It would be a shame to start the New Year with an entirely negative outlook, so here are some positive predictions.
To see what worries Americans the most, look at how they interpret images from Europe, and vice versa.
With Slovaks concerned about other, real things, Fico has set about inventing fake problems and enemies.
There is good reason for the Slovak capital to think about nightlife as a legitimate contributor to the economic and cultural health of the city.
The beginning of the end: Even Smer’s greatest strategic asset, unity, is splintered as MEPs openly criticise the party’s direction — or lack thereof.
UK is a notable absence as 27 leaders gather to discuss reforms, how to handle Brexit.
Politicians from Central Europe led opposition to the quota policy, which was approved at the European Union level, and now like to point to its failure as proof of their own wisdom. In fact their refusal to…
While Slovak politics do not match this larger model exactly, the current apolitical government certainly does and the recent collapse of Sieť is playing into the trend, while fuelling anger at politics generally.
Slovakia is often noted for its rustic charms, natural beauty, and unpretentious tourism options, but luxury travellers need not be discouraged. Upscale accommodation, dining, and relaxation options are increasingly…
Many young, ambitious and successful people opt not to stay in Slovakia and instead move to Western Europe and the United States, according to a new report released by the IMF.
Many problems have been made worse by this Brexit vote. Far right extremism? More extreme. A divided Europe? More divided. Uncertainty about the economy? More uncertain. Lack of confidence in government? Even more…
If there is any correlation between immigration and employment in Britain, it’s that immigrants actually create jobs for natives.
Voters have ceased to believe that who they voted for in past elections really mattered. People in Austria are united on this, and so are the voters in Slovakia that backed incoherent fringe parties in the March…
The past 89 years have provided plenty of reasons for scepticism, but they have also shown ample examples of humanity’s ability to solve problems collectively.
People repeatedly refer to desire to live in a “normal country”. Slovaks say things like this a lot too, so do Czechs – and this leads to the question of what is a normal country?
Voters are not likely to make a big deal about budget deficits themselves, but the resulting credibility gap does diminish what is already low confidence in the governing class.
Slovakia ranks 12th in the annual global ranking of press freedom; Central Europe fare less well.