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Radka Minarechová

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Radka Minarechová began working for The Slovak Spectator in July 2011, after graduating from the journalism department of Comenius University in Bratislava. She covers political news, as well as occasional economic stories, and writes for our special publications.She is also responsible for the information tables that appear in the special publications. Before she joined The Slovak Spectator team, Ms. Minarechová contributed to the Career & Employment Guide and Spectacular Slovakia.

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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

Report: Children placed in care without expert opinions

Findings of Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová reveal several flaws in resocialisation facilities.19. Jan 2017, at 15:50

Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová

RegioJet scraps its IC trains

The state will become the only IC train operator on the Bratislava-Košice route, despite predicted losses.13. Jan 2017, at 6:30

The yellow trains will disappear from the main railway track.

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

Election changes may help extremists

The amendment may not fulfil the expectations of its authors.20. Dec 2016, at 6:30

The 2017 regional elections may be the last to feature two rounds of voting.

Pro bono work as a way to assist NGOs

Free-of-charge aid to NGOs is on the rise, but lack of time cited as the main obstacle.19. Dec 2016, at 6:30

ETP Slovensko has launched several projects to help Roma communities.

Health sector will lack funds

Minister is critical of next year’s budget, medical workers say it comes too late.13. Dec 2016, at 16:55

Ruling on heating a partial success

The verdict still allows heat producers to decide whether people are able to leave the distribution network.6. Dec 2016, at 6:30

Illustrative stock photo
UPDATED: 1. Dec 2016, at 17:51

Non-transparent claims surround hospital

Foundation points to high prices of several procured items, but politicians see political motivation.30. Nov 2016, at 18:44

The new St Michael’s Hospital in Bratislava was ceremonially opened on November 3.

Card readers’ stocks running out

People currently receive the devices free of charge, but this may change in the future.23. Nov 2016, at 16:28

Hospital accused of altering records tops ranking

The ranking does not reflect the overall quality, but only compares medical facilities in Slovakia.16. Nov 2016, at 12:59

The hospital in Nitra

Main highway link to be widened

But more lanes may not solve traffic problems.14. Nov 2016, at 6:30

Traffic jams are an everyday reality for drivers.

Self-employed will pay tax on less of their incomes

The changes may make trade licences more popular, but there are still many obstacles.8. Nov 2016, at 6:30

Illustrative stock photo
UPDATED: 11. Nov 2016, at 15:17

State health insurer reports huge losses

Police called in over past accounting; VšZP says patient care not in danger.3. Nov 2016, at 14:50

GPs should be paid the best

An equal ratio for general practitioners and specialists can help improve the health-care system.2. Nov 2016, at 15:16

Michael Kidd
UPDATED: 8. Nov 2016, at 23:27

Americans in Slovakia vote, lean toward ClintonVideo

Despite big expectations for national politics, a victory by either of the candidates should not greatly impact the life of expats abroad.31. Oct 2016, at 6:30

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas on October 19.

New tax raises mixed emotions

The measure will impact rather Slovak firms.21. Oct 2016, at 6:30

Companies will soon have to pay a new tax.

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