Politics & society

UPDATED: Nurses ready to strike compromise, Fico refuses

NURSES and midwives who filed resignations recently agreed with the proposal made by Prime Minister Robert Fico whereby they were urged to go back to their jobs.

Opinion

Riding the carousel

THE TRUTH is important and the recent allegations that connect both the interior and transport ministers to a massive tax fraud scheme have not been proven.

Politics & society

President will not appoint constitutional judges before election

SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska will yet not appoint the candidates for judges of the Constitutional Court (CC). He confirmed this in his February 4 address to the CC at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava.

Sport

Slovakia lost to Australia in Fed Cup’s first duelPhoto

SLOVAK female tennis team met Australia in the first round of Fed Cup, February 5 to 7. In the 2nd group, Slovakia had a well-balanced team but thanks to Samantha Stosur who stood out among Australians, it lost 2:3.

Culture & lifestyle

Ice sculpting competition visited by 22,000 peoplePhoto

THE UNOFFICIAL world championship in ice sculpting that took place on the last weekend of January in the High Tatras attracted 22,000 people.

Opinion

Blog: Then I felt like a doctor who lost a patient

Helena does not have any academic title before or after her name. She is a Roma healthcare assistant. She belongs to my “other Slovakia” – the open, enthusiastic, and daring one.

Culture & lifestyle

SNG under reconstruction, finallyPhoto

The resulting premises should become a sort of cultural centre in downtown Bratislava just next to the Danube river, connecting the national gallery with the street life of the capital.

Politics & society

Slovaks stand behind the strikers

The tense situation among nurses and teachers and the government on the other side may worsen the outcome of the ruling Smer party shortly before the upcoming general election.

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Teachers wrote letter to Juncker Photo

TO INFORM about the current state in the Slovak education sector, the Initiative of Slovak Teachers (ISU) has sent a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioner for…

Quote of the Week

“What is it? We file a complaint for what?”

Health Minister Viliam Čislák

Nurses walk out

SEVERAL Slovak hospitals found themselves without qualified nurses in their key departments on February 1 as the termination notices of 540 nurses kicked in.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovaks develop as well as play mobile games.

Slovak app developers play the global market

Location no longer a limit on launching products, but language still is

Bank fees targeted again

Free and €3 bank accounts part of the second social package.

Bank clients can have accounts for no monthly fee.

Slovaks prefer to work in IT, trade and industry

SLOVAKS would most like to work in companies dealing with IT and telecommunications, trade, and industrial production and construction.

Job search, illustartive stock photo.

Music Bar Priatelia bouncers

Blog: International community reacts to racist remarks

Instead of the usual resignation, we are seeing an incredible reaction by the international community living in Slovakia and support from Slovaks who protested against racism in a bar in Bratislava.

It matters whether children are in the hands of a frustrated teacher

The school and teachers are strong archetypes which surface in our dreams even years after we left the classrooms.

"I like going to school."

Gov't ignores chance to upgrade energy sector

Monopolistic business interests and state intervention prevent investment in renewable energy sources, improved efficiency and smart grid technology. They block the country from accessing free money that would make…


Environment Minister Peter Žiga

Minister Žiga: Slovakia defends ban on water exports

SLOVAKIA will mount a thorough legal defence against a Polish firm's complaint about the ban since 2014 in the Slovak Constitution on water exports other than in consumer packaging and for humanitarian ends,…

Kidnapped boy stuck in Italy

An 8-year-old Slovak boy abducted by his father two weeks ago has been placed in a facility in Italy waiting for authorities to decide about his fate.

210 more children were born in 2014 compared to the previous year

€5.3m allocated to migration crisis solutions

SLOVAKIA will provide €5.3 million to solve the causes and impacts of the migration crisis.


1st Slovak Pub in Bratislava

Foreigners: Top 10 bars in “Bartislava”

THERE are several commodities, activities or services that can lure tourists to Slovakia. One of them is having a beer in a cosy pub or bar in its lively capital, Bratislava.

Bratislava: Many people want ‘Old Bridge’ to retain its name

The municipality is searching for a new name.

The new 'Old Bridge' in Bratislava.

Artists spraying communist leader's bust tried

THE BUST dedicated to former communist leader Vasil Biľak was unveiled in his native village of Krajná Bystrá on February 21, 2015, a year after his death.


Lukáš Csölley and Federica Testová

Top skating event ended with success Video

Bratislava may apply for hosting the world championships.

Slovak tennis player won Australian Open Photo

A SLOVAK tennis player in the junior category, Tereza Mihalíková, won the doubles at the Australian Open with Anna Kalinska, while also making it to the finals in singles.

Slovak Mihalíková (L) and Russian Kalinska won the junior doubles at Australian Open.

Hamšík in pursuit of Maradona

Marek Hamšík, captain of the Slovak national football team, is in great shape this season, not only in the national kit, but in his club SSC Napoli as well.

Marek Hamšík