Quote of the Week


"Černák didn't imagine it happening this way."

Interior Minister Ladislav Pittner, explaining his claim that an underworld contract for 500,000 crowns was out on Gustav Krajči, who was Interior Minister when Mikuláš Černák, Slovakia's reputed top underworld boss, turned himself in to police. Černák was recently sentenced to eight and a half years for extortion.


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News digest: Slovakia opens more testing sites

Slovaks smoke less than 10 years ago. Former tennis player who skipped the vaccination line helped at a hospital.

Journalists' dilemma over the case of the charged Jaroslav Haščák

Investigative reporter Adam Valček writes about what he learned during the Kuciak murder trial and how it applies in the case of the charged co-founder of Penta.

Jaroslav Haščák

Drop in car production lower than expected

Carmakers manufactured 11 percent less cars than in 2019.

Carmakers in Slovakia also produce electric battery and hybrid car models.