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Central bank: Economy to rise by 3.2 percent

The automotive industry should contribute to the economy’s growth.

News

State employees to be more corruption-resistant

Ethics watchdog Transparency International Slovensko wants to teach civil servants how to report corruption and improve the protection of whistleblowers.

News

Matovič is close to losing his mandate

The OĽaNO-NOVA chair has already received fines for not halting his business licence; now he may become the first MP to lose his parliamentary seat.

News

Scrapping the amnesties to be discussed in fast-track proceeding

The government proposal may be adopted on March 30.

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Modern day slavery

Martha Mendoza (pulitzer prize winning journalist) will talk in Bratislava and Košice about stories which are showing the new face of a modern day slavery.

News

We were joking before the trip, women from the first transport to Auschwitz recallVideo

On March 25, Slovakia marked 75 years since the first transport of Jews to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz.

Business

EU opens e-payment market to IT giants

People should benefit from stronger competition, faster and cheaper payments and higher security.

International

Mendoza: A news story can change the world

Every journalist has the responsibility to take a story beyond their daily beat, says Martha Mendoza, one of the team of four women who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their “Seafood from Slaves”…

News

Czech television recommends Islam is a hoax

Here is the overview of the hoaxes and fake news that appeared on the internet over the past week.

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Verdict reached on attacker in the case of the neo-Nazi attack on the Mariatchi bar Video

This is the third sentence concerning the attacks in front of the bar, but the main trial still waits for expert opinion.

Far-right MP sued for statements

The submitters point to the allegiance to neo-Nacism; but ĽSNS MP Milan Uhrík sees no reason for submitting the complaint.

MPs Ondrej Dostál (SaS) and Viera Dubačová (OĽaNO-NOVA)

Most-Híd, SNS boycott TV debate because of ĽSNS attendance

The MP and ĽSNS vice-chair claimed he wasn't able to evaluate the Jewish transports during WWII as he is not a historian.

Milan Uhrík of ĽSNS

UniCredit Bank branch in Bratislava

UniCredit considers selling Czech and Slovak divisions

The bank has not yet confirmed the rumours.

Slovakia to open labour market to foreigners

The current rules for employing non-EU nationals will change in April.

Illustrative stock photo.

Slovaks know basics about products

More than one-third of Slovaks fully rely on their knowledge about current and savings accounts, insurances, loans and investments.

Illustrative stock photo

Theresa May announced Brexit will start on March 29.

Hostages to fortune

Britain will trigger Article 50 to leave the EU on 29 March. She and her EU partners could, and should, guarantee the rights of their citizens living abroad – including tens of thousands of Slovaks in the UK. That…

You don’t bring me flowers

As Mrs Dubovcová has discovered, there is scant political passion when it comes to abuses of human rights – that is, the rights of each and every one of us

Jana Dubovcová leaves parliament after her last report.

Words cannot cure cancer

There is corruption in the highest places after all, general prosecutor admits.

Corruption reaches high, says Jaromír Čižnár.

FAQ: State citizenship of the Slovak Republic

The Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to acquiring and losing Slovak state citizenship.

Fico: I cannot see another living space for Slovakia than EU

After the Rome Declaration was adopted unanimously at the ceremonial summit of 27 European-Union member states in Rome, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that it has made it clear that the Union wants to carry…

Robert Fico signing the Rome Declaration

Baby friendly hospitals should lose UNICEF certificate

Over the past few years, none of 30 Slovak hospitals with certificate have asked to be inspected by UNICEF.


Breath-taking photographs of Slovak mountains Photo

Young photographer Šimon Trnka is proving the beauty of (not only) Slovak mountains in his photographs.

Jan Masaryk comes triumphant from Berlin and Prague Photo

The film Masaryk that tells the story of Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk, rather than that of his more famous father-president, comes to Slovak cinemas after festive premiere at Berlinale film festival and after having…

Karel Roden as Jan Masaryk

Slovak bell heads to Vatican

The consecrated bell will travel to Vatican as a gift for Pope Francis.


Marek Hamšík

The best football player is Hamšík

Six time winner says he is glad he can spread the good name of Slovakia abroad.

Slovakia beats Malta in World Cup qualification Video

The Slovak team beat Malta on March 26 evening at the Maltese stadium in Ta’Qali in their third consecutive winning qualification match.

Slovak rejoice after scoring a goal in Malta, March 25.

Slovak Skier Vlhová steals show in Aspen slalom Photo

Slovak alpine skiing marked a great triumph on March 18, as Petra Vlhová won in a slalom race at the World Cup Finals in the American city of Aspen and her older compatriot Veronika Velez-Zuzulová ended up fourth.

Petrea Vlhová celerbates her victory in WC women's slalom in Aspen, March 18.