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Foreigners will be centre stage in Bratislava for the whole week

This year’s fjúžn festival is all about exploring the world we have at home.

Opinion

Čaputová addressed the UN General Assembly, called for responsible leadership

She mentioned climate change, but also Belarus and Navalny.

President Zuzana Čaputová
Business

A piece of good news: Slovak economy may not fall as steeply as expected

The second pandemic wave poses some risks, though.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger
News

Police revoke charges against prominent commentator

General Prosecutor’s Office intervened in the case involving Michal Havran and his opinion piece.

Michal Havran
Opinion

Congratulations, you’ve won a thousand euros!

Slovakia will get about €7.5 billion – but for what?

The switch to the euro has helped upgrade Slovakia's ratings.
Business

Yellow trains will no longer run between Bratislava and Komárno

The connection will be operated by the Slovak ZSSK and the Austrian ÖBB.

Illustrative stock photo
News

Bratislava to renew its greenery

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo promises to plant 10,000 trees during his term.

Bratislava needs more trees
News

Speaker of parliament met with Penta partner, each offered a different explanation

Boris Kollár is not afraid of someone using a decoy against him. I would sleep with her if possible, he said.

Boris Kollár
Travel

Bratislava reminds me of D.C., American diplomat claims

US Ambassador Bridget Brink shares what her year in Slovakia has been like since her arrival in August 2019.

US Ambassador Bridget Brink visits Levoča in August 2020.
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Most people who do not know any foreigner living in Slovakia personally reside in the Banská Bystrica Region, 54.6 percent, a new Focus survey for Milan Šimečka Foundation has found.

Most Slovaks do not want their children to marry foreigners, poll shows

Half of the respondents in the latest Focus survey, 50.1 percent, believe foreigners in Slovakia cannot be trusted.

Coronavirus in Slovakia: 338 new cases confirmed (graphs)

The total number of cases has exceeded 7,260.

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The location where the new science and technology campus should be located.

Studio that designed Google headquarters will work on a project in Bratislava

The new campus of the Eset software firm will be located in the premises of the former Military Hospital.

State will offer stimuli at almost €3 million to three companies

175 vacancies will be created in Senica, Bardejov and Haniska.

Richard Sulík

Slovakia has a draft plan for spending billions from the EU recovery fund

The plan is divided into eight sections, here is what is says.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger (OLaNO).
Entering Slovakia from the Czech Republic through the border crossing in Holíč, western Slovakia.

Czechia neither red nor green, and leaks all over

Situation in Slovakia is getting worse, authorities start taking measures, albeit reluctantly. Next Generation EU plan leaks.

From resigned observers to truth-demanders. How Slovaks have changed in one decade

It's not just the president; sometimes it seems even the supermarket workers are cut from a different cloth than before.

On New Year’s Eve, Czech and Slovak hikers meet at the Veľká Javorina peak on the border of the two states, to celebrate the Czecho-Slovak friendship.

Slovakia might have squandered its moment to take a breath

The fall brings stricter measures yet authorities are determined to keep borders and economy as open as possible.

Late summer days in Bratislava will be marked by stricter anti-COVID measures as cases surge in the capital.
Liptovský Mikuláš, a town between the mountains

Liptovský Mikuláš has its first mural

The inspiration was a 1951 poster.

New lookout tower in Sabinov

Mayor hopes it will become a popular attraction.

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Devín Castle: The city's most popular museum

The Museum of City History, Museum of Arms and Museum of Clocks are also worth a visit.

View from Devín Castle
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Illah van Oijen
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I always feel like a foreigner but Slovakia is my home

The Dutch-born photographer and activist co-founded Dobrý Trh and helped create an active community of neighbours.

Roundup: Old Rača vineyard, fjúžn festival, visit to Skalica

One of the best Hungarian films, Sátántangó, will be screened in Bratislava. Read more in this week's briefing.

People enjoying a nice sunny day on the lake in Ivanka pri Dunaji on September 15, 2020.
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Extremists have swapped the threat of refugees for global microchip conspiracies

Marko Škop, an award-winning Slovak director based in Zagreb, talks about politics, coronavirus, and an earthquake.

Slovak director Marko Škop during an interview before the screening of his film 'Let There Be Light' at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on July 1, 2019.
Marián Hossa
Video

Hossa: The whole changing room knew my problem

Marián Hossa recalls his career and introduction to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The revival of Slovak rugby championed by French player

Having first discovered Slovakia thanks to Erasmus, Charles Cimetière returned to popularise rugby.

French Charlie Cimetière came to Slovakia for the first time in 2009, spending his Erasmus in Bratislava.

The third Slovak to become a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Marián Hossa won three Stanley Cups during his career.

Marián Hossa
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