Opinion

Right of reply changes send wrong message on press freedom

How can a government that spends time looking for new ways to harass the press be trusted to secure accountability for the state’s failure to protect journalists?

Journalists, who were screened in 2017, are considering turning to court.
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Why are they passing a law for politicians instead of protecting journalists?

Right of reply was introduced out of the wrong motivation with wrong timing.

The media is freer, but also feels less secure.
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The court has toughened the sentence for Acorda's killer

Convicted Juraj Hossu initially received six years in prison this May.

The regional court in Bratislava overturns the district court's previous decision in the Henry Acorda case on September 17. Acorda's murderer Juraj Hossu will spend nine years in prison
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Right of reply returns to the Press Code amid criticism

Politicians can reply only if the information published about them is not true.

The parliament passes changes to the Press Code on September 17, 2019. Amendments were submitted by Smer MP Dušan Jarjabek (picture)
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PM Pellegrini survives no-confidence vote

The session was finally held after several unsuccessful attempts.

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini during the parliamentary session on September 13, during which MPs backed the proposal for a vote of no confidence against him.
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Nobelist: Molecular machines can work like smart drugs

In science things often go wrong, sometimes for a long time, but these failures can lead to something beautiful, says 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate Ben Feringa.

Ben Feringa during a lecture at the Comenius University. He visited Slovakia at the invitation of the Slovak Chemical Society at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) and his stay was supported by Comenius University in Bratislava, the Embassy of the Netherlands to Slovakia and the ESET Foundation within the ESET Science Award project.
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Travel

The magic of the present: Gaderská dolina

The valley in Veľká Fatra is home to amazing flora and fauna.

Blatnica Castle
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UK government launches a campaign before Brexit

The new campaign informs the public about specific actions they need to take to secure their rights and services in their host country.

A Pro EU protestor holds balloons opposite parliament in London, on September 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism on the same day that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by October 31.

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Foreigners invisible to most Slovaks

People do not have a clue how many foreigners live in Slovakia. At the same time, they do not trust them, a recent poll shows.

A new website helps foreigners return home

The website is available in four languages, including English and Russian.

Foreigners who wish to return home from Slovakia can seek help from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

For a Decent Slovakia protest gatherings return

Several cities in Slovakia and abroad will hold events on September 20.

The For a Decent Slovakia protests will be held around the country on September 20, including in the biggest cities like Bratislava and Košice
Jaguar Land Rover reveals the new Defender model, which will be produced in its Nitra plant, Slovakia.
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A legend returns: The Land Rover Defender will be made in Slovakia

The new model will be sold in 128 countries as of spring 2020.

The Vydrica project will transform Bratislava’s city centre near the castle

The area under the Bratislava Castle has been abandoned for decades.

A visualisation of the Vydrica Project
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Brose will employ 400 people in Prievidza

The company has also opened a new dual education centre.

Brose Prievidza will create 400 new jobs in the city of Prievidza. The firm has launched a new dual education centre as well
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Integration/inclusion of Roma children is crucial, illustrative stock photo.

When bryndza is over… reality sinks in

Foreigners cannot avoid paying higher kindergarten fees. Where's the justice in that?

Blog: The innovation imperative

The time for a radical change is now! Peter Kolesár, Partner, Civitta Slovakia, maps out the necessary steps on the path to an innovative economy, Slovakia's chance to remain competitive and mitigate a looming…

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What are we protecting Europe from?

The European Commission does not want to protect us from the sushi that Commissioners have for lunch. They mean migrants.

Bratislava's Janko Kráľ Park is the oldest park in central Europe.
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The riskiest selfie location in Slovakia. Do you know where it is?

An easy hike takes tourists to a place where people risk the most for a photo.

Not just a home for bats

Two extraordinary caves near Banská Bystrica are freely accessible

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Gemer: The poorest but spectacular region remains undiscovered

Explore the region with US graduate Hannah Falchuk. She spent one year in Revúca, one of the region's centres.

Cyclists ride through the Great Plain (Veľká lúka) in the Muránska planina national park, central Slovakia. Tourists can rent an e-bike in the village of Muráň, which lies in the national park.
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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 13 and September 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Robots saves lives, but they can also destroy them

While horror stories involving artificial intelligence are works of fiction, AI is not without its dangers.

Health care is one of the areas already using artificial intelligence.

Once upon a time in a director's illustrious career

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film pays homage to and makes fun of some of the absurdities of show business.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film.
Michal Buček

Slovak triathlete awarded for saving his competitor's life

Michal Buček helped another triathlete last September during a race in the Yellow Sea.

Activities adrenaline junkies can enjoy in Slovakia

Become a race car driver at Slovakia Ring and jump off a chimney in Pezinok.

Adrenaline junkies can try skywalking up at the UFO Tower in Bratislava.
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Peter Sagan wins his seventh green jersey at Tour de France

The cyclist topped the leaderboard after the third stage.

Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, stands on the podium after the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, on July 28, 2019.
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