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“A diplomat is also just a human; I have seen diplomats breaking windows before now.”

“A diplomat is also just a human; I have seen diplomats breaking windows before now.”

Slovakia’s chief of police Ján Packa seeks to explain clashes between supporters – allegedly Chinese
diplomats – of China’s president and Slovak human rights activists in Bratislava on June 18.

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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.

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

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

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.