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Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Business

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

International

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Business

Fee has a negative impact

Practice shows that municipalities will require investors to pay the fee for development from their own budgets and at the same time to also cover the so-called induced investments.

Culture & lifestyle

Discovery made hard mining work more efficient

Gunpowder was used to blow up the rock for the first time in the Upper Bieber adit for the first time 390 years ago.

International

NATO ministers: Alliance needs a stronger eastern border

Slovak defence minister met with his colleagues in Brussels

Culture & lifestyle

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Business

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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More people leave Slovakia than arrive

About 300,000 Slovaks have left the country in the past 15 years, mostly from far-east regions.

UPDATED: Parliament fails to dismiss Fico

The parliamentary debate lasted nearly 12 hours.

Fico (left) and Matovič.

Kysuce inhabitants block busy road in protest

The blockade caused traffic collapse.


Ryaniar plane, illustrative stock photo

Ryanair adds two new flights from Bratislava airport

In autumn 2017, new flights to Bologna and Thessaloniki will be added.

Slovak oil transporter plans to build new oil tanks

Transpetrol wants to invest €40 million into two new tanks.

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Tenders for €4.5bn launched in 2016

Slovakia witnessed the lowest number of launched public competitions and expected investments since 2012.

Illustrative stock photo

Far-right leader and candidate for next spring presidential elections Marine le Pen from France (r), and Dutch populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders (l) stand together after their speeches during a meeting of European Nationalists in Koblenz, Germany, on January 21, 2017.

Who is the real populist?

There are two essential elements to defining a populist. In other words, true populists meet both criteria.

Without passion for truth we will enter a dark era

Fake news opens the door to power for populists and fascists.

Blog: A potter from Potters' Street

Igor Macák has been practicing his trade for almost three decades. While, many of his colleagues gave up the trade long ago, others moved into creating a more commercial type of ceramic for interior design.


Slovakia has the sixth lowest number of foreigners in the EU

The most common myth is that too many foreigners live in Slovakia.

OLAF investigates medical symposium in Slovakia

The medical symposium taking place in the Orava region of Slovakia lured participants with skiing, folklore and plum brandy – financed largely from EU funds.

Skiing was the bait to lure doctors to the symposium.

Špaček is new government proxy for Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros dispute

As the incumbent government proxy for the international dispute concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros waterworks got another international position, he will be replaced by another Slovak.

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Martin Lipták with the map of industrial monuments in Bratislava.

New map shows industrial past of Bratislava

The first edition of the Slovak-English map of industrial monuments in Bratislava was sold out within two weeks.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between February 17 and 26, including party, chamber music festival, premiere of opera, wine evening, exhibitions and more.

Premiere of The Triptych in SND

L-R: Slovak Matej Falat compeets against French Mathieu Faivre in St Moritz, February 14.

Slovaks second in downhill World Cup

The Slovak team of four beat over-confident Germany, Italy and Switzerland losing only to France to take the first-ever medal in this competition.

Slovak Fed Cup team beats Italy

The Slovak Fed Cup team surprisingly won over local national team in the Italian town of Forli, even without favourite Dominika Cibulková.

Rebecca Šramková plays against Sara Errani.

Bratislava’s racecourse faces new challenges

The racecourse will get new management.