Business

Best-selling Citroën to be produced exclusively in Trnava

FRENCH CARMAKER PSA Peugeot Citroën has decided to produce in Slovakia a new model that is expected to become the best-selling one in the future. It has promised that the car will achieve dominant position among…

Politics & society

Transparency International checked expenses of state managers

TRANSPARENCY International Slovensko watchdog asked heads of state-owned companies about their expenses on phone calls and trips abroad. Many keep silent – thus violating the law – and out of those which informed,…

Opinion

Striving against corruption

I AM pleased to see many institutions in Slovakia addressing the serious issue of corruption. According to a 2013 Eurobarometer survey, 90 percent of Slovaks perceived corruption as widespread, compared to an EU…

Culture & lifestyle

Fertile traditions: Slovak Easter egg art

EASTER is one of the few Christian holidays that does not have a fixed date on the Julian calendar. It obeys the lunar calendar, falling on the first Sunday after the full moon, keeping time with the rhythm of…

Business

New procurement law lacks teeth

Opposition, watchdogs believe Smer-backed changes are cosmetic.

Politics & society

Slovakia lacks law on cyber security

IN SLOVAKIA, a law is lacking that would integrally solve the issue of cyber security, the Concept of Cyber Security filed by the Slovak Government Office for comments states.

Culture & lifestyle

Protection for a pot of gold

EVERYDAY prayers in the 17th century included that went “… and protect us from kurucs (anti-Hapsburg rebels) and from labanecs (imperial soldiers), O Lord!”

Business

The most responsible companies in Slovakia awarded

During the Via Bona Awards ceremony for corporate responsibility Slovak President Kiska became part of the music band as a guitar player and singer.

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Politics & society

Corruption & scandals | Education | Military | Roma community

Whips and water: Easter in Slovakia

Easter morning was always stressful for Jarmila Holková. Her father woke her at 6:00 a.m. by pouring cold water on her face, and for the next six hours, young men would come to her flat, drag her outside, douse her…

Students compensated for police shooting

THE CASE of police shooting at a car with students driving down a highway was closed with conclusion of the general prosecution office which investigated the case from 2013 that the police action was alright. 

Cabinet backs civil law re-codification

THE SLOVAK cabinet has backed a proposal by the Justice Ministry to re-codify the civil law. The Code of Civil Procedure, Civil Suit Procedure and Civil Non-suit Procedure shall replace the Civil Procedure Code…


International

Ukraine | European Union
Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russia's Lavrov to talk Ukraine with Kiska

SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska is set to meet Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov when the latter visits Slovakia on April 4.

Ukrainian children visiting Slovak parliament

Ukrainian children relax in Slovakia, present painting to Speaker Pellegrini

CHILDREN from the war-torn Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine who have been accommodated at the parliament-owned facility Častá Papiernička for a recreational stay since March 22, gave an original painting as a gift…

Slovak Deputy Prime Minister for Investments Ľubomír Vážny

European Commission may send experts to advise on drawing EU funds

BRUSSELS should send experts on the drawing of EU funds to advise in Slovakia a meeting between Slovak Deputy Prime Minister for Investments Ľubomír Vážny and European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu…


Business

Energy | Airlines | Automotive | Highways

German retail chain eyes Slovakia

ONE of the biggest discount retail chains, German Hofer, is pondering expansion to Slovakia.

Economy Minister Pavol Pavlis (right) and regional director of Osram for Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary Robert Verbich.

Three new investments may bring up to 1,400 jobs

THREE companies of which two are from the automotive industry are eying Slovakia to place here investments totalling €59 million and create up to 1,400 work places. The Slovak Economy Ministry is holding talks with…

The regions and sectors in which people work matter

Pharmaceutical, IT and utilities are the highest paying sectors in Slovakia, while engineering, manufacturing, and logistics and forwarding pay the lowest below the market average.


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…

Dušan Hanák - Pictures of the Old World, in English

Dušan Hanák’s successful film released on DVD in the UK

WITHIN THE series of Slovak films appearing on DVD in the United Kingdom for English-speaking audiences, the third movie is internationally successful Pictures of the Old World by Dušan Hanák.

Earth Hour in Slovakia

Slovakia participates in World Hour 2015, dominants left in dark

SINCE 2010, Slovakia has also been participating in the global environmental event, Earth Hour. The event that strives to point out light pollution and environmental problems will take place on Saturday, March 28,…


Blog: Customer service experience in Bratislava

LIVING in Bratislava I have heard many stories about the lack of customer service in the city. Many of them I consider are due to cultural differences, but there are a few horror stories that make me wonder if there…

Latest demographic statistics show Slovak population is ageing.

Slovaks need to open up to immigrants

FOREIGNERS can hardly be expected to feel welcome and to happily pay taxes amid flourishing nationalism and hostility -- including towards minorities already present in the country. 

Kosovo celebrated the seventh anniversary of its independence in mid February.

Recognise reality, and Kosovo

WAR and a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing leads to a major refugee crisis.


Slovakia overcame another opponent

THE SLOVAK national football team is still unbeaten in EURO 2016 qualification after its match with Luxembourg on March 27. 

Kozák, Ďurica, Hamšík, Škrtel, Duda (L-R) at the Footballer of the Year 201č awards

Marek Hamšík is Slovak Footballer of the Year 2014

ON MARCH 28, the poll searching for the best Slovak football (soccer) player saw its 22nd year culminating. The Pravda daily and the Slovak Football Association announced that Marek Hamšík (Ján Popluhár Prize for…

Slovak speed skiing record, High Tatras

Slovak record in speed skiing was constituted

SPEED skiing is a special discipline and Milan Bekeš is its pioneer in Slovakia, is striving to make it official. On March 20, he tried to establish a founding Slovak record in the Lomnické sedlo saddleback, the ski…