Quote of the Week

"It's the Supreme Court's decision. I've always said that the courts must decide in [former secret service boss Ivan] Lexa's case, not some policemen. Apart from that, Slovakia has a thousand more important problems than Lexa."

Smer party head Robert Fico, who is running for September elections on a law-and-order platform. Lexa, who faces 10 charges, was recently released from custody by the Supreme Court.

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Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.


Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.