Slovaks are a small nation, international languages are a currency they must acquire.
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.
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.
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).
What to do with our ‘Eastern Europe’ label? Keep it or ditch it?
If we think the ways of the 1990s are behind us we are mistaken.
The downing of Népszabadság is another blow for media freedom in Hungary, where things that are incompatible with democracy have been happening for a long time.
He said no in the times when it was easier to say yes to the machinery of mečiarism.
Access to healthcare is a fundamental right and yet it is being denied to some EU citizens on an almost daily basis across the bloc.
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.