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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.

List of authors articles

"The online world is a fiction and I fear this fiction is now being served to children as the real world,” says psychiatrist Michal Patarák about children in pandemic spending most of their time at the computers.
Top psychiatrist Michal Patarák talks about how the pandemic toll tests mental health. 11 h14. Apr 2021, at 7:00
Finance Minister Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) between his trips to Moscow and Budapest.
OĽaNO politicians seem to think they are applying the highest political virtue. Could they be more wrong? 12. apr12. Apr 2021, at 13:03
PM Igor Matovič talked about the purchase of 2 million Sputnik V vaccines in mid-February.
The former prime minister committed a diplomatic faux pas and disregarded the Slovak national interest, says foreign policy analyst Pavel Havlíček. 9. apr9. Apr 2021, at 17:18
Slovakia received the first batch of Sputnik V vaccines on March 1.
The former PM who now serves as finance minister is to visit Viktor Orbán today. Slovak Academy of Sciences says they tested the Russian vaccine per his health minister's request. 9. apr9. Apr 2021, at 12:10
Igor Matovič
Russians want the vaccine back, citing contract violations. 8. apr8. Apr 2021, at 13:50
Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina)
Psychologists, social workers and others condemn a recent parliamentary vote on a proposed change to the constitution to curb human rights. 5. apr5. Apr 2021, at 19:24
President Zuzana Čaputová appoints the cabinet of Eduard Heger.
The new prime minister could give Slovakia exactly what it needs right now. 5. apr5. Apr 2021, at 11:21
PM Igor Matovič and his potential successor, Finance Minister Eduard Heger.
Ordinary prime minister bestows forgiveness, Heger is to become prime minister, Sulik will cook for Matovič again. 29. mar29. Mar 2021, at 13:43
SaS leader Richard Sulik (centre) says government reshuffles are necessary.
All ministers of the junior ruling coalition party have stepped down. They urge the prime minister to depart and make way for talks. 25. mar25. Mar 2021, at 11:56
Ivan Korčok handed in his resignation to President Zuzana Čaputová on March 25.
The outgoing foreign affairs minister urged the government that will come to resist the urge to use foreign policy to score political points at home. 25. mar25. Mar 2021, at 11:39
A street in the village of Varín in the north of central Slovakia bears the name of Jozef Tiso, the controversial President of the Slovak State during the Second World War
Why countries glorify war criminals – and what to do about it. 23. mar23. Mar 2021, at 16:52
PM Igor Matovič said he was ready to step down, but only if his partners oblige to the conditions he laid out.
Matovič says he is willing to leave the top job. But a look back at his government's first year shows he wants to take some of the best ministers down with him. 22. mar22. Mar 2021, at 13:20
PM Igor Matovič
He made the announcement on the first anniversary of his government. 21. mar21. Mar 2021, at 19:29
Marek Krajčí (left) and Igor Matovič leave the Presidential Palace after Krajčí officially handed his resignation to the president.
Health minister belatedly steps down, but it may not be enough to avoid reshuffle – or collapse. 15. mar15. Mar 2021, at 13:16
"We have returned to point zero," SaS leader and Economy Minister Richard Sulík (middle) told journalists on Friday, March 12.
Matovič sent partners back to the start with one press conference. 12. mar12. Mar 2021, at 15:38
Health Minister Marek Krajčí (left) and PM Igor Matovič (both OĽaNO) welcome the first Sputnik vaccine doses in Slovakia.
Amid the mounting pressure to step down, the prime minister muffed the one thing his government has been fairly good at. 8. mar8. Mar 2021, at 13:04
SaS leader Richard Sulik (centre) says government reshuffles are necessary.
Coalition SaS demands reshuffles exceeding the exchange of the health minister. 3. mar3. Mar 2021, at 12:25
PM Igor Matovič says lockdown is still in play.
Not everyone ‘grows into the job’. 1. mar1. Mar 2021, at 13:00
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