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Quote of the Week

"I hope the genie can be stuffed as far back in the bottle as possible."

Peter Kresánek, former Bratislava mayor, after being expelled from the ruling SDKÚ party over a letter he wrote PM Mikuláš Dzurinda and in which he seemed to implicate the SDKÚ in corruption.

Top stories

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Veľký Rozsutec is open, just don´t forget your climbing irons Photo

One of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.

Veľký Rozsutec, a photo from the mountain top.