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My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

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Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

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November 17: When freedom came

The November revolution carries the attribute Velvet in Czech, and Nežná (Tender) in Slovak, because no violence was used to enforce the changes.

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Student veterans recall 1989

STUDENTS had crucial roles in the Velvet Revolution as they were the first targets of riot police, organised subsequent protests and helped to persuade the rest of the public to get involved. Onetime student leaders…

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 3 stories from Last Week in SlovakiaVideo

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

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Ecocide! How Slovakia destroys its national parks

Officially, the number of forests in Slovakia keeps growing but satellite shots of the national parks evoke horrors.

International

Planning to settle in Slovakia? You will need to speak some Slovak

Free language courses available for foreigners living in the capital.

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Learning to speak can become a hobby

Communication and organisational skills can be mastered even if you’re not born with them. There is a worldwide club that teaches people how.

Police dissolve a group robbing the state through food imports

The accused group members can spend up to 12 years in prison.

Danko criticised for friendly speech to Russian MPs

While the speaker of parliament spoke in Moscow, President Kiska delivered a speech in the European Parliament. Lajčák says both should have consulted him.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko (l) and President Andrej Kiska (r)

The freight train from China arrives in Bratislava.

First trial freight train from China arrives in Bratislava Photo

The plan is to dispatch as many as 500 such trains next year

Employees should get more for working nights, holidays and weekends

Parliament will discuss surcharges and other work-related measures from the social package at its next session

Bakers criticise the proposed increase of night work surcharges.

In Zvolen, in Nitra, near Brezno, there are billboards in which Kotleba thanks voters for support.

Kotleba and Trump may lead us back to being better citizens

There is no mystery to defeating populism, extremism and stupidity. Democratic systems have built in solutions to people like Kotleba and Trump — elections.

Graver threat than the fascists

The paths to an illiberal democracy are manifold. One of them is also through the victory of “moral hipsterism”.

L-R: SaS' Richard Sulík and OĽaNO' Igor Matovič

Good news: democracy does have an anti-fascist immune response

There are still reasons to worry, but something has changed in Slovakia now that elections have wiped the fascists out at regional level.

Marian Kotleba (L) and his ĽSNS party members, supporters

Jaguar Land Rover plant near Nitra is under construction

A record number of British companies are locating to Slovakia

The biggest British investor in the country is the carmaker Jaguar Land Rover.

Slovakia joins PESCO initiative

PESCO membership will present an opportunity for Slovakia to bolster its defence capabilities

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, centre, poses with EU foreign and defense ministers after signing the notification on Permanent Structure Cooperation (PESCO) on November 13 in Brussels.

Fallen soldiers of World War I remembered in Slovakia Photo

In the Slovak capital and four other cities, the end of World War I and those killed were commemorated November 11.

The commemorative feast on International veterans Day, at war cemetery in Petržalka-Kopčany, November 11.

Visit wine cellars

The tour around Small Carpathian cellars offers not only wine tasting, but also a rich additional programme.

Wine cellar

Give poetry a chance....

The Ars Poetica 2017 festival offers foreign guests as well as local bards, with authors from the UK, Australia/Greece and Nigeria among them.

Titilope Songua

The Ondrej Nepela ice-hockey stadium

Ice-hockey stadium revamp requires €5 million

Adjustments are required by the International Ice Hockey Federation who changed the criteria for holding world championship matches

Slovaks ended the year with a victory Video

The Tuesday friendly match in Trnava meant a farewell to Slovak centre-back, Ján Ďurica, who ended his national team career with his 91st match.

Ján Ďurica leaving the national football team in the November 14, 2017 match.

Slovak Vlhová wins slalom opener at Levi Video

The Slovak skier who surprised everyone last season opens this season with a victory.

Petra Vlhová rejoices after her victory in first World Cup race in Finnish Levi, November 11.