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

What Matovič talks about when he talks about a blackout

Slovakia is doing a good job flattening the curve so far, analysts suggest.6. Apr 2020, at 14:00

PM Matovič floats the idea of a "blackout" to kill the coronavirus in Slovakia

Not all coalition partners support the idea to switch off everything for a few weeks.1. Apr 2020, at 21:31

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Coronavirus aid to help businesses catch their breath

Slovakia's government has finally started dealing with the economy.30. Mar 2020, at 13:52

Last week brought more measures aimed at pensioners but also opening of selected shops.

Coping with the coronavirus: Slovakia opens some shops but tightens hygienic measures

The crisis staff has agreed on a number of new rules, valid as of Monday, March 30.28. Mar 2020, at 15:28

People in protective masks on public transport in Bratislava.
UPDATED: March 24, 2020 at 11:11

Masks will be obligatory, new measures mainly aimed at the elderly

Cabinet and crisis staff sat well into the night, introduced new set of measures.24. Mar 2020, at 11:10

PM Igor Matovič announces new measures. He called on pensioners to stay home.
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Ordinary PM has to cope with extraordinary times

Matovič rains on Pellegrini’s final parade: All we found was empty shelves.23. Mar 2020, at 14:00

PM Igor Matovič and President Zuzana Čaputová
UPDATED: March 21, 2020 at 20:09

Matovič after his first cabinet session: We learned a lot we did not know

Slovakia’s current supply of testing sets will last about ten days.21. Mar 2020, at 18:19

PM Igor Matovic leads his first cabinet session.

Slovakia's Ordinary PM takes over amid coronavirus crisis

The president appointed the cabinet of Igor Matovič on March 21.21. Mar 2020, at 14:08


Bratislava's SNP Square was packed in 2018. Today, it's a desert

Responsibility drew masses to the squares two years ago, now it dictates people should not gather.20. Mar 2020, at 12:33

SNP Square in Bratislava in March 2018 versus now (March 2020).
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Of people and viruses

The government keeps tightening measures. But it is not all about the corona in Slovakia these days.16. Mar 2020, at 14:57

Igor Matovic, Veronika Remisova, and Richard Sulik.

New measures: National emergency and further limits to business

Coronavirus will close most shops and service providers. We are doing ok so far, PM Peter Pellegrini said.15. Mar 2020, at 19:46

PM Peter Pellegrini announces further measures and national emergency after the March 15 session of his cabinet.
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Corona and coalition collywobbles

The first week of March left people in Slovakia wondering what they should worry about more.9. Mar 2020, at 14:05

Igor Matovič and Boris Kollár.
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Slovakia will get an Ordinary PM

The composition of the next parliament still raises more questions than answers the day after election weekend.2. Mar 2020, at 13:00

Matovič and Čaputová have something in common

Slovakia is set to get a conservative parliament and a conservative government. What does it mean and how long will they last?1. Mar 2020, at 14:58

Fico has been defeated by a man he used to call a clown

The responsibility of the new government will be immense.1. Mar 2020, at 3:44

Igor Matovič during election night in Trnava.

Election 2020: Igor Matovič marks an historic victory over Smer

The result is a debacle for the ruling coalition, liberals from PS/Spolu left out in the cold.29. Feb 2020, at 23:38

Igor Matovič, leader of OĽaNO

Čaputová said election is not the end of the road, Danko believes Slovakia is at a crossroad of history

Three top constitutional officials called on voters to turn out to vote on Saturday.26. Feb 2020, at 22:54

Zuzana Čaputová
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Slovakia remembered victims, Fico remembered himself

Parliament has provided enough material for a political comedy movie once the Slovak movie directors get tired of thrillers and dramas based on current events.24. Feb 2020, at 14:30

Five big questions to ask ahead of election in Slovakia

Where does the country stand based on the last published polls?18. Feb 2020, at 17:04

Martin Slosiarik and Václav Hřích
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The campaign goes to parliament after the last polls

SNS and Smer are ready to spend a lot of money to save their numbers ahead of the election.17. Feb 2020, at 15:02

Peter Pellegrini's cabinet sent costly measures to parliament just days before the election.