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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

Opinion

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Opinion

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

News

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

News

Shortage of vegetables in Europe’s supermarkets is a hoax

An overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeks

International

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

News

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.

Business

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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The accused woman arrives to the court.

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

Kiska vetoes single-round regional elections

President Andrej Kiska returns two amendments about regional elections for re-negotiations, informed the SME daily.

Andrej Kiska

Prosecutor to check state heritage institution over video

Video speculates about what would have happened if Slovaks had stood up against Adolf Hitler.

Marián Tkáč

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Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

What is the deal with palm oil?

Cookies, lipstick, shampoo, margarine, chocolate, soap, toothpaste, and even biodiesel. We are all likely to have used palm oil because many products we use and eat contain it. There is a controversy about palm oil,…

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Glossary: Slow down, fashion

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator…


Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Without passion for truth we will enter a dark era

Fake news opens the door to power for populists and fascists.

Who is the real populist?

There are two essential elements to defining a populist. In other words, true populists meet both criteria.

Far-right leader and candidate for next spring presidential elections Marine le Pen from France (r), and Dutch populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders (l) stand together after their speeches during a meeting of European Nationalists in Koblenz, Germany, on January 21, 2017.

The security fence

Bratislava city council turns down rental contract with US Embassy

The embassy has progressed in finding a new site for relocation.

Development aid to increase by 10 percent y-o-y

Slovakia will increase expenditure with neither spheres nor target countries changing substantially.

FAM Miroslav Lajčák

Police officers may help in the Mediterranean

Their task will be to check vessels in the sea to curtail human smuggling.

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Martin Lipták with the map of industrial monuments in Bratislava.

New map shows industrial past of Bratislava

The first edition of the Slovak-English map of industrial monuments in Bratislava was sold out within two weeks.

Ornithologists count endangered species of raptor birds

In January, ornithologists counted red kites, eastern imperial eagles, white-tailed eagles and saker falcons.

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between February 24 and March 5, including concerts, workshops, paintball battle, trade show, exhibitions and more.

Preßburger Klezmer Band

L-R: Slovak Matej Falat compeets against French Mathieu Faivre in St Moritz, February 14.

Slovaks second in downhill World Cup

The Slovak team of four beat over-confident Germany, Italy and Switzerland losing only to France to take the first-ever medal in this competition.

Slovak Fed Cup team beats Italy

The Slovak Fed Cup team surprisingly won over local national team in the Italian town of Forli, even without favourite Dominika Cibulková.

Rebecca Šramková plays against Sara Errani.

Bratislava’s racecourse faces new challenges

The racecourse will get new management.