Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Košice climbing out of deep hole

The city of Košice, which last year faced possible cross-default, has been given a long-term rating with a positive outlook by the Slovak Ratings Agency, whose director says the city is showing “growth potential” after making deep budget cuts. The director, Rudolf Autner, also praised the courage of city leaders in “looking at themselves naked in the mirror” and bringing in an independent advisor to point the way out of the city’s financial crisis. “That’s not common in Slovakia, especially at the municipal level,” said Autner.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár