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Radka Minarechová

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Radka Minarechová began working for The Slovak Spectator in July 2011, after graduating from the journalism department of Comenius University in Bratislava. She covers political news, as well as occasional economic stories, and writes for our special publications.She is also responsible for the information tables that appear in the special publications. Before she joined The Slovak Spectator team, Ms. Minarechová contributed to the Career & Employment Guide and Spectacular Slovakia.

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Slovakia’s loss in fight for medicines agency headquarters not so tragic

Observers say diplomatic performance has had a great impact on the results.30. Nov 2017, at 6:30

EMA will move from London due to Brexit. It will go to Amsterdam.

Slovakia may benefit from Chinese transport corridorsPhoto

But there are still several questions that need to be answered in order for the planned projects to be successful.27. Nov 2017, at 6:30

The train from Dalian port is one of the regular connections expected to be dispatched from China to Slovakia.

Broad-gauge plans to be restored?

Despite the positive results of the feasibility study, its necessity remains questionable.27. Nov 2017, at 6:30

Railways are a promising means of transport.

Slovakia threatened with returning funds for dual education

The system is still not running as it should, and if the country fails to meet goals, it may be asked to pay back the money allocated from EU coffers.23. Nov 2017, at 19:00

Valorisation mechanism changes

But not everybody is satisfied with some of the latest changes.20. Nov 2017, at 6:30

Women receive lower pensions

But the differences are still lower than in most EU countries.20. Nov 2017, at 6:30

Illustrative stock photo

Duke of Edinburgh's awardee: I learned to meet my own goals, despite handicapPhoto

An example of a young participant in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme who was left nearly blind shows how one can push their limits.14. Nov 2017, at 19:59

Alžbeta Poláková on tandem bicycle.

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
UPDATED: 5. Nov 2017, at 12:53

Opposition's Droba wins the Bratislava race

The Bratislava Region stays faithful to the right.5. Nov 2017, at 12:01

l-r: SaS chair Richard Sulík and new governor of Bratislava Region, Juraj Droba
UPDATED: 5. Nov 2017, at 12:35

Regional vote: No to extremism, no to SmerPhoto

The ruling Smer party will only fill two out of eight governor chairs after this election; their numbers in the regional parliaments are also significantly reduced.5. Nov 2017, at 11:45

Ján Lunter won in Banská Bystrica

State’s response to the eIDs problem not quick enough

The Interior Ministry adopts steps to prevent the abuse of e-signatures, but is criticised for its late response.2. Nov 2017, at 6:30

Transport bothers Bratislava Region

The smallest region in Slovakia has several specifics affecting various fields that will have to be addressed by respective regional authorities.23. Oct 2017, at 6:30

Candidates for the post of Bratislava Region's governor attending the discussion organised by the Sme daily (l-r): Juraj Droba, Milan Ftáčnik, Rudolf Kusý and Pavol Frešo.

Europe will continue fighting dual quality products

The recent Bratislava summit raised some suggestions on solving the problem, but it will be a long process.18. Oct 2017, at 17:10

Yeme grocery store in Bratislava.

Companies vie for workers

German firms in Slovakia use various ways to fill vacant positions.9. Oct 2017, at 12:30

The lack of staffers is a challenge for German firms.

Slovaks keep eating lower-quality food

Tests have confirmed again the different quality of products, but several initiatives have emerged to fight the phenomenon.4. Oct 2017, at 16:00

Illustrative stock photo

Fight against corruption still theory

The prime minister promises a fight against corruption, but the public would rather welcome concrete measures.2. Oct 2017, at 15:50

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