Michaela Terenzani

About author

Michaela Terenzani was appointed editor-in-chief in 2015. She started writing business stories for The Slovak Spectator as a freelancer in March 2007. She has been in charge of the student section, Spectator University, since October 2007 and currently covers the political news. Ms. Terenzani received her bachelor degree at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Trnava in 2006. During her studies she spent a semester at the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus. In August 2007 she was awarded an HSP Huygens scholarship by the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Science, which enabled her to do an MA programme in Euroculture. In her studies she focused on nationalism, collective memory, mythology and communication. In 2009, Ms. Terenzani received a joint MA degree in Euroculture from the University of Groningen and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

List of authors articles

Ruling parties split over attitude to Russia

Slovakia has not updated its security strategy since 2005.15. Jan 2019, at 17:12

Ľuboš Blaha

Spectacular Slovakia #17: A hidden landmark in the far west of Bratislava

Everyone has been to Devín at one time or another.9. Jan 2019, at 17:12

Devin Castle

Pellegrini: We have built a mental Berlin wall

2018 tested how advanced our democracy is, says the prime minister.2. Jan 2019, at 13:54

PM Peter Pellegrini

Kiska: Murder turned 2018 into a year of struggle for decency and justice

In his last presidential New Year’s address, the president called on citizens to continue striving for a better Slovakia.1. Jan 2019, at 13:40

President Andrej Kiska

It started with the murder of journalist. How did Slovakia change in 2018?

A year of anniversaries turned into a year of changes, protests and surprises.28. Dec 2018, at 7:30

Spectacular Slovakia #16: Put your money under your plate on Christmas Eve

Slovak Christmas traditions are about wishes for good health, positive family relations, but also money.20. Dec 2018, at 10:32


Tragedy, but not despair

February witnessed a dismal first for Slovakia, but the public did not lose hope in 2018.19. Dec 2018, at 15:30

Ján Kuciak, Martina Kušnírová were commemorated also in Bratislava, on August 26.

Everybody wants to be home for Christmas, even migrants

Flight and train tickets are hopelessly sold out by now. But what about those who cannot make it?18. Dec 2018, at 12:26

Slovak family in Australia builds a sandman instead of a snowman for Christmas.

Spectacular Slovakia #15: In Slovakia, the Christmas dinner becomes a part of your family

Prepare your taste buds, we are going to have a bite of Slovak Christmas13. Dec 2018, at 14:18


Spectacular Slovakia #14: It’s time to head east

Košice and Prešov make for a very different tourist experience than western Slovakia.6. Dec 2018, at 13:53

St. Elisabeth Dome in Košice

PM hopes to talk Lajčák out of resignation

Pellegrini insists Slovakia will stay on the euro-atlantic track.30. Nov 2018, at 12:18

Miroslav Lajčák

Spectacular Slovakia #13: At Christmas markets, you can drink bacon

Even though Christmas seems to come earlier every year, the markets in Bratislava are something to look forward to.28. Nov 2018, at 21:38


On the borders of schizophrenia

The debate over migration has reached an absurd new level.28. Nov 2018, at 9:17

Andrej Danko (left) was the first to say Slovakia shouldn't even go to Marrakesh.

How to elect your mayor

When you live in a small village, you don't care about Bratislava. At home, everything is at stake.18. Nov 2018, at 9:00

We want a decent Slovakia, people chanted in squares

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.16. Nov 2018, at 19:37

Bratislava protest November 16, 2018

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.15. Nov 2018, at 11:30

Spectacular Slovakia #11: What does a city boy from Brooklyn like about Slovakia?

Dave Rubin came to Slovakia ten years ago and has lived in Bratislava ever since.14. Nov 2018, at 17:31


It is not enough for elites to read a good newspaper

In a democracy, we need everybody to be well informed, but people are not necessarily willing to pay for quality, says Puitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.14. Nov 2018, at 13:42

Ian Johnson

Bratislava saw a campaign of unprecedented dimensions

Municipal elections in the capital and elsewhere were also marked by a smear campaign. It does not seem to have worked.13. Nov 2018, at 14:29

The candidates for Bratislava mayor, l-r: Václav Mika, Ján Mrva, Ivo Nesrovnal and Matúš Vallo

Top lawyer: Zero-tolerance for corruption is an unrealistic aim

Peter Štrpka shares his view on Slovakia’s business environment, including the lack of a qualified workforce, corruption, business laws, and security.12. Nov 2018, at 11:40

Peter Štrpka