Opinion

Compassion is no complicated concept

EXPRESSIONS of humanity and compassion do not necessarily need great gestures; they can take the form of a pair of shoes given to a refugee. 

Beata Balogová, 1. Sep 2015, at 18:13
Illustrative stock photo

Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees

SLOVAKIA, a small country of 5 million has been almost untouched by the recent refugee situation in the Mediterranean and the Balkans. 

26. Aug 2015, at 6:30

Blog: Did we manage to change Slovakia for the better in just 24 hours?

24 hours; 621 good folk; €10,528.49 for non-profit organisations – the most successful 24-hour charity run ever.

25. Aug 2015, at 13:28
PM Robert Fico

Double dealing

Beware Slovakia, the Americans are coming.

Benjamin Cunningham, 25. Aug 2015, at 6:00
Andrej Kiska (l) and PM Robert Fico during a discussion prior to presidential elections.

The campaign game

IN THE real world it is common to present evidence supporting a point of view at the same time the point of view itself is presented. 

Benjamin Cunningham, 20. Aug 2015, at 16:45

Safeguarding the nation’s most precious resource

Children are the most precious resource of any nation and safeguarding their interests is an issue of concern to governments and citizens.

19. Aug 2015, at 12:09

Blog: What can we achieve together in 24 hours?

Can Slovakia become a Great Country? We believe it can. 

13. Aug 2015, at 11:33
Sedlo pod Ostrvou in the High Tatras
foreigner in Slovakia

Blog: Behindhand benefits of stairs

A MOM with young kids has bemoaned the lack of elevators in old apartment buildings in Slovakia, losing her sanity many a time on the long trek up to the third floor. But, she finds out, there is a positive result,…

Naomi Hužovičová, 12. Aug 2015, at 13:22
Montreal

CETA: Opportunities for Canada and Slovakia

BOTH Slovak and Canadian entrepreneurs should be aware of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). 

11. Aug 2015, at 12:54

Good politics, bad governance

REFERENDA are the truest form of democracy, but the most important votes in Slovakia, and in most of today’s consolidated democracies, come as the public elects representatives to political office.

Benjamin Cunningham, 6. Aug 2015, at 15:36
Volunteers helped to clean the surroundings of a water tower.
Foreigner in Bratislava

Blog: Getting to know Bratislava – through volunteering

Slovak and international volunteers helped to clean the surroundings one of the oldest buildings in Bratislava on one July afternoon.

4. Aug 2015, at 17:14

Bratislava and Zvolen go green!

The cities of Bratislava and Zvolen are preparing for climate change by adopting green measures to improve the living conditions for their citizens. 

4. Aug 2015, at 11:12

Let's not allow ethnic conflicts to spread in Europe

THIS month the world remembers one of the horrors of Europe’s recent history – the slaughter twenty years ago of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica. The Srebrenica massacre was the…

28. Jul 2015, at 6:07

Slovakia and migrants

FICO’S rejection of refugee quotas hurts Slovakia, not the migrants who don’t want to come here in the first place.

Tom Nicholson, 24. Jul 2015, at 8:09

EU crisis is not about Greece

THE EUROPEAN Union has frequently, and justifiably, faced criticism for its “democratic deficit”. 

Benjamin Cunningham, 23. Jul 2015, at 16:48

Digital revolution supports our growth

We are experiencing a revolution equal in scale to any previous industrial revolution.

22. Jul 2015, at 11:59
Calling a taxi if you don't speak Slovak is quite a challenge.
Foreigner in Bratislava

Blog: Hop on a taxi in the street - and pay more

THE EXPERIENCE of getting a taxi without calling the cab company first probably ranks among the first mistakes anyone new to Bratislava will make.  

21. Jul 2015, at 6:59
Andrej Babiš

Setting a low bar

FOR the second time, a Slovak court has ruled that it is not possible to prove that Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš worked as an agent for the communist-era secret police, the ŠtB. 

Benjamin Cunningham, 9. Jul 2015, at 15:46
For each mother, giving birth is A Major Event.
Foreigner in Slovakia

Blog: Maternity wards have a problem with attitude

Maternity wards in the Trnava and Bratislava regions were recently called out for violations of human rights. Were the claims exaggerated? A mother who gave birth both in Canada and Trnava compares.

Naomi Hužovičová, 7. Jul 2015, at 11:53

The EU-agenda: “Events, dear boy, events”

WHEN asked what is most likely to blow governments off course, then UK Prime-Minister Harold McMillan famously (and reportedly) answered: “Events, dear boy, events”.

1. Jul 2015, at 8:24

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