Curfew will be prolonged. Negative test result will be required for work or trips to nature (FAQ)

Here are some of the answers to questions about the ongoing mass testing.


Why Trump's Twitter ban is no censorship

The solution is to force Facebook to regulate their content more — not less.


Leaving home will be nearly impossible without a negative test

Mass testing, which the government has now branded as screening, starts tomorrow.

PM Igor Matovič

Economic restart after COVID-19 should be green

Slovakia’s plan for using money from the EU’s Recovery Fund, innovation potential and examples of green solutions and the challenge of renovating buildings are among the highlights of the latest Business Focus.

The Velux plant in Partizánske utilises 97 percent of waste from production.
Culture & lifestyle

Roundup: Fairytale app that makes children read

An award-winning design by a Slovak architect and a trip to Zádielska dolina valley. Here’s your latest roundup.

A man wearing a face covering sits in an armchair on the snow-covered Main Street in Košice on January 13, 2021.

Police investigate surveillance of journalist, IPI calls for utmost seriousness

Police launch criminal prosecution after Denník N reporter said she was followed and opposition MP Robert Fico wrote about her private life.

l-r: Head of Let's Stop Corruption Foundation Zuzana Petková, journalist Monika Tódová, journalist Adam Valček, and Xénia Makarová of the Let's Stop Corruption Foundation

Pandemic and migrants put Slovak paramedic's attempt to swim the Strait of Gibraltar on hold

Slovak paramedic Zuzana Jusková is a winter swimmer.

Paramedic Zuzana Jusková hopes to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar very soon.

Gov't promised transparency, deputy PM now proposes to curb it

Critics and coalition partners speak up against the proposed revision to the public procurement law, authored by Sme Rodina minister.

Štefan Holý

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News digest: Schools will remain closed

Scientists fire back at PM Matovič after his harsh criticism. Moderna vaccine has arrived in Slovakia. Austria will close two border crossings with Slovakia on Thursday.

Cabinet agrees on COVID screening

More details will be presented tomorrow.


The elderly will be given preference. Vaccination strategy changes

Health care facilities can now be fined for undue preferential vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination in Slovakia
Bratislava airport

Bratislava will be connected with Stockholm

Regular flights to start already in mid-January.

Forced to a halt, ski resorts are now fighting to survive

Due to the virus, the most important part of the winter ski season is over.

The Ski Ráztoka resort in the border village of Horná Mariková (Trenčín Region) remains closed due to anti-coronavirus curbs.

Flights to the UK and Ireland will be significantly limited until March

On the other hand, Flydubai launches the flights earlier than scheduled.

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Bratislava's Old Town on a snowy night in January 2021.

Bratislava was nothing like Prague when I first came here

Former Fulbright scholar reminisces about his first introduction to the Slovak capital and shows how much it has changed in one decade.

Deputy PM travelled freely from the UK, so did the new strain

The strain first found in southern England now complicates the already complicated epidemic situation in Slovakia. Sme Rodina minister gives an unconvincing explanation.

Matovič government ministers waiting to enter the Presidential Palace on March 21, when the cabinet was officially appointed.

Once you hit rock bottom, the only way is up

Major social media companies suspended Trump’s accounts, but not before at least five people died.


Functionalism that became dysfunctionalism (from our archive)

If one judges architecture by whether people want to call it home, then Petržalka doesn't work.

Tip for trip: Zádielská valley in evening sun

Valley located in the eastern part of Slovak Karst.


New 360-degree photos display the best of Liptov

Photos have been divided into four main categories: water, mountain resorts, valleys and peaks, towns and their cultural monuments.

Illustrative stock photo from Baranec
Petra Vlhová has become Snow Queen of Zagreb.

Vlhová dominates slalom in Zagreb

The Slovak skier strengthens her lead in World Cup standings.

Petra Vlhová ends third in Courchevel

She was defeated by Marta Bassino and Sara Hector.

Slovakia's Petra Vlhová speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France.