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Michaela Terenzani

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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.

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There is still work to be done

2018 is not a re-run of 1989, but there is a connection.22. Mar 2018, at 16:37

Bratislava, March 16

President will not appoint Pellegrini cabinet as proposed

There should be no people who could raise independence concerns, Kiska suggests. Pellegrini has until Friday to submit a new proposal.20. Mar 2018, at 12:17

Andrej Kiska

Pellegrini’s cabinet bets on a non-partisan interior minister

Nine ministers remain unchanged, the interior to be led by “a man from Drucker’s team”. Here are the names Pellegrini wants in his cabinet.19. Mar 2018, at 16:21

Jozef Ráž is proposed to become the new interior minister.

Fico is going. So why does the crisis continue?

These 10 answers will help you understand why the coalition’s decision to rebuild the government from scratch does not satisfy the critics and protesting masses.15. Mar 2018, at 12:32

Most-Híd chair Béla Bugár comes to the Government Office, March 13.

UPDATED: Fico is ready to resign tomorrow

There will be no early elections, Bugár has agreed with Fico on the PM's resignation. Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská ends too. Peter Pellegrini expected to be the new PM.14. Mar 2018, at 19:39

Fico is ready to resign.

Coalition's Most-Híd wants early elections, what comes next? A quick overview

Early elections are the most probable answer to the crisis the country is going through.13. Mar 2018, at 16:07

Bugár, Danko, Fico (left to right) finally met on August 25. They smiled into the cameras even though they did not resolve all their issues.

This is not where it ends

Slovakia’s current government will collapse, but that should not distract us from focusing on the murder investigation.13. Mar 2018, at 12:46

#allforjan gathering in Bratislava on March 2.

Most-Híd calls for early elections

They insist coalition needs to agree on early elections, otherwise Most-Hid leaves government. Fico refused early elections in talks with Bugar.12. Mar 2018, at 23:32

Bela Bugar leaves amid talks of his party leadership to talk to his coalition partners.

Fico: Kaliňák was the best interior minister

Interior minister, who faced a number of scandals during his career, resigns, but coalition might still fall.12. Mar 2018, at 20:43

Fico with Kaliňák at a government session.

Kaliňák resigns

Two weeks into the political crisis triggered by the murder of a journalist, the interior minister steps down, but his resignation may no longer suffice as a solution.12. Mar 2018, at 11:10

Robert Kalinak

Prosecutor accuses the interior minister of corruption scheme

Special Prosecutor Vasil Špirko blows the whistle on Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák and former finance minister, Ján Počiatek, filing a criminal complaint. Top police officers face criminal complaints, too.8. Mar 2018, at 15:44

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Murder investigation: What we know so far and what are the main independence concerns

Presence of prominent criminal agency head at the crime scene raises concerns of impartiality. Vadala speaks out.7. Mar 2018, at 16:16

Antonino Vadala

Who is George Soros and why is Fico’s mention of him a problem?

Fico uses the language of Orbán and Trump.6. Mar 2018, at 14:50

Viktor Orbán and Robert Fico enjoy good relations.

Robert Fico enters the ranks of the conspiracy theorists

This a good moment to ask those people in his government who still enjoy some modicum of international credit, like Lucia Žitňanská or Miroslav Lajčák, if they are still ready to be part of Fico’s show.5. Mar 2018, at 17:45

Hungarian PM Orbán with Slovak counterpart, Fico.
UPDATED: 4. Mar 2018, at 11:33

Murder of journalist: A short guide to the current political situation in Slovakia

Here are the names you need to know to understand how the unprecedented murder of a journalist, Ján Kuciak, and his fiancee, Martina Kušnírová, have affected Slovakia.3. Mar 2018, at 20:51

Gašpar, Fico, and Kaliňák (right to left). The one million euros that the government offers for information about the murder is displayed on the table.

Head of Reporters Without Borders: We will monitor if the investigation is independentVideo

Christophe Deloire of Reporters Without Borders says leaders who have insulted journalists in the past need to apologise and commit to protecting journalists in the future.2. Mar 2018, at 21:29

Christphe Deloire addresses the crowd in Bratislava

Sme daily editor-in-chief: We are now deciding what the world will be like after the murder

By stepping down, the culture minister ruined Robert Fico’s script that consequences were not necessary, says Beata Balogová.1. Mar 2018, at 13:14

Beata Balogová

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