Nina Hrabovská Francelová

About author


List of authors articles

Fico or Pellegrini? Former prime ministers fight to lead Smer

Pellegrini departure would mean further radicalisation of party, warns analyst.28. May 2020, at 15:31

Peter Pellegrini (left) and Robert Fico (right)

Coronavirus forced precisely the kind of changes Slovakia's schools need

Teachers and experts urge government to keep ‘natural’ school reforms during pandemic.25. May 2020, at 18:00

Illustrative stock photo

Non-prosecutors for general prosecutor? New law faces criticism

Public grillings of GP candidates welcomed, other new measures raise controversy.21. May 2020, at 17:58

Building of the General Prosecution's office in the centre of Bratislava

Legal questions raised as border closures extended

Negotiations start on holiday ‘corridor’ to Croatia, but health experts call for people to stay in Slovakia.7. May 2020, at 19:56

Restrictions at Slovakia’s borders with Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary were extended until May 27, the government decided on May 7.

Ombudswoman: Conditions of the state quarantine should be re-evaluated

Slovakia is still a democratic state where any fundamental restrictions of rights may only be temporary.7. May 2020, at 18:16

Ombudswoman Mária Patakyová

Environmental campaigners left disappointed by government programme

Pre-election promises fail to make it into plans.1. May 2020, at 8:25

Illustrative stock photo, Trenčín

Crisis feeds extremism. Matovič gov't performance crucial to preventing it

Politicians need to be careful about their language too.29. Apr 2020, at 20:33

Not in our house

Anti-corruption pledges helped OĽaNO to power – new programme shows how they will implement them

Transparency alone is not enough, says anti-corruption group.24. Apr 2020, at 7:35

How the Matovič government plans to deal with low trust in judiciary

The plan outlined in the programme statement leaves experts cautiously optimistic.22. Apr 2020, at 18:14

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak company develops new tracing app to help in COVID-19 battle

App desperately needed, says expert.17. Apr 2020, at 9:10

Illustrative stock photo

NGOs criticised government for steps taken in Roma settlements

PM Matovič called on them to take their masks, gloves and backpacks and rush in to quarantined settlements.16. Apr 2020, at 12:06


From abroad to Slovakia: What repatriations look like

Foreigners with residence are also eligible for repatriations.9. Apr 2020, at 18:13

People arrived to state facility in Gabčíkovo to spend the obligatory quarantine there.

Foreign medical workers living in Slovakia ready to help with coronavirus crisis

The Health Ministry is looking for a way to engage them. It is one of the ways the government is looking to secure enough health care professionals to walk Slovakia through the crisis.7. Apr 2020, at 17:29

Illustrative stock photo

Coronavirus puts spotlight on neglected Roma communities

Fears over intense spread in settlements.3. Apr 2020, at 8:15

Bringing World to the Classroom

‘Infodemic’ hit Slovakia as well

Fear and uncertainty are fertile ground for spreading of false content and conspiracies.1. Apr 2020, at 16:53

Illustrative stock photo

Coronavirus might prompt a reform Slovakia's schools have needed for a long time

Remote teaching is not just fancy conference calls. Teachers have to show their resourcefulness.1. Apr 2020, at 16:38

Peter Pallo while teaching his pupils.

Green light for government to collect data from mobile phones to halt the virus

Public Health Authority will collect data from telecom operators with the exception of the content of messages and phone calls.26. Mar 2020, at 8:12

Illustrative stock photo

Slovakia's Ordinary PM takes over amid coronavirus crisis

The president appointed the cabinet of Igor Matovič on March 21.21. Mar 2020, at 14:08


Murder, corruption allegations as well as plagiarism. What will we remember about the outgoing coalition?

The coalition that emerged as the dam against extremism departs.20. Mar 2020, at 7:10

Left to right: Andrej Danko (SNS), Robert Fico (Smer), Béla Bugár (Most-Híd)

New minister will fly in from Washington

SaS put forward a top professional diplomat. Ivan Korčok is a safe pair of hands, analysts say.19. Mar 2020, at 18:02

Ivan Korčok