About author

Michaela Terenzani was appointed editor-in-chief in 2015. She started writing for The Slovak Spectator as a freelancer in March 2007. 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 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

Last Week in Slovakia

Two nominees for Record of the Year released within a week

Arguably, only a handful of journalists are likely to hear all 39 hours of Gorilla, but the public will no doubt jump at some sequences.16. Oct 2019, at 17:48

Protests over the Gorilla scandal drew thousands into Slovakia’s squares.

Čaputová on Threema: We should be just when demanding justice

The president labelled the Threema scandal, if confirmed, “the biggest failure” of the Slovak judiciary.10. Oct 2019, at 13:28

President Zuzana Čaputová

What’s the cause?

Pro-life and pro-climate action marches attracted large but differing numbers last weekend. Why?23. Sep 2019, at 14:13

Protesters: The most important task is now ahead of us

For a Decent Slovakia protests continued around Slovakia on September 20. Two more gatherings are planned before the 2020 election.20. Sep 2019, at 20:43

For a Decent Slovakia protest in Bratislava, September 20, 2019.

Kočner in court: Old report to disprove the involvement of a late attorney

To the best of our knowledge, the promissory notes are forged, Markíza director said in court.10. Sep 2019, at 21:59

Marian Kočner and his lawyer Marek Para in court.

Kočner in court: Tóth testified, but public was sent out

Trial with Marian Kočner in the forged promissory notes case took place in Bratislava on September 9. This is what he told the court.9. Sep 2019, at 22:28

Marian Kočner in court.

Kočner in court: I did not know what promissory notes were

Peter Tóth, his former collaborator now testifying against him, is expected in court this afternoon.9. Sep 2019, at 8:16

Marian Kočner (centre) in court.
UPDATED September 3, 2019 at 21:47

Jankovská yields to pressure and resigns

State secretary stepped down on the heels of the Threema scandal, but insists she never communicated with Kočner.3. Sep 2019, at 15:14

September 3, 2019: Jankovská arrives to the press conference to announce her resignation

What we have learned this summer

Depressingly, it is not just the fashion of the 1990s that is making a comeback in Slovakia.21. Aug 2019, at 8:28

Marian Kočner
Interview with Slovak Ambassador to the US

The US have invested a lot into our region politically

Now they recognise they need to take care of that investment, says Slovak Ambassador to the US Ivan Korčok.20. Aug 2019, at 14:25

Ivan Korčok in Washington.

Who wants to replace Smer and rule in Slovakia?

What's going on in the Slovak opposition.13. Aug 2019, at 11:51

Ex-president Andrej Kiska has collected 10,000 signatures for registration of his party, Za ľudí.

Decoded messages, new promissory note and missing witness

Five things the trial with Rusko and Kočner has brought so far.1. Aug 2019, at 15:35

Pavol Rusko in court.

Battling for a sense of pride

Pride wants politicians not to abuse LGBTI rights in their campaigns. Fat chance.24. Jul 2019, at 7:32

Rainbow pedestrian crossing at the SNP Square in central Bratislava.

The affluent Slovak town where neo-fascism is vogue

Economically blessed and socially stable, a town in Slovakia has experts rethinking conventional wisdom about what drives people to support the far right.23. Jul 2019, at 8:00

Hlohovec Castle

Čaputová is green, and none the worse for that

Slovakia’s new president confirms in her inaugural address that she’ll focus on the environment.15. Jun 2019, at 18:02

Zuzana Čaputová in the Presidential Palace on her inauguration day.
Inauguration of President Zuzana Čaputová

What the new president thinks about Slovakia and its citizens

Ten things the new President Zuzana Čaputová said in her inauguration speech.15. Jun 2019, at 12:28

Zuzana Caputova swears the presidential oath into the hands of Constitutional Court President Ivan Fiacan.

Kiska’s project will not be a party of Bratislava

Hlohovec Mayor Miroslav Kollár explains why he is joining Andrej Kiska’s emerging party.13. Jun 2019, at 10:42

Miroslav Kollár

How to bring up better citizens than us

We need to teach our children what it means to be a citizen while we are learning ourselves.29. May 2019, at 11:50

EP election results: More good news from Slovakia

Slovakia will mark several “firsts” in the next European Parliament.26. May 2019, at 23:00

European Parliament elections 2019

Spectacular Slovakia #36: The more underskirts the better

What are the best places to see Slovak folklore?23. May 2019, at 10:07

Festival in Východná