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  4. Young Slovak scientists succeed at International Science Fair in Pittsburgh
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  6. Slovak Božena minesweepers head to Nigeria and Bangladesh
  7. Slovakia will host ice hockey world championship
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  1. Many Slovaks still migrate for work
  2. Volkswagen opens state-of-the-art body shop
  3. Levoča altar has been reconstructed to full splendour
  4. Russia's Sberbank considers leaving Slovakia
  5. Blog: The state of Services for expats in Bratislava
  6. Slovakia will host ice hockey world championship
  7. 4 things to know when drinking in Slovakia
  8. Slovak aid to Nepal remains grounded
  9. Young Slovak scientists succeed at International Science Fair in Pittsburgh
  10. Slovak Božena minesweepers head to Nigeria and Bangladesh
  1. 4 things to know when drinking in Slovakia
  2. Many Slovaks still migrate for work
  3. Volkswagen opens state-of-the-art body shop
  4. Levoča altar has been reconstructed to full splendour
  5. Slovak Božena minesweepers head to Nigeria and Bangladesh
  6. Young Slovak scientists succeed at International Science Fair in Pittsburgh
  7. Russia's Sberbank considers leaving Slovakia
  8. Slovakia will host ice hockey world championship
  9. Blog: The state of Services for expats in Bratislava
  10. Slovakia may go bankrupt in 15 years
Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events

Tips for events between May 22 and 31, including a concert of top four world/ethno music Slovak bands, a festival of environmental movies, days of architecture, an opera premiere, a literary festival, two markets of…

Opinion

More independent thought and self-confidence for Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator has been covering the development of Slovakia for two decades now. On the occasion of the celebration of its 20th anniversary it surveyed its founder, head of the Petit Press publishing house as…

Culture & lifestyle

Bratislava tourists good for little more than a three hour tour

IN THE tourist season, the Slovak capital is frequently visited by tourists, including Austrians, Americans and tourists from Asia alike. But most stay just long enough for a brief guided tour, and coffee break…

Business

EC recommends focus on tax, social policies

THE COLLECTION of taxes, long-term joblessness and the business environment are areas where Slovakia still has much to improve, the European Commission stated in country-specific recommendations issued in mid May.

Politics & society

Fine for child’s death lower than selling goods after sell-by date

WHILE a Tesco outlet in Spišská Nová Ves in Košice region was recently given a fine of €1 million for selling food past its sell-by date, Baumax DIY outlet in Žilina could face a fine worth €200,000 at most if it is…

Opinion

Blog: The state of Services for expats in Bratislava

Many foreigners will tell you that one of the biggest challenges when arriving in Bratislava is arranging for the variety of services needed to start your life in a new country, from renting an apartment, getting…

Politics & society

Several Slovak schools committed fraud to get money for students

APART from “black souls” to draw financing for, Slovak schools used other devices, tricks and frauds that helped them draw money from the state, and taxpayers.

International

Kiska: Slovakia will never recognise Crimea annexation

SLOVAKIA will never recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea, the country’s president Andrej Kiska said after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his official visit to Kiev on May 20.

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Young Slovak scientists succeed at International Science Fair in Pittsburgh

TWO young Slovak students, Martin Holický and Daniel Zvara, have succeeded in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the largest international science competition of secondary school…

Flood in Klieština

Two storms caused damage in Klieština and Hatné, Poprad under flood alert

TWO STRONG afternoon storms on May 20 caused the Klieština brook – which is normally just a few centimetres deep – to overflow and flood local the road, gardens and cellars. 

Dušan Kováčik

Special prosecutor Kováčik skips Gorilla session –- again

THE PARLIAMENTARY committee for defence and security again did not discuss the investigation into the Gorilla case on May 20, as Special Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik did not turn up and Smer MPs subsequently did not…


Some 36,000 Slovaks study abroad.

Many Slovaks still migrate for work

They may be motivated to return.

Living up to promises

MORE than 20 years after the regime change, critical corporate issues still prevent companies in the central and eastern Europe (CEE) region from becoming more competitive,

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír and Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges, from left

States’s share in Slovak Telekom sold for €900 million

SLOVAKIA sold its minority stake in the telecommunications company Slovak Telekom (ST) for €900 million to the German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom after Prime Minister Robert Fico's government…


Before you drink, make a toast.

4 things to know when drinking in Slovakia

Alcohol plays a significant role in the culture of Slovakia, from wine sampling in private cellars to knocking back shots on the morning after a wedding. Some of the local drinking customs, however, could leave you…

Karol Mitrík, new head of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ)

Shame on Frešo; shame on us

There are so many reasons why Karol Mitrík is unsuitable as the new director of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) that this short space will suffice only to scratch the surface.  

Fighting domestic violence

I AM encouraged to see the consolidated efforts now undertaken in Slovakia to fight violence against women and domestic violence. 


Slovak aid to Nepal remains grounded

THOUGH three weeks have passed since the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the government is still struggling to transport six tons of humanitarian aid to the stricken country because Slovak airplanes are not able to…

A-10C Thunderbolts land in Slovakia

FOUR military aircraft A-10C Thunderbolt, known as Warthog or Hog, landed at the Sliač airport in Banská Bystrica Region. Their pilots will attend training with  Slovak soldiers.

Ivan Korčok, Ambassador at the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU in Brussels and Miroslav Lajčák, Foreign Affairs Minister cutting the ribbon (from left).

Lajčák cuts ribbon of new building of Slovakia’s Representation to EU

FOREIGN and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák officially opened the temporary building of the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the European Union in Brussels on May 18.


Levoča altar renovated

Levoča altar has been reconstructed to full splendour

MASTER Pavol was a world-renowned sculptor and carver; his altar in Levoča, the tallest Gothic altar in the world, has been reconstructed after almost three years of work.

Laureates, L-R: Ľubomír Feldek, Viliam Gruska, wife of Alex Mlynárčik and Stanislav Szomolányi

Culture minister awarded Slovak personalities

SLOVAKS to be credited with development of their country’s culture were awarded by Marek Maďarič on May 20 – they received the Slovak Culture Minister’s Prize for 2014.

Children's team (Director Jaro Vojtek third form right) in Beijing

Slovak films get awards abroad, represent at IFF Cannes

SLOVAK films which have proved successful especially in recent the period continue to garner awards, acknowledgements and support internationally.


Miroslav Šatan as the world championship in the Czech Republic, looking into future

Slovakia will host ice hockey world championship

AFTER it hosted the IIHF World Championship in 2011, Slovakia will again organise this ice hockey event in 2019.

Richard Lintner announcing his candidacy

Former player Lintner to run for hockey association presidency

FORMER long-time member of the Slovak ice-hockey national team Richard Lintner is to run for the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZĽH) presidency at the association’s congress next month.

Winner Pf Tour of California, Peter Sagan

Sagan wins Tour of California

PETER Sagan, Slovak racing cyclist, won the Tour of California 2015 on May 17, after a dramatic finish decided by two seconds.