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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

Automotive industry and e-commerce drive the industrial sector

Western Slovakia with Bratislava remains the strongest locality.19. Nov 2018, at 14:48

Prologis Park Bratislava

Touring wine cellars in BratislavaPhoto

Nearly 30 wine cellars and wineries were opened in the boroughs of Rača, Nové Mesto, Vajnory and Devín during the first edition of Po Bratislavských Vínnych Pivniciach event.16. Nov 2018, at 9:35

Wine tasting in Pivnica u Štefana in Devín.

While France has Beaujolais Nouveau, Slovakia has St Catherine's wines

This warm summer with an early harvest was a blessing for young wine.14. Nov 2018, at 16:32

St Catherine's wines

Seven must-see exhibitions from the Month of PhotographyPhoto

Bratislava hosts the 28th year of the photography festival.8. Nov 2018, at 5:33

Former teahouse next to the old, Soviet-era Afghan Exhibition of Economic &Social Achievements in Kabul, 2001

Slovakia will elect the next mayors and councillors on Saturday

Foreigners with permanent residence can cast their vote as well.7. Nov 2018, at 22:32

Slovakia still lags in innovation

The state should make application of adopted strategies its priority, experts claim.7. Nov 2018, at 7:00

Robots assemble vehicles in the carmaker Kia Motors Slovakia.

Alexander Matušek: The automotive industry will undergo revolutionary changes

The Slovak Spectator spoke with the new president of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) Alexander Matušek about the challenges the Slovak automotive industry faces and more.5. Nov 2018, at 13:40

President of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) Alexander Matušek.

Automotive industry gets a boost but also faces challenges

The biggest challenges the automotive industry in Slovakia faces are the ability to remain competitive, the availability of a quality labour force and regulations.5. Nov 2018, at 13:40

New plant of Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra

The murder of Filipino expat Henry Acorda has not made Bratislava a less safe city

Incumbent Bratislava Mayor Ivo Nesrovnal running for re-election does not agree with the opinion that some parts of Bratislava are turning into no-go zones.2. Nov 2018, at 14:53

Ivo Nesrovnal

Moving the Foreigners' Police to Vajnory is an improvement

But more can be done for foreigners, says Vajnory Mayor and candidate for the mayor of the capital, Jan Mrva.29. Oct 2018, at 17:04

Ján Mrva

Bratislava on the brink of historyPhoto

Not only personalities, but also their sculptures experienced turbulent times.29. Oct 2018, at 7:40

Ceremonial unveiling of the sculpture of T. G . Masaryk on October 28, 2010.

Whale is bringing magical Icelandic music to BratislavaVideo

Hvalur, the first festival of Icelandic music in central Europe, will present established Icelandic musicians as well as rising stars.23. Oct 2018, at 8:23

Hugar will be one of Icelandic formations that will perform at Hvalur, festival of Icelandic music.

Mika: Bratislava needs to define what kind of city it is

Former top media manager Václav Mika believes experiences from running the public-service broadcaster can be useful in running the capital.18. Oct 2018, at 13:04

Václav Mika

Being a giant insect for a whilePhoto

Goethe Institute in Bratislava is hosting a virtual reality project inspired by Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis.11. Oct 2018, at 12:33


Four-legged mowers return Veľkolélsky Island to lifePhoto

Rare hoopoes again nest on the island and fishes spawn in the re-opened Danube arm.10. Oct 2018, at 8:01

Veľkolélsky Island is bordered by the Danube River on one side.

He was a genius sculptor, but there is almost no memory of him in Bratislava

Sculpture of Maria Theresa by Ján Fadrusz was once the most photographed landmark in the city.5. Oct 2018, at 13:25

The bust of Ján Fadrusz with the legendary sculpture of Maria Theresa in the backyard.

Vallo: Bratislavans love their city, but are angry with it

Architect Matúš Vallo says politicians turning foreigners into a problem to gain political points are responsible for the murder of Henry Acorda.1. Oct 2018, at 11:39

Matúš Vallo

Slovak population is getting older and smaller

The demographic development poses risks.1. Oct 2018, at 6:30

Slovakia is one of the most ageing countries in the European Union. It needs to adapt to the change in its population’s age structure.

New generations enter job market

Millennians and Generation Z want more freedom.1. Oct 2018, at 6:30

Younger generations are trying to shape the labour market, but not all employers are willing to respect their demands.

Ten things you need to know so you don't get lost during the White Night festivalPhoto

"A manual" for the festival; organisers have prepared a map, routes and a mobile app to guide visitors and help them get oriented.27. Sep 2018, at 16:29