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Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

News

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

Opinion

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Sport

Sagan rewrites historyVideo

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

News

Ex-minister Daniel Lipšic gets suspended sentence for car-crash manslaughter

In a widely publicised case which prompted then ex-minister and MP Daniel Lipšic (of the Nova party) to leave top politics, the court has decided on a suspended sentence.

Opinion

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

News

FAQ: How can foreigners vote in regional elections in Slovakia?

Currently 75,423 foreigners can influence the results of the upcoming regional elections. Here is what you need to know before visiting a polling station.

Business

Bojnice spa fears loss of thermal water due to coal mining

The spa has turned to the EP; the mine sees claims of the Bojnice spa as not expert-based and manipulating public opinion

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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.

Standard of living in Belarus is better than in Slovakia is a hoax

Hoaxes that have appeared on the Internet in Slovak over the past month

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko

Quote of the week

“We are one of the few states in Europe that does not have an air connection like Košice-Poprad-Bratislava.”

Andrej Danko

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

State agency will spend €30 million for ICT

It signed framework agreements to purchase information and telecommunication technologies.

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More patients are using medical mobile apps

Nearly one-third of patients use the mobile app regularly.


President Andrej Kiska

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

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

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.

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.

President Andrej Kiska

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Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

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

Minister Lajčák holds talks with president Trump

The topics of their talk included – among other issues – UN reform, the Middle East peace migration, human rights, North Korea and relations between the USA and Russia.

Slovak FAM Lajčák in the UN.

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.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

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.

Woodcarvers created sculptures in 40 minutes Photo

The proceeds from the fast-carving event were given to charity.

Spectacular Slovakia: Rosenfeld Palace on film Video

The palace should imitate the famous Vienna castle.


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.