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Still looking the other way

Were all these controversies worth it for Lajčák, a man who could have made a career in any top diplomatic body in Europe and beyond, and need never have sullied himself with party politics? Michaela Terenzani ,2. Dec 2016, at 8:35

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák

A vulgar Slovak rules

PM Fico’s “prostitutes” was intended to demoralize progressive part of country Tom Nicholson ,29. Nov 2016, at 9:55

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico

Blog: I Am Because We Are

Today, Slovaks have a lot more power than they had at any other point in history. Perhaps the time has come to look at corruption differently and stop seeing it as something we are passive victims of?Zuzana Palovic & Gabriela Bereghazyova28. Nov 2016, at 14:00

New law should motivate people to report corruption.

A lyricist wants to oust Czech President Zeman from the Castle

There are many similarities between the Czech presidential candidate Michal Horáček and Slovak President Andrej Kiska.David Klimeš28. Nov 2016, at 7:35

Michal Horacek

Winter is coming

America elects Donald Trump, Slovakia’s top sportswoman endorses quack medicine, and the king of ‘New Age conspiracism’ is to visit Bratislava. Are we nearing the end times?James Thomson25. Nov 2016, at 10:35

Donald Trump Trump stands for everything that would harm the foreign policy values that Slovakia holds important.

On prostitution in a post-truth era

Nobody is asking for any profound mutual love between the prime minister and the media. In fact, there is no room in this relationship for any kind of passion; love would be just as dangerous as the hate that burst… Michaela Terenzani ,24. Nov 2016, at 16:37

“Post-truth” is the international word of the year for 2016, according to Oxford Dictionaries.

Blog: The battle of stories: East versus West

If Slovakia is to present itself on a global stage, it must learn to communicate its story to people who know nothing about our country.Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova18. Nov 2016, at 13:45

The Other Slovakia

My bubble, your bubble, our bubble

Like in the pre-1989 times, people seem to have returned to their bubbles, seeking a safe place to share their real thoughts and leave the world outside.Anca Dragu11. Nov 2016, at 14:25

Blog: Pressburg, Poszony or Post-communism - what is Bratislava?

The story of Bratislava is peculiar, but not because of our history connected to Austria-Hungarian empire and Habsburgs but because Bratislava can amaze visitors by its growth and changes it experienced during 20th…Braňo Chrenka11. Nov 2016, at 13:10

Bratislava

Trumpled hopes

Trump is the symbol of a loss of trust in institutions. The fact that he will now sit at the helm of one of the most powerful institutions in the world is a sad paradox. Michaela Terenzani ,10. Nov 2016, at 15:54

The hopes of the feminist movement are trumpled.

Slovakia’s embarrassing Trump club

Both government and opposition leaders channel support for billionaire American xenophobe Tom Nicholson ,9. Nov 2016, at 12:45

SaS chair Richard Sulík

Trump is America's reality

America has nothing to celebrate today, they elected the parody of the American dream. Beata Balogová ,9. Nov 2016, at 8:41

What Trump means for Slovakia

The vitriolic rhetoric that Donald Trump and his like have been engaging in over the past months is not going to go away once the election booths close, regardless of the result. Michaela Terenzani ,31. Oct 2016, at 7:00

Donald Trump Trump stands for everything that would harm the foreign policy values that Slovakia holds important.
Nice Driveway

Time to recalibrate?

The idea that Slovakia is not a rich country is deeply ingrained in the Slovak psyche. But is it true?James Thomson28. Oct 2016, at 11:10

Most Slovaks own the property they live in.

Lex Panama, Slovak style

Even if Žitňanská’s law were to cut the plundering by just by a small fraction, we are still talking about some tens of millions of euros.Peter Schutz28. Oct 2016, at 7:55

Lucia Žitňanská

Blog: Na Slovensku po slovensky

Slovaks are a small nation, international languages are a currency they must acquire.Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova24. Oct 2016, at 13:30

Blog: Global markets at our doorstep

In Slovakia, entrepreneurialism is still stigmatized. Historical legacies frame the entrepreneur as a parasite. Forever greedy, the speculative business owner takes, rather than gives to a vulnerable society.Zuzana Palovic and Michael Jacobsen18. Oct 2016, at 14:30

Bratislava is most attractive city for business services centres

Could Bratislava be a "24-hour city"?

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. Benjamin Cunningham ,16. Oct 2016, at 9:45

Bratislava by night.
The Other Slovakia

Blog: Na zdravie!

To have alcohol producers among the sponsors of a health conference organised by the Health Ministry is a faux pas, as the French would say (with or without a glass of champagne in hand).Anca Dragu14. Oct 2016, at 14:03

Blog: Don’t call me an Eastern European!

What to do with our ‘Eastern Europe’ label? Keep it or ditch it?Zuzana Palovic & Gabriela Bereghazyova14. Oct 2016, at 11:25

Slovakia's €2 coin has won plaudits from numismatists for its design and ease of handling.

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