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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

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.21. Sep 2017, at 16:29

President Andrej Kiska

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.20. Sep 2017, at 20:20

Danko, Fico, Bugar.

What to do with hammers and sickles?

Ľuboš Lorenz has reminded Slovakia and its citizens that fascist symbols are not the only ones that they need to reject.7. Sep 2017, at 15:53

Protesting citizens attached hammer and sickle to a police car.
Updated: 7. Sep 2017, at 11:12

Refugee quota lawsuit is dead

We respect the court, but our stance toward quotas remains unchanged, says Fico.6. Sep 2017, at 12:13

Five outcomes of the coalition talks: Government might still go down

Coalition leaders announce they will stick together, but just a few hours later SNS’ demand to oust Smer’s labour minister transpired. Fico does not seem ready to give him up.28. Aug 2017, at 14:59

Bugár, Danko, Fico (left to right) finally met on August 25. They smiled into the cameras even though they did not resolve all their issues.

Danko’s time-out did not helpPhoto

Tension between the ruling parties has increased, the SNS reporting many of its members wanting to leave coalition.24. Aug 2017, at 12:50

Andrej Danko has not said yet if he will stay in politics.

It’s not easy to be friends with Fico

Will Andrej Danko take the government down with him?23. Aug 2017, at 13:48

Andrej Danko

Meucci: Italy is not going through a catastrophe

Gabriele Meucci has been serving as the Italian Ambassador to Slovakia since January this year. Coming from a posting in Kosovo where he headed the major EULEX mission, he says that Slovakia is a haven for Italian…22. Aug 2017, at 6:30

Italian Ambassador to Slovakia Gabriele Meucci

Garth: We need a deal that will benefit both

“When I talk to the Brits living in Slovakia, they are quite relaxed about things,” UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth says about the Brexit-related concerns.21. Aug 2017, at 6:30

UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.17. Aug 2017, at 13:08

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.

Danko’s letter sends coalition in turmoilPhoto

Smer, Most-Híd and SNS believe they are the only alternative for government, early elections unlikely.10. Aug 2017, at 13:25

The coalition leaders on August 3, the week before Danko sent his letter.

The season to be silly

Andrej Danko says he has had enough of the coalition agreement. The question of the week is: why?10. Aug 2017, at 8:57

Andrej Danko arrives to coalition council on August 8.

5 things you need to know about the coalition crisisPhoto

Junior coalition nationalist SNS has withdrawn from the coalition agreement. What comes next?8. Aug 2017, at 13:57

Speaker of Parliament and SNS chair Andrej Danko arrives to meet his coalition partners on August 8.

Slovakia and Japan could develop their good chemistry

Both Japanese and Slovaks are hardworking and diligent; good chemistry may exist for cooperation in industry and innovation, says Japanese Ambassador to Slovakia Jun Shimmi.7. Aug 2017, at 6:30

Slovakia and Japan could develop their good chemistry, says Japanese Ambassador to Slovakia Jun Shimmi.

Scaring off the aliens

How much longer can Slovakia afford to deter would-be foreign residents?31. Jul 2017, at 8:00

Austrian Ambassador: I like almost everything about Slovakia

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.24. Jul 2017, at 6:30

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Hello from Devín

Smer has once again proved that (mis)using history is its forte.13. Jul 2017, at 18:00

The Interior Ministry made sure that buses brought attendees from all around the country.

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