A society without journalists will more easily follow the calling of autocrats, liars, charlatans, and dictators.
Slovaks love titles, plenty of them, both in front and after their names, which creates comical situations, especially for foreigners who are not used to them.
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.
Neither appeasement nor non-engagement can defeat the resurgent far-right.
A new party will emerge, but it must deliver on the expectations of voters who demand practical results, here and now.
Slovakia ranks 12th in the annual global ranking of press freedom; Central Europe fare less well.
“Slovakia” just rolls off the tongue when you were used to saying, “Czechoslovakia”, but what did you leave behind for your friends next door?
Among the stranger aspects of life in Slovakia – along with the whipping of womenfolk at Easter, the ubiquity of notaries, and those curious outbreaks of civility that one encounters only upon entering and leaving…
The Dutch EU Council presidency is an opportunity to show Europeans the bicycle as a healthy and sustainable means of transportation with a place of its own in urban mobility.
Even if Plavčan had great ideas, could Slovaks really forgive him and those who chose him for the job for their lack of respect to laws and morals as demonstrated in the past?
In four years’ time, if this government makes it through the whole term, people must feel that they live better, not based on rankings, but based on their satisfaction with work and reward.
If capital can move freely between companies and across borders, people must be able to do the same.
If Abdeslam had had to show his passport on travels across Europe, Paris attacks would have been more difficult to execute
What can readers find about Slovak businessman and the paper’s owner Andrej Babiš in Hospodárske Noviny (HN); or rather – what can they not find?
The United States has paid its own high economic and societal price from segregation. Our experience may help other countries dealing with these difficult issues.
Suspecting politics to be dirty, and having a map of the kleptocracy’s secret hoardings are two entirely different things.
Like it or not, this is where Slovakia stands in 2016 – and the government reflects that.
Neo-Nazis choose their enemies easily, like a medieval inquisitor. It might as well be you.
Two weeks after parliamentary elections I went to Revúca to test some of the hypotheses explaining the election results. I wonder how many of the 17 percent of locals who voted for the party of the regional governor…
First most people ignored them, later they downplayed them, and in the end it had to yield to them in surprise