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Bratislava gets a new public space and park

Zaha Hadid incorporated the area’s only remaining memorial to the industrial age of Bratislava into the project.


Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

Culture & lifestyle

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of SlovakiaPhoto

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.


Bratislava growing highPhoto

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava


Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Culture & lifestyle

Šumiac breaks sweat record: first sauna to be revived

The sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.

Culture & lifestyle

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata?Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.


First Slovak woman crossed the English Channel

Before her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.

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A roof from a building in Bratislava-Rača, during storm on August 10.

Western Slovakia shocked by violent storms Photo

After past similar events in other regions, now western Slovakia, mostly the Bratislava and Trnava regions, were hit by a storm and whirlwind amounting to a cyclone on the evening of August 10.

Gliders dominate the sky above Nitra Photo

The historic planes met for the first time already.

Regional authority stops money for school that warned against fascists

Though there is no obvious link between the criticism and the decision to scrap the subsidy, there are some indications.

Marian Kotleba

Ryanair launches new transfer flights

Passengers an travel from Bratislava to four new destinations.

FinMin changes mortgage support for young people

Amendment would reduce paperwork involved in providing state assistance.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Agrokomplex opens its gates Photo

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.

Peter Kolesár (l) and Ernest de Laminne de Bex of CIDIC (r)

Blog: Moving beyond “moderate innovator”

Peter Kolesár sees all the shortcomings of the current situation in Slovakia, but he remains optimistic about the innovation potential of the country and its future development.

The season to be silly

Andrej Danko says he has had enough of the coalition agreement. The question of the week is: why?

Andrej Danko arrives to coalition council on August 8.

Trump criticised Obama. Now he takes a 17-day vacation

You can tell a lot about a world leader based on how they spend their free time.

Trump waves as he walks down the steps of Air Force One with his grandchildren after arriving at Morristown Municipal Airport to begin his summer vacation at his Bedminster golf club in Morristown, N.J.

Organisers say that 2,000 people attended Rainbow Pride in Bratislava.

Embassies support Rainbow Pride

Such events celebrate the contributions to society by LGBTI persons and affirm respect for everyone.

Slovak cabinet postpones ratification of Istanbul Convention

Justice minister is calling for more conversations on the topic.

Lucia Žitňanská

'Firefighter Attaché' to be appointed at Czech Embassy in Slovakia

Only nine people in the Czech Republic would qualify for the position.

Czech Embassy in Bratislava

Young man finds 4,000-year-old dagger by accident Photo

Only four daggers this old were found in Slovakia until now.

Push your limits and grow

The Duke of Edinburgh Award helps young Slovaks achieve their goals and develop.

Unique discovery proves contact between Great Moravia and Orient Photo

Arabic coin was found at the hillfort of Neštich.

Eight Tatra peaks in 27 hours

The man from Košice ended up before his goal due to health problems.

Richard Zvolánek

Olympic medal winner explains doping allegations

Matej Tóth is waiting for the final decision.

Matej Tóth