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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.

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The curiosity of artists can be useful in conflictsVideo

Using the basic principles of dancing may be helpful when dealing with conflict situations, says Dana Caspersen, a year-long performer of William Forsythe’s choreography, who now specialises in dealing with…28. Apr 2017, at 6:04

The Exchange project

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.27. Apr 2017, at 10:39

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems. But the situation might be…24. Apr 2017, at 6:30

Dealing with state offices may be difficult and time-demanding.

Education reform can also come from below

US experts are expected to help with the new initiative aimed at searching for innovative educational projects.19. Apr 2017, at 15:38

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The use of e-letterboxes still minimal

Companies are obliged to start e-communication as of July, though state authorities are not even fully prepared.14. Apr 2017, at 12:00

Hospital rankings offer necessary feedback

Patients’ satisfaction levels indicate the quality of health care, but data may be distorted by the number of respondents.13. Apr 2017, at 9:20

Doctors may stop their rounds.

To Mars in 2030s?Photo

Slovak scientist Michaela Musilová, who has recently returned from her second simulated mission to Mars, says it is possible.7. Apr 2017, at 12:14

Musilová conducting field research during the expedition in Utah, USA.

Also foreigners can test their IT skills

Schools and the wider public can test their skills through the end of June.5. Apr 2017, at 20:39

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Companies awarded for inspirational projects

The Pontis Foundation rewarded the companies whose activities are aimed at changing the society for the better for the 17th time.4. Apr 2017, at 22:02

People get used to integrated transport

Most passengers praise travelling across Bratislava Region on one ticket, but experts still point to some deficiencies.31. Mar 2017, at 12:00

New ticket machines are now part of vehicles.

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

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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

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