THE BUDGET deficit should continue decreasing in following three years, according to the first public administration budget draft introduced by the Finance Ministry on July 23.
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.
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…
A US MILITARY convoy will traverse Slovakia en route to a military exercise in Hungary, the Hospodárske Noviny wrote in July 29.
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)…
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.
SLOVAK is among the 27 languages available for instant visual translation in a new Google Translate application.
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.
STANISLAV Boledovič, the founder of the Teach for Slovakia project, believes that it helps socially disadvantages children succeed.
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…
A PILOT died and another two soldiers were injured in the military helicopter crash on July 28.
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…
THE POLICE have arrested two men from eastern Slovakia who lured young women and then forced them to marry abroad.
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…
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.
THE MOOD of enterprises continues to deteriorate.
FICO’S rejection of refugee quotas hurts Slovakia, not the migrants who don’t want to come here in the first place.
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…
THE EUROPEAN Union has frequently, and justifiably, faced criticism for its “democratic deficit”.
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…
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…
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.
MUCH has been written about the difference between travellers and tourists.
STUDIA Academica Slovaca (SAS), the summer Slovak language course will starts August 3 and offers three weeks of lessons, lectures, workshops, trips, sightseeing and more.
READING a book on smartphone, tablet, or an e-book reader, is no longer limited to literature in English and every year, Slovak readers can pick from more and more locally published books in electronic format.
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.
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.
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.