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From industrial zone to open skies – world class architecture transforms Bratislava

Modern luxurious buildings flowing into peaceful parkland exemplify the first lady of architecture’s vision of modern living

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Heatwaves to continue in Slovakia over the following days

More than 40 people collapsed due to hot weather on Thursday.

Business

Jourová: Fico not fully informed on all EC’s activities on double standards

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Fico to discuss double quality standards of foods on July 27 in Brussels.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between July 21 and July 30, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.

Business

Analysis: Slovakia lacks competitive tourism

Neither Slovakia nor the Czech Republic are countries in which tourism could be viewed as the bedrock of their economies, an analysis by UniCredit Bank finds.

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Culture & lifestyle

Lúčky folklorists will build a raft this weekend

A three-day event beginning on July 21 will demonstrate the practices and skills of the village’s raftsmen - and rafts woman.

Culture & lifestyle

Lomnický Štít Observatory opens to public

Visitors can see modern solar exploration devices as well as a cosmic ray detector.

Culture & lifestyle

Two travel bloggers showcase SlovakiaVideo

Youtubers give their viewers a sample of the mountains and streets of Slovakia.

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Cursive or block writing?

Ministry gives up idea of teaching pupils one type of writing only, for now.

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Slovak police officers to study English, Russian, and Ukrainian

Police officers from border units in the east of Slovakia and those serving at Slovak airports will be trained in languages.

Doctors have not reached agreement with Dôvera

Outpatient doctors are insisting on more funding for surgeries

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Prosecutor has charged former MP with unlawful killing

Former opposition MP Daniel Lipšic had stepped down after fatal pedestrian crash.

Daniel Lipšic in parliament.

FAQ: Renting an apartment in Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to renting an apartment in Slovakia.

Slovaks contributed €465 million to green electricity producers in 2016

This year the support from consumers will be even higher.

Those harnessing the sun for generation of electricity received the most.

Recreational vouchers may return

Slovakia is far from fully tapping its tourism prospects.


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Blog: Building the organization of the future

Organizations should shift their entire mind-set and behaviors to ensure they can lead, organize, motivate, manage and engage the 21st century workforce, or risk being left behind.

Hello from Devín

Smer has once again proved that (mis)using history is its forte.

The Interior Ministry made sure that buses brought attendees from all around the country.

Blog: Why diversity matters in times of conflict

I recently signed the Slovak Diversity Charter, because we need to recognise that the way we behave towards each other matters just as much as the things that we hear about in the news.

Signing the Diversity Charter.

Andrej Danko

SNS will not support Istanbul Convention

Justice Ministry suggests postponement to ratification of the convention.

Slovaks and a Pole injured on Mont Blanc

They were all on one rope, when the ledge they were standing on broke away.

Scientists have probably discovered the weirdest organism in the world

A small cockroach belongs amongst the strangest creatures people have ever found.

Helmablatta louisrothi

Dinner in the Sky

Bratislavans can again dine in the air

The Dinner in the Sky event returns to the Slovak capital after last year’s premiere.

Students cooked monarchy food

The aim of the project is to get students in touch with other cultures, teach them how to cook and serve their traditional dishes.

Food trends have changed in Slovakia.

Ukrainian caught beauty of Nitra in video Video

The city under Zobor is beautiful also from a bird’s perspective.


Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan: The jury is wrong

Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan complains about impersonal behavior of jury.

Slovak sprinter Volko wins in 200m

Jan Volko set a national record at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Poland.

Ján Volko poses with his medals after winning gold at European U23 Championship.

Quote of the week

“The elbow did not happen.”

Peter Sagan, left, sprints as Britain's Mark Cavendish crashes, during the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race.