Modern HR solutions and a healthy labour market

Prior to making a key decision in life, like choosing a university or taking a job certainly is, Miroslav Garaj, Country Manager of Grafton Recruitment Slovakia recommends sitting down, taking a sheet of paper, pen…


NATO approved headquarters in Slovakia

NATO greenlighted the creation of two logistics centres on the eastern EU border, one in Slovakia and one in Hungary, during its October 8 meeting in Brussels.

Politics & society

Kiska: Slovakia's lack of solidarity is a failed policy

SLOVAKIA’s foreign policy has failed, President Andrej Kiska said during a speech in parliament October 7. The country’s main foreign policy stakeholders, the prime minister and the foreign minister, however, did…


New mobile provider launches operations

THE LIST of items available at the post office expanded in early October. In addition to envelopes, stamps, books, CDs and various gifts customers can now buy a phone and a SIM card for the country's newest mobile…


Theatre Festival Connects V4 Countries through English

Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. All the four Visegrad countries will get together on the 15th and 16th of October, 2015, on the stage of the Culture House in Pezinok, which will host the 1st year…


What do we fear most?

Sometimes fear is tailor-made for an individual. Then there is fear that seizes the masses and it mainly suits politicians. Such fear rarely turns a country into a better place. It breeds anger and frustration. 


Košice-Bristol route opens on October 10

HUNGARIAN low-cost airline Wizz Air is to launch a new link between Košice and Bristol in the UK. 

Politics & society

Pictures on cigarette packets to discourage smoking also in Slovakia

New legislation aims mainly at protecting adolescents who have not yet begun smoking. 


Refugee fled from Africa by orchestrating fight with famous Slovak boxer

HAMZA Wandera professionally fought for Uganda's national boxing team until government officials found out that he has been violating the law for a long time – he is gay. 


Cabinet approves draft budget

SLOVAKIA’S deficit should amount to 1.93 percent of GDP next year, down from 2.74 percent planned for this year.


UNYP Graduate ‘Takes the Next Step’ – Launches Designeros

Nela Sotonová is an accomplished young woman with more than a handful of experiences.  At just 28, she speaks seven languages, has won investor funding for her start-up, Designeros, in Silicon Valley, lived in…

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STU is strong in research.

Two Slovak universities make it to World Rankings

TWO SLOVAK UNIVERSITIES have been included in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015/16. The Slovak University of Technology (STU) Bratislava and Comenius University (UK) Bratislava ended…

Marcle Forai, VšZP head

Parliamentary committee will not scrutinise Forai, NKÚ to look into his case

THE PARLIAMENTARY Committee on the Incompatibility of Functions will not deal any further with the conflict of interests of the former head of the VšZP state-owned health insurer, Marcel Forai. Members of the…

Slovakia reports more cases of pertussis and syphilis

THE NUMBER of pertussis and syphilis cases is on the rise, similar to the number of deaths caused by drinking too much alcohol.

Firms leave Apollo business centre because of building’s stability

THE OWNER of the Apollo Business Center 1 (BBC1) building in Bratislava started reconstruction works to eliminate problems with the building’s stability. Those works resulted in some firms leaving the place, the…

Courses in beauty services are popular.

State re-qualification programme has produced mixed results

Public funds for retraining workers
leads to a job 
in one-third of cases.

Tesco in Zvolen

Tesco received fifth fine worth a million

TESCO Stores, a.s. (UK) has received another fine of €1 million from the State Veterinary and Food Administration (ŠVPS) over shortcomings discovered during a food inspection carried out on October 25, 2014, in…

The success of cyclist Peter Sagan has made the sport more popular in Slovakia.

Blog: Six reasons Sagan is a champion

I tend to be rather skeptical of professional athletes, considering them overpaid and over valued. But here are some reasons that Sagan seems like a genuinely good guy.

Dutch Ambassador Richard van Rijssen

New engines for the economy: the case for SMEs

The economy of the future will partly come from smart nerds in messy garages, coming up with bright ideas. 

PM Robert Fico

Blog: What a difference a month makes...

As autumn draws on, fear stalks the land. 

Prime Minister Robert Fico

Fico: I have not changed my mind about the lawsuit

THE SLOVAK government has not seen any shift that would have moved it to change its mind concerning its intention to file a lawsuit against the mandatory immigration quotas passed at a meeting of the European…

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Slovakia will temporarily house 250 refugees

ALTOGETHER 250 refugees will come to Slovakia within the humanitarian transfer for six months.

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NATO liaison team will be created in Slovakia

NATO Force Integration Units will be created in Slovakia next year and housed in barracks in the Bratislava borough of Vajnory.

Polyglot Vladimír Škultéty

How a youth from Košice has learned 19 languages

ONE very popular viral video on the Internet was seen by 400,000 people in three months. It does not show a typical “viral” scene, like, for example, Donald Trump running around naked. Rather, in it a young man from…

Andrej Dúbravský: Rural Desires (artist will give a guided lecture on Oct 9, at 18:00)

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between October 9 and 18, including many festivals (of visual art, literature, film, world music, development aid, foreign and minority cultures), animal shows, a lot of jazz,…

Drum-circle for all fans, beginners as well as advanced.

World music festival brings stars to Bratislava

WORLD of the Drums is a festival of percussions and world music that does not have a long history, but has been improving and expanding during its time, winning more and more fans each year and bringing also some…

Winner Kosgei finished his Košice marathone.

Košice marathon saw record participation, Kenyans dominated

THE OLDEST marathon in Europe, International Peace Marathon (Medzinárodný marathon mieru, MMM) took place for the 92nd time on October 4. A record 1,735 runners competed, with the total number of all runners in all…

Rebeka Martinkovičová fights for her medals.

Slovak arm wrestlers Martinkovičová, Debnárová become world champions

SLOVAK arm wrestler Rebeka Martinkovičová won two gold medals at the 37th World Arm-wrestling Championships 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Workout – back to the Street

MANY bodyweight exercises originated in ancient civilisations where they were used for Army training; street workout aims for something similar.