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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

Man who abducted the president’s son speaks out

The testimony of the former secret service agent could be of importance in a court process against the ex-spy boss.18. Jan 2018, at 15:02

Former SIS director Ivan Lexa

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.17. Jan 2018, at 16:37

Jaroslav Rezník

2018: Municipal elections and gearing up for the presidential vote

Political analysts offer their expectations for the starting year and sum up 2017.4. Jan 2018, at 13:28

President Andrej Kiska and Prime Minister Robert Fico

Happy New Year

Some glad tidings in 2017: the Mečiar amnesties were scrapped, and extremists lost badly in regional polls.30. Dec 2017, at 17:05

Vladimír Mečiar has had problems explaining how he paid for his 'Elektra' villa.

Pellegrini: Slovakia can become a testing space for bold ideas

Digital transformation offers the chance to be a leader, says Peter Pellegrini, deputy prime minister for investment and informatisation, in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.21. Dec 2017, at 6:45

Speaker of Parliament Peter Pellegrini

More than just neighbours

Slovaks and Czechs still enjoy a special bond.19. Dec 2017, at 6:15

On New Year’s Eve, Czech and Slovak hikers meet at the Veľká Javorina peak on the border of the two states, to celebrate the Czecho-Slovak friendship.

Radičová: Positive attitude about Slovakia did not exist in the early years

It was our duty as democrats to strive for a referendum that would legitimise the decision to divide the federation, says former prime minister.19. Dec 2017, at 6:15

Iveta Radićová

2017: Restructuring changes take effect

None of the legislative changes introduced in 2017 are as far-reaching, in practice and in expectations, but the government has neverthe­less passed a number of changes that are set to significantly influence…18. Dec 2017, at 17:27

Illustrative stock photo

25 years on, most Czechs and Slovaks still oppose their breakup

More than two thirds of Czechs and Slovaks still believe there should have been a referendum on the division of their common state in 1992.18. Dec 2017, at 16:15

Vladimír Mečiar (L) and Václav Klaus discuss the division of Czechoslovakia in 1992. There was no referendum to support the decision.

Slovakia is often disregarded when it comes to EU posts

But the countries of Central Europe need to look for reasons at home, and double their efforts, analyst says.7. Dec 2017, at 14:57

Finance Minister Peter Kazimir

Bratislava, it turns out, is not London

Locating an EU agency in the east would have been a positive signal to the eastern member states.30. Nov 2017, at 21:01

Canary Wharf in London.

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once hadPlus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.21. Nov 2017, at 11:12

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.

Smer follows a downward trend but may escape oblivion

What does the defeat in regional elections mean for the future of Slovakia’s strongest party?20. Nov 2017, at 7:05

“How could it be a fiasco when a political party wins most councillors among all parties?” asks PM Robert Fico.

Good news: democracy does have an anti-fascist immune response

There are still reasons to worry, but something has changed in Slovakia now that elections have wiped the fascists out at regional level.7. Nov 2017, at 21:06

Marian Kotleba (L) and his ĽSNS party members, supporters

Election geographer: People voted out Smer in protest

Tibor Madleňák, a political analyst specialising in election geography, says in an interview with The Slovak Spectator that Kotleba had to defend his performance in a political post for the first time - and failed.6. Nov 2017, at 19:48

Marian Kotleba and his far-right ĽSNS party are considered main losers of the regional elections.

Regional elections show the door to the far right

It would be too early to say extremism has been defeated but the results present a new chance for democracy.5. Nov 2017, at 14:42

Marian Kotleba speaks to journalists after casting his vote

Five big things that we’ve learned from the regional election results

Election night on November 4 produced some real upsets: here’s what you need to know5. Nov 2017, at 14:06

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