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Opinion

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.

Business

How does Slovakia support innovations?

Companies operating in Slovakia can benefit from state subsidies, EU resources and venture capital funds.

International

Slovaks speak the worst English in central Europe

Seven out of ten job applicants in Slovakia claim to speak English.

Culture & lifestyle

You can taste the Slovak version of Beaujolais now

This warm summer with an early harvest was a blessing for young wine.

Culture & lifestyle

Designer is famous for sex toys but also for a Prague tram

The design of a vibrator plays a role in its function more than the design of a tea kettle, says Czech designer Anna Marešová.

International

Journalists should resist the temptation to tweet

There is still a need for old-fashioned news reporters who just get the facts out there, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.

Opinion

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 480 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.

News

UPDATED: Police investigate protest organisers over Soros allegations

The National Criminal Agency wants to see the accounts of the protest organisers due to a criminal complaint alleging they are paid by George Soros.

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Matúš Vallo was elected new mayor of Bratislava.

Municipal vote: Independent candidates dominate Photo

Inhabitants of Slovak towns and villages have elected their new mayors.

Denník N: Danko is a plagiarist

The daily analysed the thesis identical to that of Parliament's Speaker Andrej Danko to find it was copied from textbooks.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko

New car park makes travelling from Devínska Nová Ves to city centre easier

The railway company ŽSR is leasing land next to railway stations for low rents to support the use of public transport.

New car park in Devínska Nová Ves

Slovakia’s middle class is the richest in the world

The number of Slovaks owning property is higher than anywhere else.

Robots can replace Slovaks at work

Industrial robots are likely to take over some jobs.

Robots assemble vehicles in the carmaker Kia Motors Slovakia.

Flying car impressed China Photo

Slovak company AeroMobil signed a cooperation agreement with a luxury car brand at the Shanghai international exhibition.

AeroMobil at the Shanghai expo.

Blog: It took me half a year to get used to halušky Audio

How do you regonise the moment when a foreign country becomes your home? Billy Altansukh, a Mongolian who now calls Slovakia home, describes it in this podcast.

Why do they let nobodies lead key EU institutions?

Quite a lot of the conventional wisdom about the European Union is simply wrong, yet political leaders across the continent continue to reinforce the public’s worst impressions.

Manfred Weber of Germany wins the race to lead the European Union's center-right parties into key EU elections in May.

Signs of life on Day of the Dead

Salmon were once a hundred times more populous on Canada’s Western coast.

Illustrative stock photo
Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Migration compact: Will Slovakia stay out?

The ruling coalition is divided over the UN document on migration. The Foreign Minister clashed with the SNS, who want to follow the example of Austria and Hungary.

Pulitzer prize winning journalist: Public lecture in Bratislava and Košice

Ian Johnson will talk in Slovakia about the ideas, faiths, and values that underpin China's rise. Register now for the lecture for free.

A 'Golden Bridge of Silk Road' structure outside the National Convention Center, the venue which held the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, in Beijing.

Slovakia does not have to compensate the Union private health insurer

The German Supreme Court dismissed the original arbitration decision against Slovakia concerning the ban on health-insurance companies’ profits.

Fried cheese has outlived socialism. Some restaurants serve it as the only vegetari-an meal.

Some meals and drinks have outlived socialism

Cod salad and fried cheese were made out of necessity. Here’s how these iconic socialist dishes became traditional Slovak meals.

Accommodation only for adventurous souls Photo

The most eastern point of Slovakia is worth seeing

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 16 and November 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

The Ondrej Nepela ice-hockey stadium during 2011 ice hockey world championship.

2019 World Hockey Championship tickets go on sale next week

The IIHF World Championship in Bratislava and Košice will take place between May 10 - 26, 2019.

Football coach Kozák resigns from his position

The most successful and longest-working Slovak coach announced he was leaving the national team of his own free will.

Ján Kozák

Košice Marathon results in several personal records Photo

The 95th year of the International Peace Marathon saw several personal records including that for best Slovak, Tibor Sahajda.

The best Slovak, Tibor Sahajda, at International Peace Marathon Košice 2018.