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Searching for ancestors in Slovakia (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

Searching for roots of the family tree is generally getting easier thanks to internet and digitised archives.

Business

Volkswagen has settled the dispute, for now

Sixty Slovak employees of Martin-based plant may return to work.

Business

Firms criticise planned tax package

The new tax package, recently presented by the Finance Ministry, may have a negative impact on the business environment in Slovakia, but the ministry defends the measures.

International

Fico to dine with Putin

The two statesmen will discuss the Nord Stream project.

News

Ex-health minister starts working for firm close to Penta

An opposition MP labels it a conflict of interest and calls for an investigation.

Sport

Kozák introduced players for match against England

Slovak football players will play their first world cup qualification match on September 4.

Culture & lifestyle

Kremnica festival to make people laugh again

The international festival of humour taking place in Kremnica by end of summer is unique in several ways.

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Successful letting of 16,500 sqm warehousespace in P3 Park Bratislava

Modesta Real Estate advised PTG Slovakia s.r.o. on the lease of 16,500 sqm warehouse space in P3 Logistics Park Bratislava.

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Slovak Olympic House has smuggled food

Bryndza, other delicacies, bypassed customs inspections in transit to Rio 2016.

Police end investigation of the fallen lamp

Štefan Harabin still has not received a decision, did not comment on his next steps.

Štefan Harabin

Activists call for scrapping duty to have petition against gambling

The Finance Ministry meanwhile has offered help to search for the missing sheets.


Kaufland, illutsrative stock photo

Kaufland gets another one-million fine

The retailer Kaufland is supposed to pay for repeated transgressions.

Austrian environmental scandal could affect Slovakia

Austrain scandal could influence the talc dispute in Slovakia involving EuroGas AG and Schmid Industrieholding.

E-stickers to help halve toll collection costs

This includes mostly the payments for distributing and printing traditional highway stickers.

Highways in Slovakia could become the subject of strategic orders.

Blog: Slniečkars from all Slovakia, unite!

“How do you translate slniečkar in English?” I ask my Slovak colleague. “Ha! I don’t know what it exactly means in Slovak either.”

Everybody’s problem

While Slovak politics do not match this larger model exactly, the current apolitical government certainly does and the recent collapse of Sieť is playing into the trend, while fuelling anger at politics generally.

Blog: Can small Slovak NGOs help solving global challenges?

A small gesture in the beginning can have a huge impact in the end, especially when workshops and educative tools are used on a weekly basis.


Slovakia will send more soldiers to Cyprus

Other countries are also sending more soldiers to the island.

EP deals with pensioner who lost Slovak citizenship

The State Citizenship Act has deprived more than 1,390 people of their Slovak passports.

Slovak climber dies in avalanche on Mont Blanc

Three climbers, including a Slovak woman, died in an avalanche on the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps.

Slovak mountians have their fatal avalanches, too. Illustartive stock photo

People all over the world meet together at joint hunts of Pokémon creatures.

Pokémon rules Slovak game scene

Groups of fans meet and hunt together for well-known cartoon creatures in cities around Slovakia.

Silence and darkness? Some are ready to pay for it

The darkness is a scary, mysterious, calming place. It attracts people so much that some go there for a holiday.

A robotic sailboat will try to cross the Atlantic

The boat will set off from Newfoundland in Canada towards Ireland.


Matej Tóth

Slovakia wins its first athletic Olympic medal Photo

Race walker Matej Tóth won gold in Rio.

Slovak representation satisfied with the Olympics

Slovakia wins four medals, placing 37th overall.

Fourth medal for Slovakia

Men’s K4 team wins the silver medal in the 1,000m race.