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Jana Liptáková

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Jana Liptáková has been with The Slovak Spectator since 2004. After three years of serving as a part-time contributor and freelancer for the culture section, Ms. Liptáková joined The Slovak Spectator full-time as a culture writer and photographer in April 2007. Before joining the Spectator, Ms. Liptáková worked with the TASR newswire and later Slovakia’s first private newswire, SITA, for more than 15 years. Ms. Liptakova covers culture and business and she is the newspaper’s photographer.Ms Liptáková graduated with a Masters of Sciences degree (awarded for extended study) from the Technical University in Trnava, majoring in materials science and technology.

List of authors articles

Kempelen invented much more than just the Turk, a chess-playing automatonPhoto

The exhibition reveals the secret of the Turk and it was not the legless chess player hidden inside.14. Sep 2018, at 11:21

Andrej Groll with the model of the Turk - chess-playing automaton.

US investments include IT companies, automotive suppliers, a steelmaker and morePhoto

Five different examples of US investments 
in Slovakia.10. Sep 2018, at 6:30

The Amazon returns centre in Sereď

A time of grape harvesting festivitiesPhoto

Let’s taste the local specialty, burčiak, a slightly fermented grape juice at vinobranie.7. Sep 2018, at 10:59

Vinobranie in Pezinok

White water centre not just for professionalsPhoto

Visitors can enjoy kayaking, rafting and as well as surfing near Bratislava6. Sep 2018, at 10:40

Surfing on the man-made wave in Divoká Voda resort in Čunovo.

US companies bring higher added value to Slovakia

The labour force shortage is also an issue for members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia.5. Sep 2018, at 6:30

Ronald Blaško

The anti-shell law gets a face lift

While the Justice Ministry claims it is only ironing out the bugs, some critics fear the law will lose its teeth.29. Aug 2018, at 8:30

The Register of Public Sector Partners

Bratislava almost became Wilson’s TownPhoto

Today, there is a street named after the US president, a commemorative plaque, his bust as well as a book and film inspired by those turbulent times.25. Aug 2018, at 11:27

The scene from the film Wilsonov in which Bratislava, then-Wilsonov, prepares for signing an agreement on joining the city with the USA.

Historical heating plant will return to life with a different functionPhoto

Renovated industrial buildings reward people with good energy and a special atmosphere not found in any new building.24. Aug 2018, at 14:15

The space below the concrete storage bins looks like a sacred space.

The invasion was followed by a devastating “normalisation” process

The remnants of normalisation and its mentality have left traces on the people of this country, preventing Slovakia from becoming a more developed civil society, says historian.22. Aug 2018, at 11:46

A tank in Bratislava during the August invasion in 1968.

German investors keep coming to Slovakia, bringing more automation

Corruption remains to be a problem, companies say.13. Aug 2018, at 6:30

Established in 1991, Volkswagen Slovakia has developed into the biggest private employer in Slovakia.

The biggest car maker, energy company and family businesses have found their way to SlovakiaPhoto

Seven different stories of German investments in Slovakia.13. Aug 2018, at 6:30

Slovakia is revamping support of renewable energy sources

New legislation keeps a controversial tariff paid by electricity producers10. Aug 2018, at 5:17

Also Slovakia is harnessing solar energy.

Bratislava looks different from a kayakPhoto

The oldest water sports club in Slovakia organises a kayak school for the public.9. Aug 2018, at 13:20

The Dunajčík canoe club has been running a kayak school for the third year.

Slovakia welcomes the halt in the escalation of US-EU trade war

Possible increase of tariffs on European cars imported to the US would hurt Slovakia3. Aug 2018, at 15:30

Rare piece of architecture in Bratislava will return to lifePhoto

The historical town hall in Bratislava’s Prievoz from the Functionalism period will be restored3. Aug 2018, at 8:50

The former town hall in Prievoz

Expert: client prefers to build a personal relationship to a vintage Porsche than to government bond Nr 229

Paintings, archive wine and vintage cars also appeal to Slovak investors27. Jul 2018, at 16:50

The auction house Soga holds regular auctions.

You will not make good ice cream without lovePhoto

Bratislava offers a range of ice cream shops offering traditional as well as innovative flavours like pineapple with radish shoots or violet.27. Jul 2018, at 13:50

Luculus ice cream shop was launched already in 1954.

Movies under an open sky feel differently than in an air-conditioned cinemaPhoto

The popularity of outdoor cinemas is increasing in Bratislava19. Jul 2018, at 9:10

Bažant Kinematograf on the Magio Pláž beach

Creator of the Krav Maga self-defense system was from BratislavaPhoto

The versatile athlete Imi Lichtenfeld finally has a memorial plaque in the Slovak capital.13. Jul 2018, at 16:41

Unveiling of the commemorative plaque: curator Michal Vaněk, Yaron Lichtenstein, BKIS director Vladimír Grežo and Museum of Jewish Culture's director Pavol Mešťan, from left.

Zero Euro banknotes with Slovak motifs generate unexpected demand

Souvenir banknotes have become a collectors’ phenomenon in Slovakia.12. Jul 2018, at 12:49

The souvenir banknote with the SNP Monument in the background.