Blog: Slniečkars from all Slovakia, unite!

“How do you translate slniečkar in English?” I ask my Slovak colleague. “Ha! I don’t know what it exactly means in Slovak either.”

Everybody’s problem

While Slovak politics do not match this larger model exactly, the current apolitical government certainly does and the recent collapse of Sieť is playing into the trend, while fuelling anger at politics generally.

Blog: Can small Slovak NGOs help solving global challenges?

A small gesture in the beginning can have a huge impact in the end, especially when workshops and educative tools are used on a weekly basis.

Slovakia will send more soldiers to Cyprus

Other countries are also sending more soldiers to the island.

EP deals with pensioner who lost Slovak citizenship

The State Citizenship Act has deprived more than 1,390 people of their Slovak passports.

Slovak climber dies in avalanche on Mont Blanc

Three climbers, including a Slovak woman, died in an avalanche on the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps.

Slovak mountians have their fatal avalanches, too. Illustartive stock photo

People all over the world meet together at joint hunts of Pokémon creatures.

Pokémon rules Slovak game scene

Groups of fans meet and hunt together for well-known cartoon creatures in cities around Slovakia.

The 5th most beautiful stamp comes from Slovakia Photo

Work created by Alfons Mucha succeeded in a prestigious international stamp competition.

Slovakia has the 5th most beautiful stamp in the world.

Iconic national artworks wander outdoors Photo

It seems that in summer, everything aspires to leave the stifling air in the buildings – although air conditioning helps a lot – and spills out into the open air.

Iconic works from National gallery exhibited oudoors

Matej Tóth

Slovakia wins its first athletic Olympic medal Photo

Race walker Matej Tóth won gold in Rio.

Slovak representation satisfied with the Olympics

Slovakia wins four medals, placing 37th overall.

Fourth medal for Slovakia

Men’s K4 team wins the silver medal in the 1,000m race.