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Culture minister resigns from post as deputy chair of Smer

His replacement is expected to be elected at the December party congress.

Culture & lifestyle

Peace, joy and good cheer pack a punch in the streets of Bratislava and its regions. Wassail!Photo

As well as the city centre, individual boroughs are hosting Christmas markets this year; the nearby Schloss Hof is offering a Christmas programme too.

Culture & lifestyle

Sledging run opens in the High TatrasPhoto

The sledge track will be 2.5 kilometres long, all the way from Hrebienok to Starý Smokovec.


Slovakia is often disregarded when it comes to EU posts

But the countries of Central Europe need to look for reasons at home, and double their efforts, analyst says.

Culture & lifestyle

Christmas tram gets a brand new look this yearPhoto

Tram decorated as gingerbread house


Slovak floorball players lose to Finland

They are now in a contest for the 5th-8th places.


Blog: Migration and equation of loss and gain

Central Europeans oppose change while Americans find opportunity in it.

Culture & lifestyle

Australian Umbilical Brothers re-visit BratislavaPhoto

The world tour of the Australian Umbilical Brothers duo with their English-language show makes a stop in Slovakia.

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The Maidan protests in Ukraine and ensuing events launched the boom of disinformation in Slovakia.

Propaganda targets Czechs, Slovaks and Hungarians differently

In the Czech Republic, cheap formulas work well while nationalism appeals to the Polish and falsified history to the Hungarians.

Frequently asked questions: Studying in Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator offers the basic information a foreigner needs to know about education possibilities in Slovakia.

Many foreigners come to study in Slovakia.

Kaliňák’s property portfolio under scrutiny due to his transactions with a tax fraud suspect

Following the order of the general prosecutor, the police will also check the property of ex-minister Ján Počiatek.

Ministers Ján Počiatek (l) and Robert Kaliňák

Danes to build a new farm for thousands of sows

Farm expected to be located near Levice.

Illustrative stock photo

Business service centres in Slovakia are growing

Easier immigration procedures and cooperation with schools are important issues.


Dairy-free chocolate mousse.

Blog: Slovak cuisine is boring and unimaginative

There, I said it. Now, before you start sending me vitriolic emails, please finish reading this post.

What kind of European are you?

If you live in Central and Eastern Europe, chances are high you belong to the "hesitant" tribe.

Hungarian and foreign students took to the streets of Budapest to support CEU.

Bratislava, it turns out, is not London

Locating an EU agency in the east would have been a positive signal to the eastern member states.

Canary Wharf in London.

Ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo

British police detain Slovak who made bomb threat onboard a plane

Passengers describe the panic that erupted on the Bratislava to London-Stansted flight when a man proclaimed he had a bomb.

Slovak finance chief fails to become new head of the Eurogroup

Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno has won the race and become the head of the 19-country eurozone

Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kažimír, left, and Portugal’s Mario Centeno

Slovakia promotes the benefits of its membership in NATO and the EU Video

The first series of videos are available on the internet as of Thursday.

Slovak army training.

Slovak made most viral video on Facebook Video

Millions of people in the world watch videos by Michal Krivička, who also films for Hollywood.

Ecological settlement arises under the Tatras Photo

Inhabitants will live in earthen houses and plant 100,000 trees and bushes.

Multipart singing of Horehronie inscribed on UNESCO list Video

The UNESCO committee adopted its decision on December 7.

The performance of the male singing group

Peter Sagan, left, sprints as Britain's Mark Cavendish crashes, during the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race.

Sagan’s crash with Cavendish during Tour de France was unintentional Video

New evidence, including video-recordings, supports Slovak cyclist’s version.

Slovak floorball players continue to ride their wave of success Photo

They defeated the Germans and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Female Slovak floorball team crushes rivals with two-digit victories Video

At the first floorball world championship, Slovak female players are doing even better than expected, beating all other teams in their preliminary group.

L-R: Goalie Shannon Barnes (Australia) vs Šárka Boľová (Slovakia) during the December 3 match of floorball world championship.