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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

Revitalised industrial building offers work, entertainment and housing

Mlynica is an excellent example of successful conversion of unused industrial building.15. Jun 2018, at 15:25

Mlynica

What are the reasons behind low wages in Slovakia?

The average wage costs per Slovak employee accounts for only 44 percent of the EU average.15. Jun 2018, at 8:29

Collector Eugen Bárkány did not distinguish between high and low art

The Jewish Community Museum pays a tribute to its initiator.10. Jun 2018, at 8:30

Eugen Bárkány painting in old Bratislava.

Insurers and the Finance Ministry are haggling over insurance tax

While insurance companies claim that the new tax will increase insurance prices, the Finance Ministry does not see any reason for it.8. Jun 2018, at 0:22

Despite natural disasters Slovakia has been experiencing, insurance penetration of only around 3 percent.

Want to fly a Boeing?Photo

Visitors can try to save the plane or land a Boeing 737 at the world’s most dangerous airports1. Jun 2018, at 13:35

The simulator is an exact copy of Boeing 737's cockpit interior, including the control wheels, knobs, switches, buttons and monitors.

Why is Slovakia losing competitiveness?

The almost absolute dependence of Slovakia on the automotive industry remains its Achilles’ heel.31. May 2018, at 15:08

Parks and gardens will reveal their secrets againPhoto

People can visit 23 parks and gardens in Bratislava during the Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens.31. May 2018, at 7:00

A private garden opened during one of previous years of the Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens.

The Nordic walker with the best technique in the world is SlovakPhoto

For Lucia Okoličányová, Nordic walking has become her love of life and philosophy25. May 2018, at 9:17

Lucia Okoličányová

GDPR: Lack of clarity bothers companies the most

Companies work hard to prepare for GDPR.24. May 2018, at 12:47

Illustrative stock photo

Revolution in personal data is coming

Are the companies ready for GDPR?24. May 2018, at 12:39

Illustrative stock photo

Remnants of the barbed-wire fence recall a totalitarian past

The last fragments and replicas of the physical Iron Curtain are in Devínska Nová Ves and Petržalka18. May 2018, at 13:47

The memorial and replica of the barbed-wire fence and several tank barriers

Retirement age may be capped in Slovakia

Future generations will pay for this.17. May 2018, at 22:07

The ceremonial hall on the Jewish cemetery was already unique when it was builtPhoto

The recent restoration has returned the building its original austere beauty11. May 2018, at 13:06

Ceremonial hall

What mysteries are concealed by the crown topping St Martin’s Cathedral?Photo

Lightning struck the cathedral’s tower several times and the crown has several bulletholes4. May 2018, at 13:50

The crown from the St Martin's Cathedral after restoration in 2010.

Government postpones plan for balanced budget, again

The ageing of the population poses a risk for development in public finances3. May 2018, at 18:35

There are three basic security rules

What should you do when using your phone for payments?30. Apr 2018, at 6:35

Slovaks love technological novelties

The virtualisation of bank cards is the latest technological trend.30. Apr 2018, at 6:30

Bank experts expect the number of users paying by phone to increase.

Tree-cutting on the Danube’s bank angered nature conservationists

Water management company cites anti-flood measures27. Apr 2018, at 14:29

Tree-cutting on the Danube’s bank

New legislation orders firms to disclose salaries in job offers

HR experts see it as a good idea in a bad form26. Apr 2018, at 14:36

Illustrative stock photo

Manual for making Bratislava a better city

Architect Matúš Vallo, with dozens of other experts, wrote the Plan Bratislava book. He will run for mayor.25. Apr 2018, at 18:45

Matúč Vallo, left, with some experts who worked on teh book with him.

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