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The High Tatras – a destination of unforgettable moments

The High Tatras region is gorgeous and well worth a visit.

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Investigation of Kuciak and Kušnírová murders may end in November

Prosecutors of the Special Prosecutor’s Office also commented on the cancelled detention order involving Norbert Bödör and Marian Kočner's text messages.

Martina Kušnárová and Ján Kuciak, the couple murdered in February 2018 in connection to Kuciak's journalistic work.
Business

Wild boars in the area infected with African swine fever need to be killed

The order is part of measures to stop the contagion.

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News

Kočner’s communication suggests links to far-right extremists

The decoded communication suggests connections to courts and certain politicians, too.

Marian Kotleba
Opinion

What to ask politicians about drugs

Slovak politics has entered a sort of time machine as it debates the meaning of Michal Truban admitting he used drugs in the past

News

Return of public transport to Mlynské Nivy will be delayed

Developer and council agree to wait until the reconstruction is complete.

Opinion

Blog: EU takes timid steps toward a circular economy

Monika Junicke from Komerční Banka describes the main challenges complicating the implementation of European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan.

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ended up at landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.
Opinion

And the winner goes… into politics?!?

What would happen if math Olympic medalists used their bright minds to try to lead local and central state institutions?

Four Prešov students shine in science around the world with outstanding projects.
Travel

Zlá Diera cave will keep you cool during the heat

Choose from two routes. One is suitable for children, the other is more demanding.

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The cemetery, the run-down school building, and the church are the three things that remain in the abandoned village of Horné Opatovce, central Slovakia.
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The ecological disaster that turned a village into Slovakia's Chernobyl

A factory in Horné Opatovce caused the end of a village 50 years ago.

Heat warning issued as temperatures increase

The August 20 warning is in place until 18:00.

The SHMÚ has issued a heat warning for August 20.

President trusts police and prosecutors dealing with Kuciak murder case

She continues to follow the situation closely and will make a statement at the right moment.

Zuzana Čaputová
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More and more foreigners coming to work in Slovakia

Ukrainians, Serbs and Romanians make up half of all foreigners on the Slovak labour market.

Bad news, analysts say about the rapid slowdown of Slovakia’s economy

The 1.9-percent GDP increase in the second quarter of 2019 is well below expectations; Germany and Brexit are main external threats.

Slovakia's economy increased only by 1.9 percent in 2Q of 2019.

Average pension up by one third in a decade

How much do Slovakia's pensioners receive?

The number of people entitled to the old age pension has increased from 929,000 retirees in July 2009 to 1,077,000 today.
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The door with no handle

Getting treated in the Slovak public health care system is never less than an adventure. Some of the surprises are tiresome; many are just odd.

Blog: From farm to fork: Future outlook for the EU agri-food sector

The EU agri-food sector is likely to undergo dramatic changes in the years to come. David Bielik, Account Executive at Fipra Slovakia, identifies the main challenges and offers various possible developments.

You can’t win if you don’t lose

Social media has fueled a desire to appear successful at all times.

60 percent of Slovaks were social media users in 2018.
Spiš Castle.
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Slovakia's castles have changed from sights to culture hubs

Ľubovňa Castle, in the north-east of Slovakia, has risen to become one of the most visited castles. But others across the country do not fall behind.

Do you know which place in the High Tatras is the most visited?

Tourists have been counted in Slovakia's highest mountains.

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Feel like a trader from the past on the way to Poland

New hiking route leads from Poland via old trade road.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

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

Children and machines think a lot alike

Similar to children, we can improve artificial intelligence by rewarding it for good responses or punishing it for doing something wrong.

Advanced technology and children develop in similar ways.

Zealous about zen? Discover your peace of mind in Bratislava.

American Talley Sjoberg Varney takes us into her ‘potions room’ to explain why aromatherapy matters.

American aromatherapist Talley Sjoberg Varney chats with us on this week's episode of Spectacular Slovakia.
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Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, starts the 15th stage of the Tour de France.
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Sagan signed a fan's book while competing in the Tour de France

The video was taken during the Tour de France's 14th stage from Tarbes to Tourmalet Barèges.

Peter Sagan wins his seventh green jersey at Tour de France

The cyclist topped the leaderboard after the third stage.

Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, stands on the podium after the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, on July 28, 2019.
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Netherland team wins Broomtislava tournament

Eight quidditch teams took part in the Bratislava sports event.

Pressburg Phantoms play against Southampton Quidditch in one of the quidditch tournaments.