Politics & society

Campaign: Tax fraud allegations fly

PM Robert Fico spins campaign against one of the centre right leaders Igor Matovič.

Politics & society

Teachers suspend the strike

THE INITIATIVE of Slovak Teachers (ISU) will interrupt the strike as of February 15. The strike started on January 25.

Politics & society

Health care system is ailing

DESPITE the criticism from several sides and growing complaints of the public, the government has declined to admit there are serious problems in the health-care sector.

International

Eritreans stay in Humenné within humanitarian transfer

WITHIN THE so-called humanitarian transfer programme, Slovakia will host 58 citizens from Eritrea.

Business

Foreign trade records deficit in December

Slovakia’s foreign trade generated a surplus of €3.357 billion in 2015.

Sport

Slovan advances to KHL playoffs

PLAYERS of Slovak ice-hockey team Slovan Bratislava won a decisive match in the Continental Hockey League (KHL).

Opinion

Riding the carousel

THE TRUTH is important and the recent allegations that connect both the interior and transport ministers to a massive tax fraud scheme have not been proven.

Business

Bratislava ring road is closer

Final call now in the hands of the government.

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Teachers wrote letter to Juncker Photo

TO INFORM about the current state in the Slovak education sector, the Initiative of Slovak Teachers (ISU) has sent a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioner for…

Health care infected with scandals

WITH the general election just around the corner, health care remains a major concern among Slovaks in public opinion polls.

Prešov hospital strongly feels lack of nurses, February 1.

Police review contracts between VšZP and Klinika Kostka

THE NATIONAL Criminal Agency (NAKA) has, of its own initiative, responded to suspicions emerging in the media by analysing all contracts concluded by the state-owned health insurer VšZP, including those with Klinika…

Klinika Kostka

Slovaks develop as well as play mobile games.

Slovak app developers play the global market

Location no longer a limit on launching products, but language still is

Solving an unpleasant legacy at last

Old environmental burdens require action.

Toxic areas require funding and cleanup to protect the environment.

SES Tlmače returns to Cuba

The power engineering company will build a heating block at a thermal power plant near Havana for €90 million.

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Roma settlement in Markušovce

Blog: Then I felt like a doctor who lost a patient

Helena does not have any academic title before or after her name. She is a Roma healthcare assistant. She belongs to my “other Slovakia” – the open, enthusiastic, and daring one.

It matters whether children are in the hands of a frustrated teacher

The school and teachers are strong archetypes which surface in our dreams even years after we left the classrooms.

"I like going to school."

Gov't ignores chance to upgrade energy sector

Monopolistic business interests and state intervention prevent investment in renewable energy sources, improved efficiency and smart grid technology. They block the country from accessing free money that would make…


Environment Minister Peter Žiga

Minister Žiga: Slovakia defends ban on water exports

SLOVAKIA will mount a thorough legal defence against a Polish firm's complaint about the ban since 2014 in the Slovak Constitution on water exports other than in consumer packaging and for humanitarian ends,…

Fico discussed Syria and visited Jaguar plant in the UK

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico paid a one-day working visit to Great Britain.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico

Kidnapped boy stuck in Italy

An 8-year-old Slovak boy abducted by his father two weeks ago has been placed in a facility in Italy waiting for authorities to decide about his fate.

210 more children were born in 2014 compared to the previous year

1st Slovak Pub in Bratislava

Foreigners: Top 10 bars in “Bartislava”

THERE are several commodities, activities or services that can lure tourists to Slovakia. One of them is having a beer in a cosy pub or bar in its lively capital, Bratislava.

Ice sculpting competition visited by 22,000 people Photo

THE UNOFFICIAL world championship in ice sculpting that took place on the last weekend of January in the High Tatras attracted 22,000 people.

Bratislava: Many people want ‘Old Bridge’ to retain its name

The municipality is searching for a new name.

The new 'Old Bridge' in Bratislava.

Slovak players Čepelová, Hantuchová (in foregorund) lost to Australian tennis players Stosur (L) and Dellacqua in doubles.

Slovakia lost to Australia in Fed Cup’s first duel Photo

SLOVAK female tennis team met Australia in the first round of Fed Cup, February 5 to 7. In the 2nd group, Slovakia had a well-balanced team but thanks to Samantha Stosur who stood out among Australians, it lost 2:3.

Top skating event ended with success Video

Bratislava may apply for hosting the world championships.

Lukáš Csölley and Federica Testová

Slovak tennis player won Australian Open Photo

A SLOVAK tennis player in the junior category, Tereza Mihalíková, won the doubles at the Australian Open with Anna Kalinska, while also making it to the finals in singles.

Slovak Mihalíková (L) and Russian Kalinska won the junior doubles at Australian Open.