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Opinion

Coronavirus aid to help businesses catch their breath

Slovakia's government has finally started dealing with the economy.

Last week brought more measures aimed at pensioners but also opening of selected shops.
News

Coronavirus updates from Slovakia: Flights cancelled until Easter

Check out the recent reports on the coronavirus situation in Slovakia from March 27-29.

A vending machine in Prievidza now sells masks.
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Opinion

As COVID-19 cases increase, so does displaced blame

Political leaders can only resort to the blame game a limited number of times.

Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro.
News

Slovaks developed an alternative to lung ventilation

The device can help in emergency times.

A team of Slovak scientists designed an alternative to artificial lung ventilation.
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Sport

Sagan was a winner the moment he began to pedal a bike

I enjoy my life, says the star of the cycling world.

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Business

How the state plans to help companies and the self-employed

The government has presented its first economy aid plan.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger.
Opinion

The evidence based education reform of the Learning Makes Sense initiative

An extensive analysis of the current state of the education system in Slovakia by the To Dá Rozum initiative provides the data for a unified vision and specific recommendations on how to improve it.

The 2018 TALIS study shows young people are not interested in becoming teachers.

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Testing the samples at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Slovakia has 22 new coronavirus cases

The total number of cases is close to 340.

Slovakia agrees with wearing masks and would tolerate a curfew

The recent Focus poll suggests most people in Slovakia are satisfied with how the government is managing the coronavirus crisis.

Railway station in Košice

15-year-old researcher: Slovakia is far behind other countries in aerospace research

Jakub Nagy has invented the picoballoon. What is it and what is it good for?

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PM Igor Matovic leads his first cabinet session.

Economic measures in time of the coronavirus

Take a look at the measures that the government has introduced, pending cabinet and parliament approval.

PM Igor Matovič and President Zuzana Čaputová

Ordinary PM has to cope with extraordinary times

Matovič rains on Pellegrini’s final parade: All we found was empty shelves.

We are suited to thrive in difficult circumstances

Shared hardship is often, counterintuitively, good for mental health.

Bratislava's SNP Square was packed in 2018. Today, it's a desert

Responsibility drew masses to the squares two years ago, now it dictates people should not gather.

SNP Square in Bratislava in March 2018 versus now (March 2020).
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Man at work sign is one of Bratislava's most popular landmarks

Most tourists don't leave Bratislava without a picture with the iconic Čumil.

Air at Štrbské Pleso is 29 times healthier than in Bratislava

Experts examine the number of solid nanoparticles in the air.

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Ancient coins in the east, “Rubberneck” in the west

Read a roundup of travel and culture stories for March 23-29, 2020.

Tourists climb up a ladder in the national park Slovenský raj.
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Archaeologists unearth treasure in Obišovce

It was probably hidden by a priest who told no one it was there.

How popular is Yogi in Yellowstone National Park?

Go on an adventure promising wild moments, including a selfie with bison.

A hot spring in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Lana Del Rey and Friends. America makes students’ wishes come true

Mária and Patrícia embraced American culture in summer 2019.

Two women sit on a bench opposite an ice-cream parlour in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, USA.
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Petra Vlhová after winning the giant slalom at 2019 Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden.
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Petra Vlhová is a ski celebrity but remains an ordinary girl

The Slovak skier is a world champion and has two World Cup globes.

How does the football business in Slovakia work?

The football business in Slovakia resembles a black hole.

From left to the right: Ivan Kmotrík Jr. of Slovan Bratislava, Jozef Antošík of MŠK Žilina, and Róbert Rybníček of AS Trenčín.

Blog: How to cycle across Europe

Briton Graham Norton cycled along the Camino de Santiago and over the Pyrenees before settling in "exotic" Bratislava.

Graham Strouts cycling the Camino de Santiago.