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What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.

Culture & lifestyle

Bratislava gets a taste of international poetryVideo

The international poetry festival Ars Poetica will host poetry readings and other performances at various sites in the city.

Culture & lifestyle

Spectacular Slovakia #11: What does a city boy from Brooklyn like about Slovakia?Audio

Dave Rubin came to Slovakia ten years ago and has lived in Bratislava ever since.

News

UPDATED: Denník N: Danko is a plagiarist

The daily analysed the thesis identical to that of Parliament's Speaker Andrej Danko to find it was copied from textbooks. Danko does not plan to resign, he wants to wait for the stance of a special commission.

Opinion

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 16 and November 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

News

Slovakia has many skilful people. Students should meet them

The new project by the Pontis Foundation tries to motivate young people through stories of successful business people.

Culture & lifestyle

You can taste the Slovak version of Beaujolais now

This warm summer with an early harvest was a blessing for young wine.

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Matúš Vallo was elected new mayor of Bratislava.

Municipal vote: Independent candidates dominate Photo

Inhabitants of Slovak towns and villages have elected their new mayors.

Vallo: I will face up to the people no matter what

The new Bratislava mayor has four broad priorities to accomplish.

Matúš Vallo discusses the municipal elections at the SME daily.

Fair-Play Alliance watchdog submits a criminal complaint against Fico

Meanwhile, the police cancel planned hearings of people behind For a Decent Slovakia initiative.

For A Decent Slovakia march on June 22, 2018, in Bratislava.

Slovakia’s middle class is the richest in the world

The number of Slovaks owning property is higher than anywhere else.

The prices of fruit fell the most in October

But the prices of fuels continued increasing.

Lower fruit prices helped push down inflation.

How does Slovakia support innovations?

Companies operating in Slovakia can benefit from state subsidies, EU resources and venture capital funds.

Science in Slovakia is underfunded, lagging behind other European countries.

Blog: It took me half a year to get used to halušky Audio

How do you regonise the moment when a foreign country becomes your home? Billy Altansukh, a Mongolian who now calls Slovakia home, describes it in this podcast.

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 520 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.

Slovak journalists at one of protest rallies organised in response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.

Why do they let nobodies lead key EU institutions?

Quite a lot of the conventional wisdom about the European Union is simply wrong, yet political leaders across the continent continue to reinforce the public’s worst impressions.

Manfred Weber of Germany wins the race to lead the European Union's center-right parties into key EU elections in May.

Slovaks stole luxury champagne worth hundreds of thousands euros

The police operation was carried out in cooperation with the Bratislava-based branch of Interpol.

It is not enough for elites to read a good newspaper

In a democracy, we need everybody to be well informed, but people are not necessarily willing to pay for quality, says Puitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.

Ian Johnson

El País: Female professor openly fights high gender pay gap in Slovakia

The major Spanish daily portrays Slovakia as one of the EU countries with the highest level of gender inequality through the story of Svetlana Fialová.

Fried cheese has outlived socialism. Some restaurants serve it as the only vegetari-an meal.

Some meals and drinks have outlived socialism

Cod salad and fried cheese were made out of necessity. Here’s how these iconic socialist dishes became traditional Slovak meals.

Designer is famous for sex toys but also for a Prague tram

The design of a vibrator plays a role in its function more than the design of a tea kettle, says Czech designer Anna Marešová.

Anna Marešová with the iconic tile from the Prague Metro.
The Ondrej Nepela ice-hockey stadium during 2011 ice hockey world championship.

2019 World Hockey Championship tickets go on sale next week

The IIHF World Championship in Bratislava and Košice will take place between May 10 - 26, 2019.

Football coach Kozák resigns from his position

The most successful and longest-working Slovak coach announced he was leaving the national team of his own free will.

Ján Kozák

Košice Marathon results in several personal records Photo

The 95th year of the International Peace Marathon saw several personal records including that for best Slovak, Tibor Sahajda.

The best Slovak, Tibor Sahajda, at International Peace Marathon Košice 2018.