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Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

Opinion

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

News

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Business

Kia negotiations stuck

Trade unions have asked for a higher increase in salaries and are ready to strike.

Business

Germans will distribute cars from Nitra’s JRL plant

The state-run freight carrier Cargo did not succeed in its bid, but is still discussing the distribution of suborders with the German firm.

News

Ministry: Law against puppy farms affects honest breeders

The recently passed law, clamping down on puppy farms will have serious consequences for honest dog breeders and state employees.

News

Mihál leaving SaS

Behind his decision is disagreement with the stances of party chair Richard Sulík.

Culture & lifestyle

The street of national monuments

In the past, the area between the modern-day Slavín monument and Palisády neighbourhood was composed of vast vineyards.

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More people leave Slovakia than arrive

About 300,000 Slovaks have left the country in the past 15 years, mostly from far-east regions.

Fewer people support dictatorship

The number of respondents willing to replace democracy is lower than last November.

Stricter sentence for former SNS chairman

Former head of the Slovak National Party (SNS), gets a stricter although still conditional sentence, for drunk driving from the appellate court.

Ján Slota, illustrative stock photo

Illustrative stock photo

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

Energy regulator’s head to have limited powers

The ruling coalition will also confirm plans to create an energy holding.

The coalition parties leaders (l-r): Andrej Danko, Robert Fico and Béla Bugár

500 new jobs to be created

Four companies want to invest altogether €88.5 million in Slovakia.


This is not the monster you are looking for

Slovaks should know better than to trifle with religious freedoms, given their history of totalitarian regimes that have divided citizens into ‘worse’ and ‘better’ categories based on their religious beliefs.

Without passion for truth we will enter a dark era

Fake news opens the door to power for populists and fascists.

Who is the real populist?

There are two essential elements to defining a populist. In other words, true populists meet both criteria.

Far-right leader and candidate for next spring presidential elections Marine le Pen from France (r), and Dutch populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders (l) stand together after their speeches during a meeting of European Nationalists in Koblenz, Germany, on January 21, 2017.

Slovakia has the sixth lowest number of foreigners in the EU

The most common myth is that too many foreigners live in Slovakia.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak

Martin Lipták with the map of industrial monuments in Bratislava.

New map shows industrial past of Bratislava

The first edition of the Slovak-English map of industrial monuments in Bratislava was sold out within two weeks.

Slovak film won Crystal Bear at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Generation Kplus section – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

New rooms accessible in Orava castle

The Oravský Castle was the most visited castle in 2016.

Orava castle

L-R: Slovak Matej Falat compeets against French Mathieu Faivre in St Moritz, February 14.

Slovaks second in downhill World Cup

The Slovak team of four beat over-confident Germany, Italy and Switzerland losing only to France to take the first-ever medal in this competition.

Slovak Fed Cup team beats Italy

The Slovak Fed Cup team surprisingly won over local national team in the Italian town of Forli, even without favourite Dominika Cibulková.

Rebecca Šramková plays against Sara Errani.

Bratislava’s racecourse faces new challenges

The racecourse will get new management.