Opinion

Latest demographic statistics show Slovak population is ageing.

Slovaks need to open up to immigrants

FOREIGNERS can hardly be expected to feel welcome and to happily pay taxes amid flourishing nationalism and hostility -- including towards minorities already present in the country. 

Michaela Terenzani, 25. Mar 2015, at 15:20
Kosovo celebrated the seventh anniversary of its independence in mid February.

Recognise reality, and Kosovo

WAR and a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing leads to a major refugee crisis.

Benjamin Cunningham, 24. Mar 2015, at 6:30
Mikuláš Černák

Will Černák state the truth?

WHAT Mikuláš Černák has experienced is not a change of heart so much as a change of mind.

Tom Nicholson, 18. Mar 2015, at 13:23
Ondrej Dostál

Star EU stinks, but not to police

Striking success of company linked to Czech lobbyist in winning EU tenders goes unexplained after charges dismissed.

Tom Nicholson, 13. Mar 2015, at 7:04

Who needs guns when we have the “férovka“?

Gun ownership has reached a record figure, but Slovaks have better ways of solving disputes.

Tom Nicholson, 12. Mar 2015, at 6:30

Slovakia failing its troubled children

Fear and ignorance of suicide among teenagers is preventing us from helping them.

Tom Nicholson, 11. Mar 2015, at 6:30

What we won’t see this election year

Rarely has a Slovak parliamentary election been less interesting. 

Tom Nicholson, 10. Mar 2015, at 13:54

Still committed to readers

TWENTY years ago this newspaper was created by a group of young Americans looking for an opportunity and challenge all their own. 

Michaela Terenzani, 9. Mar 2015, at 6:30
Marian Kotleba

Truth and consequences

EVEN after putting racism aside, Marian Kotleba is a bad governor. 

Benjamin Cunningham, 6. Mar 2015, at 6:30

The tradition continues

We were around when Slovakia grew into the Tatra Tiger, when Slovaks became ice hockey world champions, when Slovakia joined the European Union and adopted the euro. 

5. Mar 2015, at 11:28
Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič

Why we need the Energy Union

The Energy Union is an ambitious project, but done correctly it will set the EU’s energy policy for the foreseeable future and bring long term benefits to both businesses and citizens.

2. Mar 2015, at 14:22

BLOG: Never too late to start with English

THIS term I got a new beginner – senior group, composed of ladies who are mostly retired and therefore have a lot of spare time for learning something new. We have just completed our fifth week together.

27. Feb 2015, at 9:33
Ján Figeľ

KDH at 25? More a funeral than a celebration

Christian Democrats never found a way to wed pragmatism with inspiration. 

Tom Nicholson, 27. Feb 2015, at 6:44

Global scandals are old news in Slovakia

Three recent international scandals highlight the need for Slovakia to retain individual intelligence capacity.

Tom Nicholson, 25. Feb 2015, at 8:27

Remembering Vasil Biľak for who he was

RTVS story on former communist functionary was not only tasteless, it was a classic example of bad journalism. 

Tom Nicholson, 24. Feb 2015, at 9:06

How to clean up hospitals

MIDDLEMEN with their commissions do bigger harm than doctors who accept gifts.

Tom Nicholson, 23. Feb 2015, at 6:25
Low turnout expected.

A plebiscite of true national importance

Interior Minister Kaliňák was right to refuse to reduce the success quorum on referenda, but the real problem is too many unsatisfied political egos.

Tom Nicholson, 16. Feb 2015, at 7:20
Richard Sulík (in the middle)

FCKIT indeed: Enough of arrogant politicians

Three years after the Gorilla file was published, right-wing politicians continue to prove they aren’t ready to govern.

Tom Nicholson, 12. Feb 2015, at 10:43
Marianka

Referendum was not about helping families

Slovaks have rejected the controversial referendum which stirred negative emotions and divided the society from its very inception. 

Beata Balogová, 8. Feb 2015, at 13:25
Prime Minister Robert Fico

A rough year ahead for Fico

THE YEAR leading up to elections in Slovakia is always especially fascinating as party sponsors shed their remaining inhibitions and ransack public coffers before the music ends.

Tom Nicholson, 6. Feb 2015, at 10:15

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