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Editors' Notes

For the first time, an employee of The Slovak Spectator, past or present, welcomed a new addition to our world. On March 26, Jana Dorotková, a one-time associate editor but full-time contributor to your newspaper, gave birth to Ema, a baby girl. Like Momma, like baby, or so we hope. We can't wait to start training her in the ways of a journalist.

Continuing with new introductions, of a more linear nature is the debut of "Marketing in the Trenches," a monthly column designed to steer budding marketing and sales professionals through real-life corporate combat situations. We hope that you find the tips from our seasoned professional, Stewart Glickman, to be useful.

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Top stories

Smer follows a downward trend but may escape oblivion

What does the defeat in regional elections mean for the future of Slovakia’s strongest party?

“How could it be a fiasco when a political party wins most councillors among all parties?” asks PM Robert Fico.

Valorisation mechanism changes

But not everybody is satisfied with some of the latest changes.

My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

Harvey Weinstein

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.