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.
The only thing that Fico could have done for Lajčák in Kremlin is the promise that Russia will not veto him.
As the ruling party sheds a senior member, the question of what it stands for remains unanswered.
From departure to return, we are witnessing the birth of new global Slovakia. One Slovak at a time.
I arrived in Slovakia on January 6, 2000, after a whole night spent in the famous “Dacia” express train from Bucharest to Vienna. The streets were quite empty and most shops were closed.
The European dream has always been most threatened by politicians who got stuck halfway from autocracy to democracy.
In Slovak, ‘goodbye sex’ is now what a client-turned-employee of a drug rehabilitation centre does to a 14-year-old girl in his care.
The suspicions of sexual and mental abuse suggest this was not an isolated case.
White majority remains indifferent to horrific experiences of non-white visitors.
Slovakia has been recently tipped off as a country to watch by George Friedman, a geopolitical forecaster.
It gives no one who loves this country any pleasure to see a Slovak leader lumped together with bug-eyed bigots like Wilders and Trump.
The UK will continue to work with its partners overseas to tackle the most important issues of the day.
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…
Bratislava should be a great place to cycle around, and maybe one day it will be. But for now, there are still a few obstacles for the urban cyclist.
There had been a lot of talk about increased focus on preventing extremism when the current ruling coalition was put together.
The Slovak National Uprising was successful morally rather than in military terms. People understood that in a certain moment one can no longer just watch and wait for a satisfactory resolution, that others will do…
Canadian diplomat leaves Slovakia after five years, sums up her impressions.
The story of US-Slovak military cooperation began with the Slovak National Uprising.
“How do you translate slniečkar in English?” I ask my Slovak colleague. “Ha! I don’t know what it exactly means in Slovak either.”
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.