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Marching in step

Some Slovak conservatives have shown that they cannot resist fascist bait.


We are in for a hot summer

Europe has done very little to prepare for a reprise of mass refugee flows.


Retirement age may be capped in Slovakia

Future generations will pay for this.

Culture & lifestyle

Remnants of the barbed-wire fence recall a totalitarian past

The last fragments and replicas of the physical Iron Curtain are in Devínska Nová Ves and Petržalka


Kiska: The arrogance of politicians prevails over democratic values

The president stressed the role of independent media and journalism in a democratic society at the security conference GLOBSEC.


Last Week in Slovakia: Kiska will not run for re-electionAudio

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Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaPhoto

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between May 18 and May 27, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.


The biggest survey showed the lives of LGBT people

They are mostly liberals but a third of them consider themselves to be Catholics.

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Andrej Kiska

Kiska will not run or leave

The incumbent president will not run for a second term in office, but he wants to “be part of the new era” in Slovak politics.

A shooting in Poprad leaves two children hospitalised

Though there are several problems in the borough, it has never resulted in a shooting.

To help and to protect is the slogan of Slovak police.

Protest planned for the birthday of murdered journalist postponed

Several civic initiatives calling for early elections have organised another protest, which was originally to take place in Námestie Slobody Square on May 17 but was postponed to May 25 and mvoed to SNP Square.

The protest 'For a decent Slovakia' in SNP Square, Bratislava, March 16.

Burger King, illustrative stock photo

Burger King returns to Slovakia

The famous US chain will open first outlet this autumn.

Non-Bratislavans earn more than the natives

Young people can have a big chance of becoming rich in Slovakia, regardless of their parents' status.

A view of Bratislava from the Old Town Hall

How does climate change impact Slovakia?

Warmer and drier weather makes insurance policies more expensive

Around 40 cars were damaged or completely destroyed in Vrátna Dolina valley during a torrential rain in 2014.

City relaxation with a bicycle.

Blog: I want to ride my bicycle

We will soon have the opportunity to let authorities know loud and clear that cyclists do not want to be pushed out of Bratislava's forests.

Democratic election under digital fire

Political interference and the spread of fake news not only influences election results but also jeopardises democracy.

Donald Trump

Blog: Science in Slovakia needs to be more focused

Is it justifiable to ask young students in Slovakia to dedicate their lives to science, when we cannot even support our current scientists and we do not value the complexity of scientific endeavour?

Interior Minister Denisa Saková

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Saková is lying about the abduction of a Vietnamese citizen

The Interior Minister insists Slovak authorities did not cooperate in the kidnapping of a Vietnamese dissident by the Vietnamese delegation but admits the video evidence is no longer available.

More than 50 percent of Slovaks believe in conspiracy theories

Central Europe is at the most vulnerable since 1989.

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Vietnamese ambassador should offer an explanation of the alleged abduction

In the international case of Vietnamese officials abducting their countryman-dissident for a home trial, Slovakia insists its government plane was not involved.

Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam.

Archaeologists find oldest Greek relic in Slovak area Photo

It was discovered in a Celtic sacrificial place.

African sand zoo under Tatras Photo

Adam Bakoš and a team of carvers from the ice dome at Hrebienok made the statues.

Bratislava book festival highlights foreign illustrations, writers

The fifth year of the book festival in the Slovak capital offers, apart from local authors and illustrators, a host of foreign guests, including exhibitions of two French artists.

Laurent Moreau - illustration

Members of the Slovak Shamrocks celebrate on the field.

Slovakia’s Gaelic Football team offers a family away from home

The Slovak Shamrocks, established in 2011 under the Gaelic Athletic Association, recruits locals and expats of all ages and abilities to play the unusual game.

Slovak volunteer: It is a memorable experience to watch the Slovak children waiting for hockey players Photo

In Denmark, even student temp jobs pay the minimum hourly wage of ten euros.

Slovak student Katarína Kuchárová volunteers at the hockey World Championship in Denmark.

Slovakia bids farewell to the championship with a victory Video

Despite defeating Belarus, Slovakia did not earn enough points to advance to the quarter-finals.