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Events you should not miss during your visit in Bratislava

For anyone looking to spend their summer in Bratislava, there is a great time to be had.

Opinion

V4 politicians are not even willing to help fellow Europeans

To give equal weight to the concerns that a Slovak or Czech feels about migration with that of an Italian or Greek is like having equal sympathy for a hypochondriac and a cancer patient.

Culture & lifestyle

Coronations return to BratislavaPhoto

This year Bratislava will recall the coronation of Leopold II, the younger son of Maria Theresa.

News

Police detain another person in promissory notes case

Ex-director of private broadcaster TV Markíza, Pavol Rusko, was detained shortly after being heard.

News

Last Week in Slovakia: Farmers staged a protest by driving across the countryAudio

Listen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.

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Uncovering Artificial Intelligence in Slovakia

Artificial Intelligence is already delivering a real value for businesses.

Culture & lifestyle

The interior of St Martin’s Dome looked different during coronations

Pressburg replaced the occupied coronation town of Székesfehérvár.

Business

First 500 jobseekers start training to work in automotive jobs

Neither labour offices nor the automotive industry dare to estimate to what extent the project will be successful.

Business

Construction of the longest tunnel in Slovakia gets complicated

Érsek considers delays in construction of the cross-country highway to be unacceptable.

International

Report: Slovak-made arms could end up in terrorist hands

A report published at GLOBSEC points out that arms coming form Slovakia were used in Charlie Hebdo and Munich mall attacks.

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Commemoraitve gathering at the site of Henry Acorda’s killing, June 9.

Murdered Filipino taken home by Slovak government plane Photo

The body of expat killed in a violent street incident in downtown Bratislava at end of May has been transported to his homeland.

Weather warnings against heat and storms issued

Slovakia will be hit by a significant temperature drop during the weekend, and snow is expected at some places.

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NAKA detains businessman Kočner

The shady businessman featured in several scandals was detained June 20 in connection to questionable promissory notes and tax-related crimes.

Marián Kočner

What are the reasons behind low wages in Slovakia?

The average wage costs per Slovak employee accounts for only 44 percent of the EU average.

Non-life insurance may become more expensive due to a new tax

The Finance Ministry is seeking new sources of budgetary revenues.

Analyst sees an end in unemployment rate decline

The decline was slowest in five years in May, with analyst suggesting that cyclical recovery is coming to an end.

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June 8 gathering in Bratislava

Welcome to Slovakia?

Following Henry Acorda’s horrific killing, businesses need to stand up.

Signs of danger averted

The world has never been this safe, and may never be again.

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The UK is not cutting off its own hand, it is holding it out

It is not rational to behave towards the UK as if it posed a security risk to the EU.

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Bratislava

Bratislava still among the world’s best cities for freelancers

The capitals of the Czech Republic and Slovakia attract freelancers, the recent survey suggests.

Team of US military experts to arrive in Slovakia

A small American team will come to Slovakia on July 1 and stay for 18 months to train and consult local armed forces.

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Verdicts passed in the case of 71 migrants found dead in a truck

The four main defendants heard their verdicts in the case of the refrigeration car in which 71 dead migrants were found.

Defendants in the case of 71 dead migrants, Kecskeméth, June 14.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between June 22 and July 1, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

First route for Nordic walking lovers in Humenné Photo

The project arose as a part of the cooperation between Humenné and the Polish town of Jaslo.

Use a historic train to travel to Korytnica spa Photo

It is possible to take bikes to the train.


Lucia Okoličányová

The Nordic walker with the best technique in the world is Slovak Photo

For Lucia Okoličányová, Nordic walking has become her love of life and philosophy

Inter Milan will teach young footballers

The aim is to train young talents in their home environment using the Italian team’s know-how.

Slovak ice-hockey team will play in Košice

The Slovak team is slated to play in Košice, and not Bratislava, at next year’s Ice-hockey World Championship.

Slovak Ice-hockey Association head, Martin Kohút