The approaching end of the winter and remaining natural gas stocks mean Slovakia looks poised to finish this heating season without any major problems in spite of a renewed Russo-Ukrainian dispute over gas supplies.…
HUNDREDS of people will get a commemorative coin, a scarf and a tie at the events organised during Slovakia’s presidency over the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2016.
BRITISH retail chain Tesco is pondering quitting Slovakia after 19 years and selling 155 outlets, 18 filling stations and two big distribution stores, the Sme daily wrote.
THE KOŠICE District Court acquitted former police officers prosecuted for the bullying of Roma boys that allegedly occurred on March 21, 2009, at a Košice police station.
The Ruthenian minority lives in the east and northeast Slovakia; their origin is not quite clear but it is known that these people arrived in several waves of migration between the 14th and 17th centurie s.
The Energy Union is an ambitious project, but done correctly it will set the EU’s energy policy for the foreseeable future and bring long term benefits to both businesses and citizens.
While Education Minister Juraj Draxler does not have a full four-year tenure to implement his vision for Slovakia’s education sector, he is offering plans that he thinks will push the country forward.
Country comes 100th in global ranking; high income tax and bureaucratic duties blamed.
Anniversaries provide a useful opportunity for reflection.
THERE are several unofficial paramilitary groups running military trainings with non-lethal guns in Slovak forests and Martin Keprta, who used to take part in such exercises, now fights for pro-Russian separatists…
JUSTICE Minister Tomáš Borec can imagine that he will resign unless money for an increase in his ministry’s budget and a pay rise for court clerks are realised.
THE POSITIONS of Banská Bystrica Region (BBSK) and Banská Bystrica Regional Administration of Roads (BBRSC) on the hiring of the BBSK far-right Governor Marian Kotleba's spouse Frederika as the BBRSC official for…
SEVERAL hundred foreign soldiers – mainly from the United States, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria – are due to come to Slovakia for training in the first half of 2015 in a series of more than 30…
SLOVAK Economy Minister Pavol Pavlis had a working meeting with representatives of SPP and Eustream gas companies on February 27. Slovaks do not have to fear potential limitation or complete interruption of natural…
SLOVAK Economy Minister Pavol Pavlis summoned an emergency meeting with heads of the Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP) gas utility and Eustream gas carrier after Russian company Gazprom warned that deliveries of…
DUE to customer demand Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air will open its Košice base as early as June 5, i.e. three months ahead of schedule.
Loss of road tax revenue prompts complaints about potential loss of regional autonomy.
The goverment decided to improve the system of temporary employment via agencies resulting in dispute between unionists, emloyers, government, and the president in the second half of 2014
TWO lion cubs born recently in Bojnice Zoo are doing well. Zookeepers already found out they are a male and a female but they still have not received names.
A US POLICE dog named Sultan was shot dead when pursuing a criminal; he had an official burial attended by hundreds of people.
Three recent international scandals highlight the need for Slovakia to retain individual intelligence capacity.
THIS term I got a new beginner – senior group, composed of ladies who are mostly retired and therefore have a lot of spare time for learning something new. We have just completed our fifth week together.
Christian Democrats never found a way to wed pragmatism with inspiration.
SLOVAN finished this year’s season, and probably its last performance, in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with a loss against Jokerit Helsinki.
SLOVAK football (soccer) player Adam Nemec scored a goal in the last preparatory match of his new employer, FC New York City, against Charleston Battery within the Carolina Challenge Cup, with a final score of 3:0.
SLOVAK skier Veronika Velez-Zuzulová ended up second in the February 22 slalom of the World Cup series in Maribor, Slovenia.