Quotes of the Week


"The day the [1998] election results were known, I said Dzurinda couldn't manage the job of Prime Minister. I was right."

Ľuboš Kubín, political scientist at the Slovak Academy of Sciences





"Slovaks must realise they'll never beat us. Now they can garden."

Czech Republic hockey captain Robert Reichel, after beating Slovakia at the World Championships, which they went on to win.


Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Who is ready for a vaccine in Slovakia

Vlhová won again. Boris Kollár is at home and will meet coalition partners to discuss GP vote. Justice Minister shows a new map.

Illustrative stock photo

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall will provide visitors with Christmas vibes in the coming four weeks. Each week, from Wednesday to Saturday, people can do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the venue.

From COVID-19 miracle to apparent resignation to death and dying

The natural reflex of all failed politicians – and their uncritical fan clubs – is to point to cultural or geographical differences between “us” and “them”.

The COVID-19 ward in the University Hospital Martin