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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.

List of authors articles

French Ambassador: Slovakia is very pro-European

Ambassador Leonzi is talking about President Andrej Kiska's visit to France, economic ties between France and Slovakia, and security measures adopted after the terrorist attacks.20. Jan 2017, at 6:30

French Ambassador to Slovakia Christophe Leonzi

No corruption, no problem

The interior minister says there is no corruption in the highest places in Slovakia. How could citizens not feel offended by his words?12. Jan 2017, at 16:20

You cannot prosecute corruption if it does not exist, says Minister Kaliňák.

EU presidency seen as a success

Slovakia’s first-ever EU presidency took place in unprecedented and turbulent times. Slovakia managed well, although some programme points remain unfulfilled.10. Jan 2017, at 14:29

the Slovak EU Council Presidency

Kiska: Decency is not weakness

The president calls on citizens not to give up on decency, humanity, and tolerance in 2017, and to require those values from each other and from politicians.2. Jan 2017, at 11:07

President Andrej Kiska prepares to record his New Year's address for the public-service RTVS.

Simple wishes in complicated times

The rage, the disappointment and the fear linger. How are we to cope with them in the new year?22. Dec 2016, at 7:50

Lajčák still failing to provide answers to key questions about Evka

MPs reviewing the case requested documents concerning how Evka was selected and who its competitors were. They were left disappointed.20. Dec 2016, at 12:57

Miroslav Lajčák

Watchers expect media freedom to drop

Increasing hostility between politicians and media cited as the main reason.17. Dec 2016, at 14:41

Trust in institutions is key

Courts should be specialised so that they can work faster, says the justice minister about her plans for 2016-2020 term.12. Dec 2016, at 7:20

Lucia Žitňanská

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.

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