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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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Interest rates remain low

Cheap mortgages still attract clients, but the new rules set by the central bank may change the current situation.27. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Banking clients should prepare for changes.

‘Government seems to control parliament, not vice versa’

Jana Dubovcová talks about her performance as ombudswoman, and the topics that remain for her successor.24. Mar 2017, at 6:35

Jana Dubovcová leaves the ombudswoman post after five years.

Discrimination, police brutality highlighted

The Slovak Spectator reviews some of the cases which Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová has cited in her reports.24. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Less than dozen MPs were listening to Obudswoman

Opposition hints at health care privatisation

SaS points to the increasing influence of the financial group Penta in the health sector; the company says it is only trying to improve the quality of health care.22. Mar 2017, at 17:20

Schools and employers lack motivation to train pupils

Scarce promotion among primary school pupils and their parents, and insufficient financial motivation for companies are among the most cited reasons of why the system struggles.20. Mar 2017, at 12:00

UPDATED: 20. Mar 2017, at 12:00

Suppliers to car industry thrive

It is hard to say how the current geopolitical situation will impact automotive industry contractors, but for now their situation is good.20. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Brose Slovakia also has a plant in the village of Lozorno, close to Bratislava.

Slovakia keeps losing its elites

Graduates from medical and technical schools top the list of students moving abroad. But family ties is a strong factor for returning back.8. Mar 2017, at 6:30

SK PRES saw action on fight against tax evasion

Several measures to tackle tax avoidance passed at the EU level, coming here soon.6. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Health bosses scramble to reduce damage over planned savings

Leaked recovery plan for public health insurer prompts Fico to intervene.2. Mar 2017, at 15:26

Health Minister Tomáš Drucker (l) and PM Robert Fico (r)

Bratislava foreigners’ police department to move - but when?

Immigration authorities would welcome more than one client point in the capital, but the Interior Ministry does not have such plans.1. Mar 2017, at 15:32

The foreigners’ police department in Petržalka

Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.24. Feb 2017, at 6:35

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Construction sector continues struggling

Road infrastructure has the biggest impact on building activities.17. Feb 2017, at 6:30

Construction is expected to expand this year.
UPDATED: 23. Feb 2017, at 10:15

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.16. Feb 2017, at 13:26

Illustrative stock photo

Economy boosted by demand

GDP grew slightly less than in 2015, mostly due to lower use of EU funds.15. Feb 2017, at 16:03

Household consumption improved.

Energy prices hike tensions in coalition

Danko calls out coalition crisis, will get to design new energy distribution policy.9. Feb 2017, at 11:30

Andrej Danko and Robert Fico.

Products contain part of their creators

Slovaks become more curious about the work of craftspeople, says Manik, organiser of events focusing on handmade work.7. Feb 2017, at 6:30

Manik

Battle for ombudsman post begins

Three candidates are seeking the position currently held by Jana Dubovcová.1. Feb 2017, at 16:01

Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová

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