Radka Minarechová

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

People like being smart. In banking and insurance too

What comes after mobile phone and smart watch payments? Banks have more solutions in the pipeline.23. Mar 2020, at 15:13

New ways of payments are popular in Slovakia.

Slovakia still among most corrupt EU countries

Slovakia struggles with lack of trust in institutions and weak protection of whistleblowers.5. Mar 2020, at 7:00

Štefan Ílleš, former mayor of the village of Hodejov, remains the highest-ranked politician sentenced for corruption in the years 2014-2017.

Where did Matovič get all his votes from?

Authenticity may have been key, experts say.1. Mar 2020, at 13:17

The representatives of parties that will sit in the parliament. L-r: Veronika Remišová (Za Ľudí), Richard Sulík (SaS), Martin Beluský (ĽSNS), Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina), Juraj Blanár (Smer), and Igor Matovič (OĽaNO).

Election 2020: Igor Matovič marks an historic victory over Smer

The result is a debacle for the ruling coalition, liberals from PS/Spolu left out in the cold.29. Feb 2020, at 23:38

Igor Matovič, leader of OĽaNO

Slovak election to test Orbán’s clout among ethnic Hungarians

Slovakia’s ethnic Hungarian minority has a reputation for political moderation. As an election looms and Viktor Orbán ramps up his influence from across the border, is that about to change?12. Feb 2020, at 8:00


More flexible and modern labour legislation required

Despite some improvements in labour legislation, BSCs and employers call for a new law that would reflect current labour market trends.5. Feb 2020, at 6:30

Changes are still needed, employers and BSCs representatives agree.
UPDATED Feb 3, 2020 (Qs about telecom and bank operations added)

How to prepare for Brexit (FAQ)

A short guide to residence, studies, and business in Slovakia and the UK during the transitional period.30. Jan 2020, at 10:08

A pro EU protestor waves flags opposite the House of Parliament in London in April 2019.

Clusters: Untapped innovation potential

Groups want more support but say changes for better may be on the way.7. Jan 2020, at 7:00

The announcement of the arrival of Visma to Košice.

FAQ: What foreigners ask before relocating to Slovakia?

Finding a new home in Slovakia.5. Jan 2020, at 12:40

Can Finnish ways be applied in Slovak schools?

The Slovak Spectator looked at some big differences between the Slovak and Finnish education systems.3. Jan 2020, at 6:32

The 2018 TALIS study shows young people are not interested in becoming teachers.

How to keep young talent in the east

School graduates often head to Bratislava or western Europe.30. Dec 2019, at 15:00

Many young people leave Košice to live further west, but universities are among those trying to show them that it makes sense to start a life and career in the city.

2019 investment highlights: new car models, real estate purchases and expansions

Check out the most important business events of the year.30. Dec 2019, at 6:30

Twin City Tower in Bratislava.

Recession could affect job market. No disaster expected

Employers see the steep increase in minimum wage as risky.4. Dec 2019, at 12:15

Food industry may reflect the higher work surcharges in the prices of products.

MIT student: Working on Hyperloop was exciting

American Loewen Cavill showed Slovak girls how creative computer science can be.28. Nov 2019, at 10:12

Loewen Cavill

Slovakia more involved in e-cars and battery production

But the question is how the change will affect employees in the automotive sector.27. Nov 2019, at 11:45

Carmakers in Slovakia also produce electric battery and hybrid car models.

Taking the road towards e-mobility

The action plan to support e-mobility is a good start. Yet higher awareness and the support of research are necessary too.26. Nov 2019, at 6:30

The Economy Ministry has come up with several ideas to support electromobility in Slovakia.

Slovaks care about the environment and climate change; so should companies

More than one half of Slovaks still can't think of specific companies doing responsible business.14. Nov 2019, at 12:22

Slovakia has adopted new legislation to make landfilling more expensive

Slovak ramp inspector: We can ground a plane if deficiencies aren’t removed

Securing the safety of air traffic makes for a fulfilling job, said Gabriela Galambošová, a Slovak hero from the EU Protects campaign.7. Nov 2019, at 14:50

Gabriela Galambošová

Tourism instead of mining. Upper Nitra needs to transform

Slovakia will definitely abandon brown coal mining in 2027. The region must prepare for the change.31. Oct 2019, at 9:10

The mining company is already active in other fields and even grows tomatoes.

Lack of staffers hinders further growth of BSCs

The country needs modern legislation reflecting current challenges, the representatives of the sector suggest.28. Oct 2019, at 6:40

Despite some improvements, it still takes companies a long time to hire an employee from a non-EU country.