Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader Feedback: Re: Beneš debate 'dangerous', By Tom Nicholson, Vol. 8 No. 11, March 25-31

In answer to Mr [Slovak chief EU negotiator Ján] Figeľ, who says the Beneš Decrees were applied "only against enemies of the state" - which state is he referring to? Czechoslovakia? In that case Slovaks are also guilty. They proclaimed independence on March 14, 1939.

Or Figeľ's statement that "40,000 Hungarians were sent to Bohemia" - sent? They were deported by the Czechoslovak army, and were deprived of their property on ethnic criteria!

Hungary and Slovakia did a "population exchange"? - the Slovaks from Hungary were volunteers, but the Hungarians from Slovakia were obliged to go.

The Slovak parliament has never expressed any regret for the fate of the country's Hungarians, who are still citizens of Slovakia. Why not?

Mikulás Krivánsky

Top stories

Slovak scientist in the US: Slovak science needs more than just money to thrive

It seems as if we do not want skilled scientists to return home, says Dominika Truban, who founded a platform connecting Slovak researchers abroad and at home.

Dominika Truban

The Education Ministry to restore the analytical institute

The institute that is part of the Value for Money initiative was merged with another body at the beginning of the year.

Education Minister Martina Lubyová

Blog: Helping others helps your company too

Tatiana Čaplová, Program Coordinator for CSR at the Pontis Foundation, offers a very interesting look behind the scenes of the most successful CSR event in Slovakia - Naše Mesto (Our City).