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We were on the run, but we were welcomedPhoto

Slovak-Swiss writer Irena Brežná was forced to emigrate but found a way to fill her life with meaning in a foreign land.

Business

Growing popularity of domestic food increases food fraud

Food inspections found 9.4 percent irregularities in six months

Opinion

Our emigrants’ stories: lessons in humanity

Slovaks who fled the 1968 occupation tell us what it means to be a refugee.

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Last Week in Slovakia: This could be the hottest summerAudio

Listen to all the headlines from the last week.

Opinion

The memory of emigration will survive in our children's childrenPhoto

Dušan Tóth, a noted figure of the Slovak community in Canada remembers 1968 and his emigration.

Culture & lifestyle

Travelling exhibition of Alexander Dubček’s photos opens on selected trainsPhoto

Unique photographs from TASR archives commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Prague Spring violently interrupted by the “friendly” invasion of Soviet armies – then an ally of Czechoslovakia – and fellow…

News

August 1968: After a temporary thaw, the Czechoslovak borders were sealed

Tens of thousands of citizens used the window of opportunity and left Czechoslovakia following the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops 50 years ago.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 17 and August 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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István Tiborcz

Hungarian oligarchs expand to Slovakia

Hungarian firms investigated by EU’s anti-fraud office try to do business in Slovakia.

Snina stopped the fascists

UPDATED: The town of Snina clearly expressed a ban against a public meeting organised by the extreme-right ĽSNS MP Milan Mazurek.

Milan Mazurek at the protest against Islamisation.

Poll: Case of Vietnamese national has not pushed Smer under 20 percent yet

The August poll of the Focus polling agency showed that the ruling Smer party would still win, despite the highly publicised case of Slovak cabinet’s involvement in the abduction of a Vietnamese man by a delegation.

Igor Matovič of OĽaNO

Is Slovakia's hyperloop dream over?

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is working on projects in the Czech Republic and China.

Bratislava airport experienced highest-ever number of passengers in July

The highest number of passengers processed has been achieved in July 2018, for the third consecutive month.

M.R. Štefánik airport in Bratislava

Slovakia’s GDP grew by 4.1 percent y/y in Q2 2018

Analysts see this increase as positive and exceeding expectations but expect growth to slow down.

Jaguar Land Rover plant near Nitra
US Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling

America is rolling into a town near you

We want to know what people throughout the country are optimistic about, what concerns them, and how they view the relationship between Slovakia and the United States, US ambassador to Slovakia writes.

If we do not resist evil, we go along with it

Gas chambers were preceded by eight or so years of seemingly reasonable people trying to rationalise irrational racism.

Donald Trump

Blog: Need for increased collaboration on human capital challenges

In our fast-changing world, organizations need to reconsider their role in the society to stay relevant.

US Ambassador to Slovakia, Adam Sterling

The US Embassy will hit the road

In which towns will the embassy caravan stop?

NAKA detained Russian businessman Vinogradov

The Russian businessman was wanted by an international warrant for real estate fraud.

Horse races, illustrative stock photo

Comenius University now offers law studies in English

The Law Faculty of the university is offering a new study course – focusing on EU and international law.

Comenius University in Bratislava Law Faculty)
Peter Janicina

Blog: Bistro owner rediscovered his love for Slovakia abroad

Slovak Peter Janicina spent seven years in Scotland. Now, the owner of U Kubistu is using his international experience to promote local change.

Tradition of horse wagon carriage has survived half a century Photo

Carriages beautifully decorated this year as well.

Some did not hesitate to jump from a plane to leave the country

Crucial events take place amid banalities like fruit preserves and frying crackling, says playwright Viliam Klimáček who wrote a book about Czechoslovak emigrants.

Viliam Klimáček
Legendary Blackhawk, ice-hockey player with Slovak roots Stan Mikita

Mikita: A migrant child who became an ice-hockey star Photo

The legendary ice-hockey player passed away on August 7 at the age of 78.

Slovak shooter wins women’s skeet at European Championships

Danka Barteková won the skeet competition, while two other Slovak shooters triumphed in the double trap mixed teams’ competition in Leobersdorf.

Sport shooter Danka barteková trains, illustrative stock photo.

Slovak race walker Tóth: "Silver has the worth of gold for me"

Matej Tóth wins medal by displaying remarkable effort in the final few kilometres.

Slovak race walker Matej Tóth on his way to silver at European Championship, August 7, 2018.