Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Culture & lifestyle

Movies under an open sky feel differently than in an air-conditioned cinemaPhoto

The popularity of outdoor cinemas is increasing in Bratislava


Peter Sagan announces split with his wife Katarína

The Slovak cycling star who has a young son said “It will be much better this way”.


Top 3 news from Last Week in SlovakiaVideo

Slovakia to buy 14 American fighter jets.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between July 20 and July 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.


Heavy rains flood the TatrasVideo

People had to be evacuated and several hiking routes had to be closed.


Trump plays with the world like a spoiled child

The White House is now broadcasting its most spectacular soap opera, beating and overcoming those of sundry leaders from different continents and different times.


Government has no plans to officially commemorate the victims of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia

Presidents of the Slovak and Czech Republics will take a train ride to mark the founding of the Czechoslovak State.


Kio li estas? Liptov welcomed Esperanto enthusiastsPhoto

Biggest Esperanto summer school takes place in Liptovský Mikuláš.

Get Slovak news directly to your inbox

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.


Today 24 °C
Tomorow 25 °C
Wednesday 27 °C

Forex rates

(1 EUR is equal to)
USD 1.1670
GBP 0.89445
CZK 25.875
CAD 1.5443
NOK 9.5905
AUD 1.5818
HUF 325.63
PLN 4.3229
Illustrative stock photo

Alcohol consumption in Slovakia drops

While Slovaks drink less liquor and wine, they appreciate beer.

The east continues its fight against measles

The infection remains within the Michalovce district, authorities say.

MMR vaccine

Last Week in Slovakia: People marched for LGBTI rights in Bratislava Audio

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

Rainbow Pride in Bratislava
Nicci Cook

Jaguar will need people from abroad for its plant in Slovakia

HR director Nicci Cook says that she sees women and the long-term unemployed as an untapped resource of the work force for the JLR plant in Nitra.

Bratislava Airport had historically highest number of passengers in June

26 percent more passengers passed through M.R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava compared to last year.

Bratislava M.R. Štefánik airport

Slovakia scored worse in health care than Pakistan

Even Pakistan scored better in health care, according to a recently published Index.

Illustrative stock photo

More reasons to stay

Excluding people doesn’t just affect those who choose to leave.

Here is how I measure the speed of integration

Babiš proposes to end war, poverty and religious extremism with a snap of our fingers. Why hasn’t anybody else thought of this?

Andrej Babiš, Czech prime minister

The better it gets, the worse it gets

In countries like Slovakia, we are in danger of ignoring real progress because we are enraged by the flaws that remain, and altering our standards as time goes by.

Russian bikers of Night Wolves, May 5, 2018, Slavín

Russian bikers have established a branch in Slovakia

The Foreign Ministry is concerned but Interior Minister Denisa Saková states they do not plan to take any action as of now.

Slovak FAM: The fact that Trump and Putin met is good for everyone

Since these two countries own 90 percent of global nuclear potential, and no global issue can be resolved without them… the philosophy with difference of opinion is to sit down and explain…, Miroslav Lajčák…

FAM Miroslav Lajčák

Authorities to extradite asylum seeker to Russia. Against international law, say NGOs

Human rights watchdogs warn that Slovakia is about to violate a request of the UN Human Rights Committee and extradite an asylum seeker to Russia.

The commemorative coronation procession of Maximilian II, June 24, 2018, starting at Bratislava Castle.

What are the best tourism sites in Slovakia recommended by CNN?

In its travel section the article describes the 11 best places to visit, suggested by Pavlo Fedykovych.

Zemplínska Šírava lures visitors with sand kingdom Photo

Fairy-tale characters attract both children and adults.

Sagan is cycling to victory in the fifth stage of Tour de France 2018.

Sagan won the fifth Tour de France stage Video

The record-breaking Slovak cyclist, along with rival Fernando Gaviria, is making Tour de France a two-man show.

Sagan wins second stage of the Tour de France, profiting from a mass crash Video

The reigning world champion Peter Sagan has won the yellow jersey and takes the lead in the green-jersey points’ classification competition.

Peter Sagan rejoices afetr his victory at TdF, July 8

Will you watch the quidditch world cup? Slovaks will be playing

The team wants to show that despite the small number of players, Slovakia can play a great game.

Slovak quidditch team at The 2016 IQA World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany.