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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.

List of authors articles

You don’t bring me flowers

As Mrs Dubovcová has discovered, there is scant political passion when it comes to abuses of human rights – that is, the rights of each and every one of us24. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Jana Dubovcová leaves parliament after her last report.

Bašternák accused, but Fico stays in Bonaparte

The charges could still allow Bašternák to pay his tax debt and be acquitted.23. Mar 2017, at 14:44

Bašternák on a poster stating "Our Man", with Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák approaching.

Foreigners could fill job gaps, but not permanently

HR experts say shortage of labour will continue to be the main labour market challenge.22. Mar 2017, at 0:00

Illustrative stock photo

Opposition: No need to move too quickly on amnesties

Extremists from ĽSNS will support the coalition proposal, but talks with other opposition parties continue.20. Mar 2017, at 22:28

Opposition MP Ján Budaj

Words cannot cure cancer

There is corruption in the highest places after all, general prosecutor admits.16. Mar 2017, at 20:31

Corruption reaches high, says Jaromír Čižnár.

Coalition finds a way to scrap Mečiar’s amnesties

The coalition comes up with a way to cancel the controversial amnesties from the nineties; the solution dissolves Fico’s constitutionality concerns.15. Mar 2017, at 16:53

Andrej Danko, Robert Fico, and Béla Bugár (left to right) agreed on a way to scrap the amnesties.

An account long overdue

Scrapping the Mečiar amnesties would go some way towards restoring trust in the system.9. Mar 2017, at 12:54

Vladimír Mečiar, during his 1998 TV performance.

One year on: government rather inactive, more radicalism in politics and beyond

It has been a year since the elections that brought many new elements into Slovak politics: extremists in parliament, a centre-right party ruling the country with Smer.8. Mar 2017, at 16:43

Andrej Danko (l) and Béla Bugár (r)

Health bosses scramble to reduce damage over planned savings

Leaked recovery plan for public health insurer prompts Fico to intervene.2. Mar 2017, at 15:26

Health Minister Tomáš Drucker (l) and PM Robert Fico (r)

Slovakia should actively manage the return of its migrants

Slovaks living and working abroad are a great asset for Slovakia: if they come back home, but also if they stay in their new countries.2. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Martin Kahanec

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.23. Feb 2017, at 17:35

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.22. Feb 2017, at 22:08

The accused woman arrives to the court.

This is not the monster you are looking for

Slovaks should know better than to trifle with religious freedoms, given their history of totalitarian regimes that have divided citizens into ‘worse’ and ‘better’ categories based on their religious beliefs.9. Feb 2017, at 17:08

Energy prices hike tensions in coalition

Danko calls out coalition crisis, will get to design new energy distribution policy.9. Feb 2017, at 11:30

Andrej Danko and Robert Fico.

Analyst: Society has the tools to prevent the worst from happening

Robert Fico did not appear in the Washington Post story about European far right by accident, says political analyst and director of the Institute for Public Affairs Grigorij Mesežnikov.1. Feb 2017, at 15:47

Grigorij Mesežnikov

One step forward, two steps back

Roma patrols were one of the few examples that brought actual results for the minority and the majority. But at some point the project was allowed to drown during the change in governments.26. Jan 2017, at 13:18

Captain Danko causes uproar

SNS changes its social network communication policy after users bury their profile in a pile of jokes and hate speech.25. Jan 2017, at 16:39

Andrej Danko

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