IN ORDER to avoid endless waiting lines in Bratislava’s Office of the Border and Alien Police, the police called on foreign students to prolong their stay. However, foreigners not speaking Slovak may have difficulty…
INTERIOR Minister Robert Kaliňák will seek the dismissal of the disputable ruling issued by the Supreme Court panel led by Štefan Harabin with which he cast doubt on the Interior Ministry inspection.
OPPOSITION parties have collected enough signatures from MPs to challenge the recently approved legislation on the minimum pension at the Constitutional Court.
ATLE Skaardal, top Norwegian skier visited Jasná in Slovakia, with the International Ski federation inspection, to find the ski resort well-prepared to the world competition.
Cycling enthusiasts have the opportunity to take part in a professional race as more than 170 cyclists are escorted through the streets with a convoy of cars.
DESPITE a load of statements made by Prime Minister Robert Fico criticising sanctions against Russia harming the Slovak economy, the country in fact was not significantly affected by sanctions last year.
BRATISLAVA-based company AeroMobil R&D, which is engaged in the development of a flying car, will be granted investment assistance of nearly €6 million from state coffers towards research and development activities,…
ANDREJ Babiš did not consciously collaborate with the pre-1989 secret service. That is the final verdict in the case of the current Czech finance minister versus the Nation’s Memory Institute.
THE SLOVAK government has not paid much attention to the investigation into the June 19, 2013 police raid in Roma settlement Budulovská in Moldava nad Bodvou. Instead, the government is commenting on events before…
PRIME Minister Robert Fico originally claimed to visit Italy in June to discuss the sale of the majority share in the Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) electricity producer with its majority owner, company Enel.
A PUBLIC protest against the resettlement of migrants in Slovakia took place in Bratislava on June 20, shutting down traffic on the central Hodžovo Square, the main railway station and SNP Square and keeping dozens…
SPECIAL educational needs due to disability will no longer be legally on par with special education based on a socially disadvantaged background, as parliament approved an amendment to the Education Act which also…
THE RICHEST parliamentary party in Slovakia is the ruling Smer, which owns property worth some €9.45 million.
SLOVAKIA enabled a so-called small reverse flow of natural gas east to Ukraine last September, but more recently Ukraine has turned to the European Union with a complaint that Slovakia refuses to use the spare…
SLOVAKIA’S competitiveness vis-à-vis surrounding countries in attracting new investments should rise as the parliament adopted an amendment to the Act on Investments of Significance on June 30.
TEN months after the launch of a €10 million investment project that more than doubled Systemair’s production capacity in Slovakia the new premises were officially opened in Kalinkovo in mid June.
Parading fascists and indulgent PM beg question: who here is “out of touch with reality”?
WHEN asked what is most likely to blow governments off course, then UK Prime-Minister Harold McMillan famously (and reportedly) answered: “Events, dear boy, events”.
The Visegrad Four have faced criticism in recent years for a lack of unity, in particular over the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine. But they appear firmly united on at least one matter – none of them like immigrants.…
British PM Cameron among highlights as talks focus on Russia, energy, migration.
BRATISLAVA belongs to the most popular stag destinations, according to British tourists.
SLOVAKIA’S Visegrad Four (V4: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) presidency expires this month. In hindsight, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák is convinced it was an extremely dynamic…
LADISLAV Chudík, 91, actor and longtime member of the Slovak National Theatre died in Bratislava on June 29.
THE WORLD Wide Knit in Public Day has been celebrated in more than 50 countries in 2015, including Slovakia. On Saturday, June 13, hundreds of “public knitting” events took place, including in Žilina, Piešťany a…
WHILE LAST year, the Eurokontext.sk festival offered drama, ballet and opera spread over almost one month, its June 2015 round comprised 13 performances – of drama only – within one week in the premises of the…
THE PROTEST against the resettlement of migrants in Slovakia which took place in Bratislava on June 20 disrupted the Downhill World Tour Bratislava cycling race.