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Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Opinion

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.

Business

Bratislava bus station is moving into Bottova CentrumPhoto

If the temporary station gets all the construction approvals, it may start operation on October 1.

Opinion

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

International

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

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

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 22 and October 1, including dance, music to suit all tastes, a historic train, one of the oldest marathons in Europe, and lots more.

News

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

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Slovaks top EU ranking in preferring partners with the same education

Out of all EU countries, Slovaks are most likely to find a partner at university or work.

Focus Poll: Government loses support

Extremist party led by Marian Kotleba would have come third

The ruling coalition (L-R: SNS-Andrej Danko, Smer-Robert Fico. Most-Híd-Béla Bugár) would have problems forming a cabinet.

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Thousands of state emails sent

The mandatory electronic communication for selected subjects was officially launched at the beginning of July.

Slovensko.sk website

Number of personal bankruptcies skyrocketing in Slovakia

Amendment to the law has simplified the procedure.


President Andrej Kiska

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

Winter is coming. It's time to celebrate

It’s not just in Central Europe that people notice the sun going down earlier and the wind getting stronger.

Wine, illustrative stock photo.

What to do with hammers and sickles?

Ľuboš Lorenz has reminded Slovakia and its citizens that fascist symbols are not the only ones that they need to reject.

Protesting citizens attached hammer and sickle to a police car.

A spa is a place where nations can meet.

NY Times: Tolerant spa town feels the chill of Slovak populism

Incidents against Muslims on the rise, the daily reports.

Elite anti-terrorist units from Europe train in Slovakia Photo

The Lešť training centre sees a special exercise for the members of anti-terrorist units from eight European countries.

Elite units trained at Lešť, Slovakia.

NY Times highlights partnership in a Roma settlement

NY Times reports on the achievements of Spišský Hrhov where the mayor decided to improve the integration of Roma.

President Andrej Kiska (r) and Spišský Hrhov Mayor Vladimír Ledecký during the former's visit to the village in 2015.

Stará Ľubovňa Castle and the nearby open-air museum

Stará Ľubovňa Castle reveals new secrets Video

Research continues at the site of the former military barracks.

Brestovská jaskyňa cave has attracted great interest since the very beginning Photo

In the first year of being opened to public, the cave in Orava attracted thousands of visitors.

Brestovksá jaskyňa cave, opened to public in 2016.

Košice offers games with virtual penguins Photo

The Botanical Garden in Košice opens new exhibition on Antarctica.

Illustrative stock photo

Norbert Gombos in beats Poland in the decissive match of Davis Cup 2017, September 17.

Slovakia beats Poland in Davis Cup, remaining in the 1st group

Slovak tennis players helped their Davis Cup team proceed to the next round. But the weekend duel was far from smooth.

Velez-Zuzulová may skip the season

This year was to be her last representing Slovakia.

Slovak skier Velez-Zuzulová celebrates her second place in St Moritz.

Sagan marked his 100th victory in Quebec Video

“A hundred is a nice number but it may be better to live as long as 100,” cyclist Peter Sagan said after winning his 100th race. “It’s really nice to have 100 victories, but there will never be enough of them.”

Québec victory in World Tour of Peter Sagan.