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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.

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PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí
Also this week: The coalition loses an MP, Sputnik creates new splits in the coalition, and some good news about the economy. 22. feb22. Feb 2021, at 14:13
Vaccination of teachers under 55 using the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine in Žilina.
Government cites the new variants spreading in Europe as the reason. Hospitals still under strain, vaccination of teachers finally underway. 15. feb15. Feb 2021, at 11:58
French President Emmanuel Macron holds an umbrella as Slovakia's PM Igor Matovič speaks to the media before a working lunch at the Elysee Palace on February 3, 2021 in Paris.
Also this week: the floating Sputnik, Lipšic heads the office he founded, and employees can bid farewell to meal vouchers if they want to. 8. feb8. Feb 2021, at 13:09
Organised crime charges fly high during an eventful week for the police and judiciary. 1. feb1. Feb 2021, at 12:42
Gábor Grendel (OĽaNO), Juraj Šeliga (Za Ľudí), and SaS MPs Marian Viskupič and Jana Bittó Cigániková.
The second-largest testing scheme of the whole population is underway in Slovakia. Government says they ordered enough vaccines. Layoffs of transnationals in Bratislava. 25. jan25. Jan 2021, at 13:05
Railway station in Košice
The virus has highlighted some differences between migrants and locals, but erased others. 23. jan23. Jan 2021, at 7:24
The government spent the week deciding about nationwide testing. Lockdown is starting to show in infection numbers, experts say. 18. jan18. Jan 2021, at 12:48
Matovič government ministers waiting to enter the Presidential Palace on March 21, when the cabinet was officially appointed.
The strain first found in southern England now complicates the already complicated epidemic situation in Slovakia. Sme Rodina minister gives an unconvincing explanation. 11. jan11. Jan 2021, at 12:15
Vaccination rollout in Slovakia.
Some hospitals are on their last legs. A prominent suicide puts the government's future at stake. 4. jan4. Jan 2021, at 13:43
President Zuzana Čaputová
In her second New Year's address, President Zuzana Čaputová called for restoring trust and joined forces to cope with the crisis. 1. jan1. Jan 2021, at 14:46
During 2020, mask-wearing has come to symbolise what unites and divides us. 28. dec28. Dec 2020, at 8:16
Economy Minister Richard Sulík
PM calls economy minister an idiot and demands his resignation. He and several ministers test positive one day later. Former economy minister of Pellegrini's cabinet is in hot water. 21. dec21. Dec 2020, at 13:04
Miroslav Beblavý
Miroslav Beblavý wrote a book about papalášism in Slovakia. In this interview he explains what shocked him about it the most. 19. dec19. Dec 2020, at 7:41
A closed terrace in Bratislava.
Mitigation rules for Christmas holidays not enough, government's advisors call for a lockdown. State budget, pension changes, judiciary reform, and new GP takes office. 14. dec14. Dec 2020, at 12:15
New general prosecutor elected, thorough cleaning expected. Prominent arrests continue in December. 7. dec7. Dec 2020, at 12:46
I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh. 1. dec1. Dec 2020, at 17:43
PM Igor Matovič (l) and Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár
Unjustified privileges overshadow some good news of the coalition's work. Halloween testing will not be repeated during advent time. 30. nov30. Nov 2020, at 13:01
Education is a question of rights. So is protesting against the government, but at what costs? Slovakia welcomes hefty investment that comes with a warning sign. 23. nov23. Nov 2020, at 13:46
President Zuzana Čaputová
President Zuzana Čaputová addressed the nation on the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. 16. nov16. Nov 2020, at 21:06
Cinemas, theatres, and churches can open as of Monday, November 16, but they are only allowed to let in 50 percent of their capacity of guests.
Slovakia reports improved COVID numbers, government has eased measures. Coronavirus situation remains grim but macroeconomic stats and football provide some good news. 16. nov16. Nov 2020, at 13:39