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Radka Minarechová

About author

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.

List of authors articles

5 most significant results of the municipal electionsPhoto

A slightly higher turnout and more independent candidates. Some results in the municipal elections came as a surprise.11. Nov 2018, at 16:09

Clients should no longer serve as delivery service for state offices

New rules to fight bureaucracy expected to save more than €13 million and 600,000 hours spent waiting in queues, though entrepreneurs say more still needs to be done.6. Nov 2018, at 9:44

Illustrative stock photo

Refugees need a chance to become real neighbours

A programme helps people who fled persecution at home find a safe haven in European and North American cities.2. Nov 2018, at 9:40

Štefánik co-founded Czechoslovakia but did not live to see it thrivePhoto

Milan Rastislav Štefánik became a symbol of Slovakia’s patriotism. But is this picture realistic?26. Oct 2018, at 7:00

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Define your objective and go for it

Participants in the Duke of Edinburgh programme admit it is important to stop being lazy and do something to achieve your personal goals.18. Oct 2018, at 6:30

320 young Slovaks received the DofE Awards on October 9 in Bratislava.

Meet Slovakia’s expert on cryptocurrencies. He is 18

The Duke of Edinburgh programme helped me learn how to do things regularly and gave me great experience, said Mário Havel in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.18. Oct 2018, at 6:30

Mário Havel

What do you need to know about the Constitutional Court changes?

Parliament will soon have to elect nine of 13 Constitutional Court judges, but it is still not clear under what rules.10. Oct 2018, at 16:16

Some judges of the Constitutional Court; illustrative stock photo

The most problematic change: work surcharges

New measures introduced within the Labour Code amendment are expected to be employee-friendly, but observers question their impact.8. Oct 2018, at 6:30

Bakers are negatively impacted by work surcharges as they have increased prices

Two Catholic priests suspended after publishing a book on celibacy

The book also comments on sexual abuse within the Church.3. Oct 2018, at 15:10

Michal Lajcha serves a mass in a church in Kľak.

Do teachers need to hunt for credits?

Slovak teachers are not motivated to undergo professional development courses. One of the reasons might be the deformed system.26. Sep 2018, at 21:15

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Rules for hiring foreigners are simpler. For exceptions

Despite positive changes, employers still point to some barriers preventing more effective and simpler recruitment of foreign workers.24. Sep 2018, at 11:57

Some problems with Foreigners’ Police continue.

Institutions can be quickly destroyed, but they are hard to build

Head of the To Dá Rozum intiative, Renáta Hall, talks about the impacts of a dispute between the academy of sciences and the Education Ministry.19. Sep 2018, at 12:26

Renáta Hall

Afraid of maths? A Czech student shows there is nothing to fear

Marek Liška has written textbooks in a language close to students. He now plans to introduce them to Slovak schools.9. Sep 2018, at 19:30

Marek Liška

What is affected by the minimum wage?

The payslip of low-income employees is not the only field depending on the final sum.31. Aug 2018, at 12:00

Workers at some textile companies get paid the minimum monthly wage and will appreciate an increase in 2010.

A recipe for scientists to return: create contacts

State scheme to lure academics back from abroad does not seem to be efficient. But there are other ways to intensify cooperation with them.23. Aug 2018, at 8:00

50 years since August 1968

August 1968: After a temporary thaw, the Czechoslovak borders were sealed

Tens of thousands of citizens used the window of opportunity and left Czechoslovakia following the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops 50 years ago.14. Aug 2018, at 18:29

August 21st, 1968: The Warsaw Pact troops, led by the Soviet army, invaded Czechoslovakia .

The US Embassy will hit the road

In which towns will the embassy caravan stop?9. Aug 2018, at 22:55

US Ambassador to Slovakia, Adam Sterling

Current stalemate paralyses the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Scientists and the Education Ministry dispute who is causing the delay in the transformation of SAV.9. Aug 2018, at 6:30

August 3 protest in front of SAV

Why does it make sense to learn German?

The language is currently suffering from the preference of English and the lack of teachers.8. Aug 2018, at 6:30

A decreasing number of students choose German for their school leaving exam.
UPDATED: 28. Aug 2018, at 16:22

The self-employed must prepare for e-communication

What you need to do to register with the Financial Administration’s system?1. Aug 2018, at 16:48

Electronic tax administration, illustrative stock photo