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

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

Illustrative stock photo

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

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

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

Slovak airports have unused potential

But several obstacles prevent their growth.14. Dec 2018, at 6:30

The Transport Ministry will receive more funds from the 2019 budget to support the development of airports in Slovakia.

How to save regional airports?

Most small airports struggle with debt.14. Dec 2018, at 6:30

The airport in Poprad is situated just under the High Tatra mountains.

A unique exhibition will bid farewell to Šatan’s career

Legendary ice hockey representation captain Miroslav Šatan does not want to completely leave hockey.5. Dec 2018, at 18:27

Miroslav Šatan
UPDATED: 30. Nov 2018, at 11:35

Lajčák’s resignation raises concerns about Slovakia’s future political orientation

Many politicians were surprised by the announcement that Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák will step down. However, some ask why he did not leave earlier.30. Nov 2018, at 11:11

Miroslav Lajčák
UPDATED: 3. Dec 2018, at 11:09

How to translate famous anti-war sonnets into English?

Queen Elisabeth II appreciates the hundred-year-old Slovak poetry, since still topical today.21. Nov 2018, at 6:40

Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav

How to cope with waste

Slovakia lags behind in recycling and reducing waste, but examples of other countries, particularly the Netherlands, are helping Slovakia implement strategies to reduce waste.20. Nov 2018, at 13:10

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ended up at landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.

Slovakia has many skilful people. Students should meet them

The new project by the Pontis Foundation tries to motivate young people through stories of successful business people.15. Nov 2018, at 9:30

The presentation of This is 21 project

5 most significant results of the municipal elections

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 thrive

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.