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

Šajgalík: Slovakia needs to open itself to foreign scientists

In the 1990s, Slovakia opened up to the world, but its R&D expenditure was reduced, says president of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.4. Apr 2019, at 11:30

Pavol Šajgalík

Companies prove once again they care about people and the environment

Who won the Via Bona Award for responsible business?2. Apr 2019, at 22:04

President Andrej Kiska speaking at the April 2 gala.

Education of young Roma and boosting tourism: How Swiss funds help change Slovakia

23 projects were carried out so far, others may follow soon.26. Mar 2019, at 6:30

An observation tower, reminiscent of a big barrel, is a favourite tourist attraction in the Tokaj region.

Why should companies and NGOs help schools?

School graduates often do not meet the latest labour market requirements.19. Mar 2019, at 6:30

One of the trainings organised by Accenture.

New comic book allows children to walk in the shoes of foreigners

Foreigners and refugees featured in the stories hope that the comic book will help Slovaks learn more about their lives and understand them better.6. Mar 2019, at 17:42

These were the trends on the Slovak labour market

What did 2018 bring in career and employment in Slovakia?4. Mar 2019, at 6:30

Illustrative stock photo

Diverse groups are more innovative and more profitable

Many companies promote diversity, but a recent survey shows they are still just outliers.27. Feb 2019, at 6:30

The Diversity Charter has more than 50 signatories right now.

Diversity is not an option. It’s a necessity

Ikea’s HR manager talks about how a diverse working environment can help withstand upcoming changes.27. Feb 2019, at 6:30

Alessandro Lagazio

Government tried to lure Slovaks back from the UK. But the promotion was weak

The Slovak Spectator talked to the participants of the event focused on IT and shared service sector workers and motivating them to come back.6. Feb 2019, at 20:13

British Union flags fly in front of The Houses of Parliament in London, January 22, 2019.

What kind of employees are BSCs looking for?

Changes in business service centres operations require a new skill set.5. Feb 2019, at 6:30

The requirements for jobseekers are changing.

New recruitment rules for foreigners bring simplifications but also new obligations

Introducing the changes on paper is not enough. It is necessary to make them happen in reality, too, the representatives of BSCs say.5. Feb 2019, at 6:30

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

The process of hiring non-EU employees is still long

Despite the government’s promise to simplify the recruitment of foreigners, most leading representatives of business service centres in Slovakia agree there are still some obstacles.1. Feb 2019, at 6:30

Parliament amended the Labour Code on July 13.

Slovakia had followers of Palach

Despite the efforts of the communist regime, people kept Jan Palach and his protest in their memory.16. Jan 2019, at 18:54

One of the student demonstrations in Bratislava, 1969.

Holcová: Organised crime has not noticed Czechoslovakia’s break-up

A centre that helps reveal crimes with international links was absent in Slovakia, says a Czech investigative journalist who collaborated with Ján Kuciak.9. Jan 2019, at 17:30

Pavla Holcová

New investigative centre, named after Kuciak, will help reveal corruption

The centre is named after murdered journalist Ján Kuciak, who pursued similar principles in his work.9. Jan 2019, at 12:46

#allforjan gathering in Bratislava on March 2.

Waiting times at the Foreigners' Police get worse

The number of people from non-EU countries working in Slovakia doubled in 2018.3. Jan 2019, at 14:58

People standing in front of the Foreigners Police Department in Bratislava.

Slovakia goes easier on foreigners, but not easy enough

Current policies only partially solve problems, observer says.28. Dec 2018, at 7:00

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Protest organiser: Politics concerns young people, too

Surveys show young people are more prone to falling for extremism. A project by several participants of the For a Decent Slovakia initiative now want to change this.27. Dec 2018, at 7:00

Busting myths: The risk of migrants importing dangerous diseases is low

The increasing number of countries dealing with the health treatment of migrants and refugees, according to Jozef Bartovic from WHO Regional Office for Europe.18. Dec 2018, at 6:45

Jozef Bartovic

Migrants face problems when it comes to health care. Mainly myths

The issues include finding a general practitioner and securing health insurance.18. Dec 2018, at 6:45