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Opinion

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Business

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

News

Man who abducted the president’s son speaks out

The testimony of the former secret service agent could be of importance in a court process against the ex-spy boss.

ADVERTORIAL

Alarica – new business project in the market of shoes

The difference of the Alarica platform from the other marketplaces is it’s narrow specialization and payment policy.

Opinion

Press freedom is bleeding across our borders

Critical media are always the first targets of populists and press freedom enemies.

Business

Environment Ministry proposes to increase fees for waste landfill

Current fees in Slovakia are some of the lowest in the EU and are not motivating enough recycling.

News

I have met dozens of people possessed by Satan, exorcist claims

An exorcist can help a believer to escape their problems but not to solve them, psychiatrist Hunčík says.

Business

Slovakia is 26th on the Employment Flexibility Index

Higher work surcharges will push Slovakia down.

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Slovakia stopped gas flow to Ukriane is a hoax

Brussels has banned waterproof jackets, Slovakia stops gas supplies to Ukraine

Two recent examples of hoaxes show how “alternative media” manipulate and chase likes on old and distorted stories.

Police confirm the identity of a dead woman from Devínske Jazero

Miroslava Sojáková went missing last week while dog walking close to Bratislava during a river flood, has been pronounced dead.

Police found a body later identified as Miroslava Sojáková

Economic competition was not distorted during EU Council’s presidency

Despite suggestions of media reports, rules of economic competition were not distorted in Foreign Ministry’s orders during Slovakia’s presidency of the EU Council, the Anti-trust Office finds.

the Slovak EU Council Presidency

Illustrative stock photo

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Slovak-Hungarian cross-border Project aims at restoring beekeeping tradition

There will be a beekeeping open-air museum as well as a forest classroom at Topoľčianky.

Ryanair will fly from Bratislava to Paris year round

During the summer season the Irish airline will operate 23 regular routes from Bratislava

Paris

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

Blog: Embrace 2018 with hope and happiness

The week of Silvester festivities was filled with a dizzying array of foods and activities, while I slept in the basement. The Accidental Hotelier reports about the holiday season in Osturňa.

Holiday mood in Osturňa

Zeman is missing

Even if you are someone who liked Zeman for being Zeman, that is not the guy running for president in 2018.

Czech President Miloš Zeman (l) and his Slovak counterpart Andrej Kiska (r) in Bratislava in 2014.

Bratislava

Slovakia declared safe for US tourists

The US Department of State wants to provide travellers with clear, timely, and reliable information.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

Brexit, illustrative stock photo

Drahoš beat Zeman, according to Czech voters living in Slovakia

Czech voters living in Slovakia voted differently than those in the Czech Republic during the Czech Presidential Election.

Czechs voted also at the Czech Embassy in Bratislava, illustrative stock photo

Ancient board game has no parallel in Europe

The game was found in the tomb of a Germanic prince in Poprad.

US director brings Russian bylina to Bratislava Photo

Daniel Kramer, a controversial US theatre director, will soon premiere a co-production with the Flemish Opera in the Slovak National Theatre.

Daniel Kramer... and his Sadko in SND

Walking your dog in Bratislava

Large Bratislava boroughs offer dog parks and plan to open more.

Dog park on Poľná Street

Peter Sagan and his wife Katarína Saganová

Sagan’s son may be baptised by the Pope

The Slovak cyclist is expected to meet with Pope Francis in a private audience. He will gift a bicycle.

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Sagan starts the season off well, winning the People’s Choice Classic Video

The Slovak cyclist is the first foreign racer to win this event since 2015.

Peter Sagan