By The Way...

Q: If you had a chance to dine with one person from history, who would that be?
A: It's a pity I only get one choice. I love Socrates, for instance, his philosophy, his way of thinking.


Q: If you were stranded on a desert island, what book would you want to have with you?
A: I would certainly take one of the Slovak poets. Maybe Laco Novomeský, or the lyrical poems of Hviezdoslav, which is a difficult but beautiful piece of writing, or Urban's Živý Bič (The Living Whip). Among others I would think of taking Kazantsakis' The Lasr Temptation of Christ. It's a lovely book.

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Slovak Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár meets his Hungarian counterpart,László Kövér, in Budapest June 30, 2020.

Korčok to Hungarian representation: Weigh your words, do not disturb the reconciliation

Hungarian parliament's speaker spoke of past sins that Hungarians have not forgiven during a ceremony in south-west Slovakia.


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Police get ready for protests in Bratislava

They recommend drivers and people not attending the gatherings to avoid the places where demonstrations will take place.


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The old-age pension scheme will change, again.

Parental bonus proposed as first change to pension system, coalition partners at odds

Labour Ministry has unveiled the first part of its proposed pension scheme reform. Long-awaited tax system reform still out of sight.


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Tourists raft on the Orava river in the village of Oravský Podzámok, which is home to Orava Castle.

A land of Gorals, Hviezdoslav and great ice cream: Orava

This region in northern Slovakia is a place of active pursuits as well.


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