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Owls indicate spring is coming

Male owls lured by bird calls fly in to take a look at the intruder.

Long-eared owl

Murder of journalist: We need to see indictments of masterminds soon

International journalists’ organisations are “cautiously optimistic” after meeting investigators of the Kuciak murder.

Ján Kuciak

Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová were murdered one year ago (timeline)

These are the notable moments of the first year since the murder.

Paying tribute to Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

Martina Kušnírová: Who was she?

Ján Kuciak's fiancée believed in justice. At the same time, she was like anyone else, in love and with big dreams, hopes and an obsession with crime TV shows.

Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová were murdered three months before their wedding.

The murder of journalist changed Slovakia, but not all of it

There are still people who continue as if it’s business as usual.

Illustrative stock photo

Enjoy free tours in Slovak towns over the next few weeks

Slovak towns will celebrate International Tourist Guide Day with free tours. In Bratislava, foreign language tours are also available.

Bratislava's old town is a favourite among tourists.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 22 and March 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Nicki Minaj

Feeling at home

Searching for a flat in Bratislava, I was told things I did not expect to hear in 2019 anymore.


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Dutch Embassy in Slovakia is the greenest of all

The embassy has gone zero-waste. Its employees use no plastic bags and use reusable lunch boxes.

One year after the murder: Journalists must be able to do their work freely and without fear

The representatives of 22 embassies and representation offices in Slovakia lit candles for the murdered journalist and his fiancée.

The representatives of embassies in Slovakia came to commemorate Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

Murder of journalist: Slovak authorities must ensure safety of journalists

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović welcomes the progress made in the investigation of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak's murder but calls for vigilance.

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović
Established in 1991, Volkswagen Slovakia has developed into the biggest private employer in Slovakia.

Volkswagen will scrap 3,000 jobs by June

The number may be even higher if the carmaker fails to win a new model.

When does Tax Freedom Day take place in 2019?

People will spend more time at work to pay taxes this year.

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Dissatisfied Slovak farmers have arrived in Bratislava - on tractors

They are now occupying 11 squares in the capital.

Slovak farmers arriving in Bratislava.

Journalists one year after the murder: We will not forget

More than 480 journalists have signed the statement issued exactly one year after the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

What are the best employee benefits? Ask your employees

Salaries and a good company atmosphere, not benefits, keep people loyal.

Parking as a benefit it popular among employees.

Brexit: Fulfilling the wishes of the dead

It is supposed to be honourable to respect the last wishes of the deceased. But is it also reasonable to sacrifice the life perspectives of those remaining?

The first Love Bank is situated in Banská Štiavnica, central Slovakia.

Love experiment: Find your soulmate in Slovakia's Love Bank

The Love Bank in Banská Štiavnica wants to help 100,000 single people find their everlasting love.

248 historical weapons disappeared from Trenčín Museum

It is not clear how long the guns have been missing.


Icefall prepared for lovers of adrenaline sports at Skalka

Skalka is well-known for its cross-country skiing compound.

Red currants are used to make wine in Devín.

Blog: 5 unique and delicious wines to try in Slovakia

It's difficult for Slovakia to break into international wine distribution, but this small country is producing some truly fantastic wine.

Invisible writing will commemorate Ján and Martina in Banská Bystrica

The writing is visible only when it’s raining.

Confusion, insecurities, prejudice. Ormandík’s wall is on display in Danubiana

Artist Marek Ormandík celebrates his 50th birthday with an exhibition. His work also reflects on the refugee crisis.

The wall in Danubiana
Mascot of 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia, bear Macejko.

Foreigners in Slovakia promote the ice hockey world championship

In videos, they tell fans from abroad that Slovakia has much to offer.

Hamšík leaves Napoli for Chinese team

He played football for the Napoli team for 12 years.

Marek Hamšík