Culture & lifestyle

Classical music a draw for tourists

THE CLASSICAL music heritage of Vienna allows it to draws tourists from all around the world. Now, Bratislava is looking to do the same and the recent launch of the Bratislava Goes Classical website is now the focal…

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners recite Slovak poem

AS PART of efforts to draw people to the April 23-30 Fjúžn festival a group of foreigners recited the Slovak poem ‘Mor Ho!’ (Crush Him!) in a video invitation. 

Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between April 17 and May 3, including  rock concert, a jazz evening, glass exhibition, historical train ride, and more.


A liberating experience

WILL he or won’t he? As of press time we have no idea whether Prime Minister Robert Fico will attend the May 9 celebrations in Moscow meant to mark the end of World War II.

Politics & society

Roma leader gets prison time for vote buying scam

ONE LEADER of the Roma community in Veľký Meder, a town in the Trnava region, Štefan Faton will spend eight months in prison due to buying of votes in 2014 European Parliament election. His daughter-in-law Slávka…


Uranium deposit not to be probed

NO GEOLOGICAL survey will be carried out at the uranium deposit in the Kurišková area near Košice for now.


Fico seeks to blame Figeľ for Váhostav

Growing scandal shakes up parliament as opposition threatens walkout.

Politics & society

More Slovak music on radios proposed

THE SHARE of Slovak music broadcasted on private radio stations in Slovakia should be at least 20 percent a month as of next year, and at least 25 percent a month as of 2017. In the public-service broadcast it…

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Politics & society

Education | Corruption & scandals | Military | Roma community

Slovaks do not command English, survey shows

THE ABILITY of Slovaks to comprehend English is poor, which is related to the quality of English language teaching at schools. 

Dobroslav Trnka

Disciplinary committee again strips Trnka of prosecutor position

THE FIFTH disciplinary committee of the General Prosecutor’s Office at its April 15 session stripped former general prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka of his job.

Ján Figeľ wants KDH to capture 20 seats in parliament.

Smer initiates recalling KDH’s Figeľ over Váhostav scandal

THE RULING Smer party moved to recall the chairman of Christian-Democratic Movement, Ján Figeľ, as parliamentary deputy speaker April 15.


Energy | Airlines | Automotive | Economics Highways
Air transport in Slovakia still has room to expand.

Mixed results in Slovak air travel

THE TWO biggest airports in Slovakia, in Bratislava and Košice, saw opposite developments last year. While air traffic stagnated in the capital, Košice was one of the five fastest growing airports in Europe last…

Law against shell companies is empty

THOUGH the government adopted the amendment to the law on public procurement, which should prevent shell companies from doing business with state, the law seems to be toothless.

The Košice plant of U. S. Steel

U. S. Steel announces changes in top management

U. S. STEEL   announced two management changes at its European and North American operating facilities April 15. Scott Buckiso has been named vice-president of European Solutions and president of the U. S. Steel…

Philip Kerr

BLOG: Philip Kerr: ‘There’s no ‘single’ way of learning language’

Philip Kerr, a Vienna-based teacher trainer, lecturer and materials writer, the author of publications such as Straightforward and Inside Out and Translation and Own-Language Activities, is the first speaker at the…

Sig Gissler, the administrator of Pulitzer Prizes, delivering his speech in Bratislava.

A lifelong affair

NEWSPAPERS are forming their authors just as profoundly as journalists are shaping the media they work for.

Humble beginnings led to the paper’s tenacity

An inside look at the early days of Slovakia’s English-language newspaper.


Ukraine | European Union
Pope Francis (E) meets Bezák (L)

Recalled archbishop Bezák visited the Pope

POPE Francis I on April 10 received former Trnava Archbishop Robert Bezák. The audience was long wished for by the latter, and supported by his previous meeting with the Pope during a wider general audience at the…

Ján Mazák

More Slovak candidates for Strasbourg have been elected

MEMBERS of the Judicial Council have already decided about the fourth list of potential judges proposed to represent Slovakia at the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) on April 13.

Dušan Chrenek (L) during the visit of EU Commissioner Corina Cretu.

EC representative: Slovakia can get €20.3 billion from EU budget, gives only 6.8 billion

SLOVAKIA  can get as much as €20.3 billion from the European-Union budget for 2014 to 2020, while contributing about € 6.8 billion, head of the European Commission (EC) representation in Slovakia, Dušan Chrenek,…

Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events | History talks | Cooking with ambassadors
Easter traditions in Slovakia.

Culture Shock: Slovak Easter traditions can bother unwilling women

As a native-born Slovak, it never occurred to me that there was anything striking about the way we celebrate one of the biggest of all Christian festivities, Easter. The suspicion that there was something peculiar…

Famed migrating eagle Anička Europe-bound

FAMED Slovak eagle Anička, whose daily life has resembled a soap opera in recent years, is en route to her home country. She stayed in Uganda for an extraordinary long time this year, probably because of bad weather…

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UNICEF hot air balloon to fly in Slovakia

FLYING High for Kids is a project aimed at helping people acknowledge the global events and to support the UN's Children Fund, UNICEF, in its struggle for supporting the rights of children.

The winner, Joel Maina Mwangi form kenya, finishes the race.

Foreigners – from Kenya and Hungary – won the Devín - Bratislava

THE WINNER of the 68th year of the National Run Devín – Bratislava on April 12 was Kenyan Joel Maina Mwangi, while the best Slovak was Jozef Urban on placed four. The fastest woman on Sunday was Hungarian Zita…

Čelko tower-running in Bratislava

Eighty runners participated in tower-running race in Banská Bystrica

BANSKÁ Bystrica’s tallest building, Europa Business Center, played host to the first round of the Slovak Tower-running Cup 2015 on April 11. Similar events have previously been held only in Bratislava and Žilina,…

As many as 1,600 have already registered for charity run

BRATISLAVA will again hold the second year of the international charity event Wings for Life World Run, which is slated for May 3.