Anca Dragu

Anca Dragu

About author

Anca Dragu is a journalist with Radio Slovakia International, which broadcasts in Bratislava and its surroundings on 98.9FM in six languages from 6pm until 5am. More info at

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The Other Slovakia

Blog: Na zdravie!

To have alcohol producers among the sponsors of a health conference organised by the Health Ministry is a faux pas, as the French would say (with or without a glass of champagne in hand). Anca Dragu14. Oct 2016, at 14:03
The centre of Modra
I arrived in Slovakia on January 6, 2000, after a whole night spent in the famous “Dacia” express train from Bucharest to Vienna. The streets were quite empty and most shops were closed. Anca Dragu23. Sep 2016, at 9:25
“How do you translate slniečkar in English?” I ask my Slovak colleague. “Ha! I don’t know what it exactly means in Slovak either.” Anca Dragu19. Aug 2016, at 11:30
Slovakia, the country of good ideas where “science is done only by some crazy enthusiasts”. Anca Dragu22. Jul 2016, at 6:10
The Other Slovakia

Blog: Taxi!

Calling a taxi if you don't speak Slovak is quite a challenge.
Taking a taxi at 2am in Bratislava can lead to a very detailed “grass root” analysis of the labour market, education system and local mentality, a psychoanalytical peep into the lifestyle of Slovakia’s elite or a… Anca Dragu24. Jun 2016, at 11:50
There are only three licenced female neurosurgeons currently in this country with a handful of others still in training. Anca Dragu27. May 2016, at 13:05
The Other Slovakia

Blog: What's in a title?

Labour Minister Ján Richter ascribes the increase to the inflow of university graduates
Slovaks love titles, plenty of them, both in front and after their names, which creates comical situations, especially for foreigners who are not used to them. 30. Apr 2016, at 6:00
In Zvolen, in Nitra, near Brezno, there are billboards in which Kotleba thanks voters for support.
Two weeks after parliamentary elections I went to Revúca to test some of the hypotheses explaining the election results. I wonder how many of the 17 percent of locals who voted for the party of the regional governor… Anca Dragu31. Mar 2016, at 9:44
Roma settlement in Markušovce
Helena does not have any academic title before or after her name. She is a Roma healthcare assistant. She belongs to my “other Slovakia” – the open, enthusiastic, and daring one. Anca Dragu5. Feb 2016, at 7:15