Daniela Hajčáková

About author

List of authors articles

Experts and hospitals oppose the PM: Vaccination, not testing, is a priority

Vaccination rollout in Slovakia not as fast as the available vaccines would allow.13. Jan 2021, at 10:40

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that was later used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia in October 2020.

Deputy PM came from the UK and did not quarantine. What is the story behind his exemption?

Anyone can ask for an exemption at a ministry, the Public Health Authority says. Now they want to limit that option.11. Jan 2021, at 7:15

Cabinet members Marek Krajčí (l), Štefan Holý (centre) and Ivan Korčok (r) announce new restrictions for Christmastime during the December 16 press conference.

No screening in cinemas despite eased measures. Pools and fitness centres remain closed too

Some facilities are preparing to open, churches already held first services on Monday morning.18. Nov 2020, at 20:57

Churches can only let in 50-percent of their capacity of seated church-goers.

Student dorms are risky. How the situation is developing in schools

Thousands of students and pupils were quarantined at home three weeks after schools opened for the new school year.28. Sep 2020, at 18:06

The school in Trebišov.

Bratislava Region toughens up its COVID-19 measures. Here’s what you should prepare for

The measures come into force on September 14.14. Sep 2020, at 11:35

Illustrative stock photo

COVID-19 shot should be free, state not buying it for all its inhabitants yet

Slovakia has 5.4 million inhabitants, will pre-order 3 million vaccines.29. Jul 2020, at 12:28

Illustrative stock photo

Former PM was to be the new generation of Smer. Now Pellegrini is leaving

Who is Peter Pellegrini and how did he make a career in Slovak politics?11. Jun 2020, at 15:43

Peter Pellegrini

Q&A: Should parents accompany their children to school?

Schools are dealing with common, COVID-related issues differently.27. May 2020, at 13:40

Illustrative stock photo

Second wave of coronavirus epidemic will surely come, Slovakia is now better prepared

One area the country lags behind is tracking the contacts of infected cases.19. May 2020, at 16:38

Chief physician Ivan Kocan and doctor Ján Lazor check a COVID-19 patient's medical condition.

Sign language interpreter: Social media likes decided a gesture for Matovič

Barbara Randušková interprets press conferences held by PM Igor Matovič to sign language.15. Apr 2020, at 12:06

Interpreter Barbara Randušková during one of the press conferences.

Stricter abortion rules do not require coalition deal. What is in the coalition agreement?

All but one MP signed the agreement, normally just leaders of coalition parties sign this document.3. Apr 2020, at 18:02

Four coalition leaders signed the coalition agreement on March 21.

Matovič criticises COVID-19 tests. Head of the material reserves will be dismissed

The decision came after the new prime minister checked the stores.23. Mar 2020, at 12:56

Illustrative stock photo

Election winner: It would be unfair to blame us for other parties’ low vote share

Ordinary People and Independent Personalities was on 5 percent in opinion polls last year but won election with 25 percent of the vote.1. Mar 2020, at 10:13

Igor Matovic on his victorious election night.

Former dean who was fired: I should have left abroad 20 years ago

I never thought it was so easy to get rid of a professor, says Mária Bieliková.6. Feb 2020, at 16:19

Maria Bielikova
UPDATED: Feb 10, 2020 at 18:00 (IPI reaction added)

Police press charges against a prominent commentator

Charges pertain to Michal Havran's commentary in the Sme daily criticising a controversial Catholic priest.5. Feb 2020, at 15:15

Michal Havran