Kurzarbeit – then, now and tomorrow

Lawyers from the law firm SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. deal with Kurzarbeit in Germany and in Slovakia.


Who was behind the sale of one of the biggest banks in Slovakia

The largest law firms were involved in several innovative projects, too.


UK nationals in Slovakia advised to take action as end of transition period nears

UK Nationals should check the British Embassy's "Living in Guide" for the most up-to-date information.

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Three rounds of testing should take place before Christmas

The first round will be nationwide and should take place in two weeks.


Which are the largest law firms in Slovakia?

For the first time, the ranking also provides an overview in partial categories of law.


Get our subscription and support the Online Charity Auction

By purchasing The Slovak Spectator's online subscription you will help fund charitable projects around Slovakia.


Government should invite the public and take EU demands in consideration when preparing recovery plan

Non-governmental organisations have sent a letter with requests to the government.

The switch to the euro has helped upgrade Slovakia's ratings.

Using only antigen tests for mass testing was the right move, says American mathematician

The rounds of testing work like the layers of a filter, removing a large fraction of infected individuals in each round, says Daniel Larremore.

Free antigen testing

Government has learned little, hesitates to open school gates

Education is a question of rights. So is protesting against the government, but at what costs? Slovakia welcomes hefty investment that comes with a warning sign.

Culture & lifestyle

Women’s club fundraising goes online

Over the years the IWCB has raised over €1.4 million.

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Protest in front of the Government Office on November 17, 2020.

Street protests as Slovakia marks the Velvet Revolution anniversary

Opposition politicians and extremist groups used the occasion to protest against the anti-pandemic measures and the Matovič government.

Jiří Žežulka in a photo from 2014.

Tax officials have a new head. He is not a Slovak

When he was asked to pay a bribe, he called the police.

Lawyers kept busy with litigation over road construction

Energy distribution companies clash with green energy producers over money.

Construction works on the Bratislava ring road project.

Labour law: Largest law firms in Slovakia

Employment relations hidden in other deals.

The Bratislava plant of Volkswagen maintained strict measures also in the summer.
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Life without waste – join the zero waste movement!

If you're considering some resolutions for next year, you may find inspiration in Petra Slezáková's article on zero waste lifestyle.

Why so sad, why so mad?

What music you should listen to while waiting for your next COVID test results.

Nationwide coronavirus testing in Bratislava, October 31, 2020. City buses were used as testing sites too.

Pandemic is the hardest test since 1989. Let's stick together

President Zuzana Čaputová addressed the nation on the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

President Zuzana Čaputová

Vegetarian blues (from our archive)

On Slovak hospitality and a visit to Vlkolínec, the village that was a museum.

Tonnes of snow that survived the summer in Jasná will be used for the upcoming season

The snow was stored at the end of the previous winter season.

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Petra Vlhová of Slovakia (centre), flanked by second placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States (l) and third placed Katharina Liensberger of Austria, celebrates after winning the alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland.

Slovak skier Vlhová wins the opening slalom in Levi

She beat Mikaela Shiffrin and Katharina Liensberger.

Petra Vlhová wins another slalom in Levi

Michelle Gisin of Switzerland ended second, and Katharina Liensberger of Austria was third.

Petra Vlhová of Slovakia celebrates after winning the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom race at the Levi ski resort in Finland on November 22.

The head and the bottom. Two curious touches helped Slovakia win

The national team made it to the European Championships only the second time in history when they beat Northern Ireland in Belfast on November 12.

Marek Hamšík and Juraj Kucka