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It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.


Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Culture & lifestyle

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo EmbankmentPhoto

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.


Lozorno boasts most developed plant for assembling car wheels in EuropePhoto

The PTG company has developed tailor-made robots for this assembly plant near Bratislava.


Blog: HR Marketing: Not everybody can be Google!

It is important to know who your target audience is and the position you aspire to achieve as an employer on the market.

Culture & lifestyle

Bratislava concert of Depeche Mode unstoppable despite rainPhoto

The stop in the Slovak capital of the famous band was part of their Global Spirit Tour, promoting the latest album.


The idea of Slovakia

What does this country stand for? Slovaks could – and should – shout a little louder about what they have achieved, and where they want to go.


Wooden toothbrushes prompt small-scale industrial revival in BratislavaPhoto

To begin with, young enthusiast Roman Kovács just wanted to change his local environment for the better, and to help people.

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The furneral march of the two deceased firemen-rescuers who died in the helicopter crash (Radoslav Lacko and Peter Toďor). from the fire station to the Concathedral of St Nicolas in Prešov, May 16.

Technical failure seems to be behind police helicopter crash

Black boxes will be sent to the US for examination in a thorough investigation.

The launch of the first Slovak satellite set

After several problems with the American Falcon 9 rocket, the satellite is now expected to be sent into orbit from India.

Presentation of the first Slovak satellite named skCUBE.

Slovak climber dies on Mount Everest

Vladimír Štrba managed to climb the southern subsidiary peak of the tallest mountain in the world but did not have strength enough to return.

V. Štrba in Namche Bazaar with Tenji Sherpa and famous climber Ueli Steck who also died recently in an attempt to climb Everest.

The construction of new Bratislava bus station kicks off Photo

Construction is starting with a 125-metre administration tower, and will continue with the new bus station premises in summer.

Slovakia wants bigger balance in mutual trade with China

Slovakia wants to participate in China’s New Silk Road project.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near decorations depicting a modern high speed train and Chinese Admiral Zheng, who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century, in Beijing on May 14.

PM Fico: Investors should clearly declare whether they have encountered corruption or not

Representatives of the biggest investors in Slovakia met with Fico to discuss the local business environment.

PM Robert Fico meeting with representatives of big investors in Slovakia.

Testing the Teflon

A year after the Bašternák case began, nothing seem to be sticking to the interior minister. Yet.

Blog: Here comes my permit, at last

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

Blog: Companies need not be perfect, but they must be ready to admit a mistake

Companies must learn to empathize with their target group – with their needs and expectations.

The increase in revenues for online ads has taken a bite out of the advertising in print media.

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

Will the New Silk Road pass through Slovakia?

Economy Minister Peter Žiga attends major meeting on the project in Beijing.

Prague to hold anti-corruption march as well

Slovaks living abroad care about their homeland and call for an investigation of the corruption scandals.

Slovak experts to train Iraqi soldiers

Slovakia will send specialists to Iraq to train members of their army in mine clearance, ground maintenance and special operations.

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš during the May 17 cabinet session.

Visualisaion of the rebuilt SNG.

Reconstruction of the Slovak National Gallery goes on Photo

After completion, it will offer top exhibition spaces, a library, a multifunctional cinema hall, cafés and a lot of free public space.

Asteroid named after Slovak scientist

An asteroid bears the name Vladobahýl.

Ilusstrative stock photo

Women fitness up to 163 cm: Michaela Pavleová (centre) and Alexandra Kovalská (r).

Slovak fitness successful across most categories Photo

Slovak athletes won 8 gold medals, 1 silver and 3 bronze at the European championship in bodybuilding and fitness 2017.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.

General Prosecutor finds no evidence that Weiss did anything wrong

The ruling confirmed the verdict of the District Prosecutor’s Office, Bratislava I which found that the football player did not drive the car.

Vladimír Weiss Junior