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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

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

How does it feel to belong to a minority in Slovakia?

People representing old and new minorities shared their experiences with their changing identities and life with the majority.31. Jul 2018, at 13:21

Psychologist Péter Hunčík speaking.

German should not be neglected in Slovakia

German businesses struggle to find staffers who speak the language. What are the ways of solving this problem?30. Jul 2018, at 14:53

Though German language offers a tangible advantage, not many students are speaking it.

First Slovak LGBTI activist has fought for 40 years

Czechoslovakia was one of the first countries to say homosexuality is not a crime, also thanks to the first activists like Imrich Matyáš.11. Jul 2018, at 6:30

Imrich Matyáš (r) met with German publicist and lawyer Kurt Hiller (second r) in Ľubochňa in 1935.

Why do young people remain with their parents?

Statistics show that Slovaks leave the nest only at the age of 31, the third highest in the EU.9. Jul 2018, at 6:30

Illustrative stock photo

Brothers who gave Slovaks more than Christianity

Despite playing an important role in the history of Slovakia, some historians have suggested very little was preserved from their work on the Slovak territory.5. Jul 2018, at 6:30

The statue of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Nitra

Measles return to Slovakia after 20 years

Other European countries face the problem too, mostly due to low vaccination rates.27. Jun 2018, at 19:44

The Michalovce hospital

More than 10,000 volunteers went on dates with their citiesPhoto

Cleaning castles and painting fences. This is how people participated in the biggest volunteering event in central Europe.11. Jun 2018, at 21:18

Zvolen's park Lanice

We need action, teachers’ representatives say

The Education Ministry has introduced the basic points of long-awaited reform, but critics are pointing to empty promises and the postponement of solutions.6. Jun 2018, at 14:51

Education Minister Martina Lubyová

What is Lucia Žitňanská’s legacy?

The former justice minister has adopted several crucial measures, praised by experts.29. May 2018, at 6:30

Lucia Žitňanská was praised for her job at the ministry.

Justice Minister Gál wants more efficient courts and registers

Observers expect Gábor Gál to continue with changes launched by his predecessor.29. May 2018, at 6:30

Justice Minister Gábor Gál

How artificial intelligence penetrates our lives

Automation, chatbots and virtual assistants are only a few examples of how companies implement AI solutions.23. May 2018, at 16:41

Health care is one of the areas already using artificial intelligence.