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BLOG: Central Europe enjoys strong start into a turbulent year

While the first readings of the year from CEE industry are encouraging, the worrying signals from its dominant export markets emerge.

Culture & lifestyle

First Slovak Holocaust museum opensPhoto

THOSE who survived and were able to return to the former work- and concentration camp in Sereď, now turned into the first Museum of Holocaust in Slovakia, agree that it should have happened long ago.

Politics & society

Nurses lost their fight for salaries

THOUGH more than 500 nurses left hospitals in late January, it was not enough to persuade the government to accept their conditions.

Politics & society

Campaign: Tax fraud allegations fly

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

Politics & society

Fico will not be prosecuted for anti-Muslim statements

THE REGIONAL prosecutor’s office in Bratislava dismissed a criminal complaint against Prime Minister Robert Fico for his statements regarding the Muslim community.

Business

Slovakia ranks among most miserable economies

THE BLOOMBERG newswire listed Slovakia among 20 countries with the world’s most miserable economies.

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.

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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…

Bratislava voters lean right, but remain conflicted

DECIDING who to vote for in the March 5 will be tougher than usual for the right-leaning electorate in Bratislava, according to a survey by the Political Science Department of Comenius University made for the Sme…

Radoslav Procházka

Parties pledge to strengthen the right to information

TEN of 12 political parties publicly pledged to strengthen the right of the public to information by adopting the proposals of three non-governmental organisations.


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

Property prices up in 2015

BANKING analysts agree that property prices in Slovakia increased last year, which indicates a gradual restoration of the market.

AeroMobil displayed in Dubai

SLOVAK company AeroMobil is participating in the current edition of the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai.


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.

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.

Ministers Ján Počiatek (l) and Robert Kaliňák

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."

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,…

Decision on lawsuit against quotas by year's end

THE LAWSUIT filed by Slovakia regarding refugee relocation quotas among EU-member states will be decided on by the end of the year, said European Court of Justice President Koen Lenaerts during his visit to the…

Slovakia: North Korea would do better to secure needs of its own people

The Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry ‘strongly condemned’ the launching of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea this past weekend.

North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch on February 8 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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.

Overdose has first offspring from last German breeding

THE FAMOUS racehorse-sprinter Overdose, who was co-owned by Slovak Zoltán Mikóczy, has had his first offspring from last year’s breeding in Germany.

Overdose with Zoltán Mikóczy

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.


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.

Slovan advances to KHL playoffs

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

Top skating event ended with success Video

Bratislava may apply for hosting the world championships.

Lukáš Csölley and Federica Testová