Quotes of the Week

"The court has decided the matter, and it's inappropriate for anyone to suggest the decision was influenced by dirty tactics."

Pavol Rusko, co-owner of TV Markíza, reacting to a Supreme Court decision February 15 upholding Markíza's argument that new TV station JOJ should not have been issued a broadcast frequency.

"This is absurd! One moment the court delivers the verdict, and two days later the judge reverses her own decision. This clearly stinks of pressure, and we know where it came from."

Pavol Rusko following a February 20 Supreme Court verdict overturning its earlier position and allowing JOJ to launch March 2.

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Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.

The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.

One in five women has experienced violence

The situation is far from satisfactory, said President Čaputová.

Secret votes and public lies

There are uncanny echoes today of Slovakia’s agonies over its choice of chief prosecutor ten years ago.

Dobroslav Trnka (left) and Jozef Čentéš (right), the candidate who was eventually selected by MPs in 2011, never got to take up the post because the then president, Ivan Gašparovič refused to appoint him for reasons that were never clearly explained.

How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia

Religious organisations have added leverage in changing perceptions of foreigners and migrants, says Caritas Slovakia.

Caritas Slovakia's ‘World Without “the Other” – Migration Myths’ campaign educates Slovaks on migration in a fun and artistic way.