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Nina Francelová

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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.23. Feb 2017, at 15:34

What is the deal with palm oil?

Cookies, lipstick, shampoo, margarine, chocolate, soap, toothpaste, and even biodiesel. We are all likely to have used palm oil because many products we use and eat contain it. There is a controversy about palm oil,…23. Feb 2017, at 15:28

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Slovak helping in Greece: Tough weather conditions causing trouble in refugee camps

Better education would help Slovaks understand the people that end up becoming refugees, says Monika Svetlíkova.8. Feb 2017, at 19:25

Monika Svetlíková

Handmade in Slovakia, sold to the world

Crotchet swimwear by Anna Kosturová worn by American and Canadian celebrities, and a furry bag from the workroom of Nikoleta Rajnáková owned by the CEO of Instagram are but two examples of Slovak handmade products…3. Feb 2017, at 6:30

Dajana Rodriguez

Slovakia needs to prepare for Brexit homecomers

With approximately 75,000 Slovaks living and working in the UK the question arises: will the "hard Brexit" send some of them home?26. Jan 2017, at 13:30

Theresa May

New rules could help fight extremism more effectively

People today have the feeling that they can write whatever they like on online platforms without punishment, but this is due to the imperfect application of the law, says analyst.16. Jan 2017, at 7:30

Extremist groups in Slovakia are becoming more visible.

Home-schooling: There are still points to develop

Home-schooling has been legal in Slovakia for eight years, the announced school reform should bring more changes.21. Dec 2016, at 16:05

Bratislava officially has 2,000 homeless, estimated number is more than double

For the first time in history, Bratislava counted the homeless people living on its streets. Volunteers sought to obtain statistical data, but also to find out how to help.21. Dec 2016, at 13:20

Bad results of PISA tests: Should we be concerned?

Poor education will influence the economy of the country. PISA testing speaks volumes about the ability of pupils to use their knowledge and apply it to a new situation, a quality that is becoming ever more…19. Dec 2016, at 7:20

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Childcare in the parliament? In Slovakia, not for now

In some western democracies, public institutions lead the way in promoting gender equality. In Slovakia it is the other way around.6. Dec 2016, at 19:00

The new government of Iveta Radičová faces some tough tasks over the next four years.

Homeless people: We are not all the same

“Gambling, losing a job, alcohol addiction or an accident. There are a million reasons people end up on the street,” says a shelter employee.15. Nov 2016, at 15:04

A room at Mea Culpa

School system waits to see changes

Compulsory education from the age of five, more demanding admission exams to university teaching programmes, or rising teachers’ salaries. Education Minister Peter Plavčan introduced his draft national education…10. Nov 2016, at 11:10

There should be fewer schools and teachers.

Mečiar's amnesties? Slovak youth don't know what they are

Most students haven’t even noticed the death of former president Kováč, a history teacher from Bratislava says.27. Oct 2016, at 15:30

Vladimír Mečiar (left) and Michal Kováč shake hands as the latter leaves office in March 1998.

New direction for the opposition?

Since the collapse of the Radičová government in 2012, divisions among the centre-right continue to deepen. Observers look to newly-introduced parties for the potential to bring about change.25. Oct 2016, at 16:34

Richard Rybníček

Everyone against Kotleba? Appeal on candidates to connect

A recent appeal calls on parties to join forces behind one candidate: virtually anyone who can beat the incumbent far-right governor.14. Oct 2016, at 6:30

Marian Kotleba

Early nights could harm Bratislava's tourism

Opening hours of restaurants and pubs not just “Bratislava’s thing”.5. Oct 2016, at 14:21