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Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Sport

Slovak racer Svitko finished at DakarVideo

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Business

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

International

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

Culture & lifestyle

Russians win the Tatry Ice Master 2018Video

Ice-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.

Business

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Business

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Opinion

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

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The hall serving as the waiting room at the Foreigners’ Police Department in the town of Dunajská Streda.

Foreigners have to wait even outside Bratislava

The queue machine stops issuing tickets due to a high number of applicants at the Foreigners’ Police Department in Dunajská Streda.

Slovak police recorded 66,215 crimes last year; they cleared almost 59 percent of them

Among the biggest successes was solving the murder of prominent lawyer Ernest Valko.

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The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Samsung Voderady

Samsung considers leaving (UPDATED)

The company might relocate one of its plants unless hiring foreigners gets easier in Slovakia.

Highway builders face possible fine for delay in Višňové tunnel construction

The highway company warns companies involved in the construction of the Višňové D1 highway tunnel about a possible €2 million fine for delay.

Construction of the Višňové tunnel.

Greeks take over legendary hand-cream Indulona

Production of the hand-cream remains in Slovakia.


Czech President Miloš Zeman (l) and his Slovak counterpart Andrej Kiska (r) in Bratislava in 2014.

Zeman is missing

Even if you are someone who liked Zeman for being Zeman, that is not the guy running for president in 2018.

Blog: Embrace 2018 with hope and happiness

The week of Silvester festivities was filled with a dizzying array of foods and activities, while I slept in the basement. The Accidental Hotelier reports about the holiday season in Osturňa.

Holiday mood in Osturňa

United we stand strong

We realise it will not be easy, but we know what we want to achieve and know we can do it, Ambassador Yordanka Chobanova writes as Bulgaria starts its first EU Council Presidency.

Yordanka Chobanova, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bratislava

Bratislava

Slovakia declared safe for US tourists

The US Department of State wants to provide travellers with clear, timely, and reliable information.

Czech President Zeman attacks Dubček

The statements were condemned by both Slovak culture minister and the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Czech President Miloš Zeman

Slovakia will support further European integration

At the same time, graft scandals will continue to erode approval ratings for conventional parties, paving the way for fringe parties and protest groups to gain influence, according to the BMI Research analysis.

L-R: Danko, Kiska, Fico met and united over crucial issues at Bratislava Castle, October 23.

Ancient board game has no parallel in Europe

The game was found in the tomb of a Germanic prince in Poprad.

Slovakia marks European Cultural Heritage Year

2018 as the European Cultural Heritage Year will be marked mostly by educational events stressing the value of cultural heritage and by efforts to manifest to the public that the cultural heritage in Europe is a…

ÚĽUV promotes traditional crafts and their modern use in Slovakia.

Exhibition shows old maps of Europe and Slovakia Photo

One of the oldest maps of the Slovak National Library shows only Europe, part of Asia and the northern coast of Africa.


Peter Sagan and his wife Katarína Saganová

Sagan’s son may be baptised by the Pope

The Slovak cyclist is expected to meet with Pope Francis in a private audience. He will gift a bicycle.

Sagan starts the season off well, winning the People’s Choice Classic Video

The Slovak cyclist is the first foreign racer to win this event since 2015.

Peter Sagan

UEFA included two Slovaks among biggest talents for 2018

The international football association put two Slovaks on the list of most promising talents for 2018, which is a huge honour.

Hancko (L) in the U21 Slovak team.