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Tom Nicholson

About author

Tom Nicholson has been with The Slovak Spectator since 1997. He was appointed editor-in-chief in 1998, and publisher in 2001. After taking a leave from the paper from 2002 to 2004, he rejoined it as publisher and as editor of the SPEX magazine. In March 2007 he left the Spectator to lead an investigative program at the SME daily paper. He continues to cooperate with the Spectator. He holds a master’s degree in history from Queen’s University in Canada, and has worked for the Whig Standard and National Post dailies in that country.

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A vulgar Slovak rules

PM Fico’s “prostitutes” was intended to demoralize progressive part of country29. Nov 2016, at 9:55

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico

Slovakia’s embarrassing Trump club

Both government and opposition leaders channel support for billionaire American xenophobe9. Nov 2016, at 12:45

SaS chair Richard Sulík

Hell in Slovakia

White majority remains indifferent to horrific experiences of non-white visitors.9. Sep 2016, at 9:00

In a black hole - again

It gives no one who loves this country any pleasure to see a Slovak leader lumped together with bug-eyed bigots like Wilders and Trump.7. Sep 2016, at 7:15

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Tragic inspiration: What Slovakia lacks

Farewell tour of dying Canadian musician reminds us how few voices celebrate beauty and nobility of life in our own country.27. May 2016, at 6:42

Gord Downie (left) and Neil Young.

We are eavesdropped on

In a country where an exotic individual like Ivan Lexa can become chairman of the parliamentary oversight committee for SIS, it seems pointless to argue over who should vet the legality of surveillance.17. May 2016, at 11:17

Ľubomír Galko

Pirates of the Caribbean

Tom Nicholson reports from the Bahamas5. May 2016, at 11:00

Entrance gate to Old Fort Bay.
Panama Papers

Money from health insurer could be in BahamasPlus

Daniel Futej earned €195 million from the Dôvera private insurer, but he is not among the richest Slovaks, and may have been overseeing the shares for Juraj Široký.5. May 2016, at 10:59

"Siroky Residence" in the Bahamas.

Fascism in our time

Neither appeasement nor non-engagement can defeat the resurgent far-right.27. Apr 2016, at 13:13

Slovak tax authorities to check on Panama connection

Slovakia-based company Latem Trading was involved in hiding money from tax authorities. They used their account in Privatbanka, owned by Penta, in the process. Tax authorities are looking to audit the company.25. Apr 2016, at 9:03

Itinerant radicals: The case against Schengen

If Abdeslam had had to show his passport on travels across Europe, Paris attacks would have been more difficult to execute8. Apr 2016, at 10:36

Will the Panama Papers affect Slovak politics?

Suspecting politics to be dirty, and having a map of the kleptocracy’s secret hoardings are two entirely different things.5. Apr 2016, at 13:37

A marquee of the Arango Orillac Building lists the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City.

After Brussels: United we stand, divided we fall

Threat of jihadism in Europe demands that member nations share intelligence, not just condolences.29. Mar 2016, at 11:17

Fascists only herald of troubles to come

Rise of Kotleba’s hochstaplers was shocking, but will soon pale beside challenge of managing the state.9. Mar 2016, at 13:48

Protest march in Bratislava.

Our Family and the skeletons in its closet

Contacts between new political party and organized crime a source of concern7. Mar 2016, at 20:58

Election night in the headquarters of Sme Rodina.

The truth about migrants

The advantage of a dog whistle is that people don’t have to say things that would put them in an unflattering light.18. Feb 2016, at 6:35

PM Robert Fico

EU: Two months to live

Top EU official predicts that March summit to fix broken asylum rules will be last chance to save Schengen.26. Jan 2016, at 11:10

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