Jana Liptáková

Jana Liptáková

About author

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

Owls indicate spring is coming

Male owls lured by bird calls fly in to take a look at the intruder.17. Feb 2019, at 10:16

Long-eared owl

Stravinsky: Listening is an effort, and just hearing is no merit

Winter edition of the prominent chamber music festival Konvergencie focuses on Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.13. Feb 2019, at 17:14

Igor Stravinsky and Robert Roth

Curator’s investigation leads to mystery with a loose end

The stories of artefacts in collections of galleries or museums are sometimes more interesting than the artefacts themselves.8. Feb 2019, at 8:10

Tiny Okimono depicting a fisherman with a boy

Slovakia needs to increase labour productivity to match wages in western Europe

Average wage exceeds €1,000, but Slovak wages are still among the lowest in the EU.7. Feb 2019, at 16:58

Wages in Slovakia increase at a significant pace.

What is it like to work at a business service centre?

These are some positions and examples of successful career growth at Slovakia's BSCs.4. Feb 2019, at 9:30

BSCs offer positions in finance, IT, marketing, HR and more.

Hviezdoslavovo Square has a peculiar history

It was not only a promenade and a place of entertainment, but people could shop, send mail or visit their tailor.1. Feb 2019, at 16:09

Hviezdoslavovo Square on a historical postcard

Which are the largest business service centres in Slovakia?

Analysis of the segment of centres that serve the entire world from Slovakia.30. Jan 2019, at 13:53

BSCs in Slovakia now specialise in providing services with high added value.

Current standing of BSC sector would have sounded like utopia 20 years ago

The sector has grown into one of the pillars of Slovakia’s economy.28. Jan 2019, at 11:45

Rastislav Chovanec, state secretary of the Economy Ministry

While Brussels is proud of one urinating boy, Manneken Pis, Bratislava has four.

The fountain marking the first coronation in the city will get back its Renaissance look.25. Jan 2019, at 16:28

Maximilian Fountain in Bratislava

Maya expert: The world we live in is not the only one possible

Leading Slovak expert contributes to rewriting Maya history.18. Jan 2019, at 12:13

Milan Kováč

Slovakia breaks record in car production, but future is electric

This year will be extremely demanding for the car industry in Slovakia.17. Jan 2019, at 19:56

Suppliers are an integral part of the automotive industry in Slovakia

Lack of qualified labour is an issue for suppliers, too.11. Jan 2019, at 9:54

Matador Holding is a premium Slovak Tier 1 supplier of the automotive industry.

Why a Pyramid?

As the only upside-down pyramid in the world it conceals a unique slide atrium, even creating a spiritual space.11. Jan 2019, at 5:55

The ceremonially lit upside-down pyramid

Slovakia among countries hard Brexit would hit the heaviest

These are seven events expected in Slovakia’s economy in 2019.10. Jan 2019, at 16:29

The third block of the nuclear power station in Mochovce is planned to be put into operation during the second quarter of 2019.

Let’s take a ride on the Bratislava underground

Bratislava - The Magic Metropolis takes you on a tour of Bratislava on an imaginary underground.21. Dec 2018, at 14:15

The fictitious metro in Bratislava has 14 stations through which travellers can explore the city.

Jaguar Land Rover does not hide its ambitious electric plans

Building a plant on a green field enabled the installation of different technologies21. Dec 2018, at 11:30

Alexander Wortberg, operations director of the JLR plant in Nitra

Economic boom drives investments in real estate

The arrival of Jaguar Land Rover is impacting the industrial as well as residential real estate market.19. Dec 2018, at 17:02

The new bus station in Bratislava is under construction.

Bratislava: Where to go for mulled wine and Christmas presents?

Urban Market and the Good Market offer designer pieces and bio products.5. Dec 2018, at 19:00

The Christmas Market at Main Square in Bratislava

The budget is balanced for the first time

Economists point to budgetary risks.5. Dec 2018, at 13:42

Slovak parliament, illustrative stock photo

Marking a 50th birthday with contemporary music

Contemporary music is finding its audience in Slovakia.2. Dec 2018, at 5:10

Ivan Šiller