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Michaela Terenzani

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Michaela Terenzani was appointed editor-in-chief in 2015. She started writing business stories for The Slovak Spectator as a freelancer in March 2007. She has been in charge of the student section, Spectator University, since October 2007 and currently covers the political news. Ms. Terenzani received her bachelor degree at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Trnava in 2006. During her studies she spent a semester at the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus. In August 2007 she was awarded an HSP Huygens scholarship by the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Science, which enabled her to do an MA programme in Euroculture. In her studies she focused on nationalism, collective memory, mythology and communication. In 2009, Ms. Terenzani received a joint MA degree in Euroculture from the University of Groningen and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

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Mečiar amnesties condemned, but still effective

The parliament will vote to scrap the amnesties, but the opposition proposal is not expected to gain the necessary 90 votes in the second reading, due to lack of support from Smer and SNS.7. Dec 2016, at 15:03

Vladimír Mečiar has reason to celebrate.

Still looking the other way

Were all these controversies worth it for Lajčák, a man who could have made a career in any top diplomatic body in Europe and beyond, and need never have sullied himself with party politics?2. Dec 2016, at 8:35

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Surveillance bodies and MPs to look into Hlávková's allegations

“Young people must have the decency and the self-confidence to stand up when they see that the state is failing,” President Kiska said about the whistleblower.30. Nov 2016, at 16:17

Whistleblower Zuzana Hlávková and her former colleague Pavol Szalai who supported her claims.

On prostitution in a post-truth era

Nobody is asking for any profound mutual love between the prime minister and the media. In fact, there is no room in this relationship for any kind of passion; love would be just as dangerous as the hate that burst…24. Nov 2016, at 16:37

“Post-truth” is the international word of the year for 2016, according to Oxford Dictionaries.

Fico “prostitutes” outburst prompts concerns

Media professionals condemn prime minister’s statements.24. Nov 2016, at 11:17

PM Robert Fico (l) and Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Ex-employee points to overpriced presidency-related orders

The shadow of manipulated and overpriced public procurement looms over Slovakia’s EU presidency after a former ministry official spoke out about suspicious practices. The ministry dismisses the allegations.23. Nov 2016, at 18:21

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Trumpled hopes

Trump is the symbol of a loss of trust in institutions. The fact that he will now sit at the helm of one of the most powerful institutions in the world is a sad paradox.10. Nov 2016, at 15:54

The hopes of the feminist movement are trumpled.

Matovič faces discipline for statements about Holocaust

Parliament’s Speaker accuses him of defamation of nation, aims to make racist statements in parliament a crime3. Nov 2016, at 12:19

Igor Matovič

What Trump means for Slovakia

The vitriolic rhetoric that Donald Trump and his like have been engaging in over the past months is not going to go away once the election booths close, regardless of the result.31. Oct 2016, at 7:00

Donald Trump Trump stands for everything that would harm the foreign policy values that Slovakia holds important.

Kočner is behind charges against Lipšic

The prosecution has confirmed that criminal charges have been filed against Lipšic and Grendel. They are based on a criminal complaint from tycoon Marián Kočner.20. Oct 2016, at 14:23

Marián Kočner

More overpriced CTs pop up in northern Slovakia

Žilina regional government ordered CT devices for its two hospitals in 2011, disadvantageous conditions of the transaction alleged.19. Oct 2016, at 17:14

Juraj Blanár

Pulitzer laureate: We need to pay attention to climate change nowVideo

Deborah Nelson, who won her Pulitzer Prize in 1997, has been reporting on environmental issues throughout her career. Her major report for Reuters, Water’s Edge, was published in 2014 and put a new perspective on…17. Oct 2016, at 6:40

Deborah Nelson received the Pulizer Prize in 1997.

Kováč passes, but his struggle continues

If we think the ways of the 1990s are behind us we are mistaken.13. Oct 2016, at 15:57

Michal Kováč sworn in as president, March 2, 1993.

Religion is not an issue with integration

Germany’s past experience shows that refugees on principle want to return home and do so as soon as their home country is safe again, says Ambassador Joachim Bleicker, the German envoy to Slovakia as of this August.7. Oct 2016, at 6:30

Ambassador Joachim Bleicker

Strike looms as gov't says no to more hikes for teachers

The contours of a strike are nearing, says the head of school unions after meeting the minister. “Basal March” of teachers is planned to take place in Bratislava this Friday.6. Oct 2016, at 8:56

Prime minister and education minister, wake up!

Smer is in an Identity crisis

MEPs openly say their party is not what the 21st century social democracy should be, but party leadership disregards their criticisms.28. Sep 2016, at 12:48

MEPs Boris Zala and Monika Flasikova Benova.

Lipšic gives up his mandate

By the end of the month the opposition MP will no longer sit in the Slovak parliament. His resignation comes after he was involved in a tragic road accident.22. Sep 2016, at 18:59

Daniel Lipšic announces his decision to resign from parliament.

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