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Top stories of 2015

Top law firms, gossip from the Government’s Office, Easter violence, or a manual for drinking with Slovaks are among The Slovak Spectator’s most popular stories in 2015.

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What stories interested our readers the most during the year?

1. Before she started to work for the country’s prime minister, Mária Trošková started a rather different career: Fico’s new assistant posed nude for calendar 

2. Slovak women share the same ordeal during Easter: buckets of cold water and whips: Whips and water: Easter in Slovakia 

3. What is the main difference between spas in Slovakia and the US? Read about the experience of an American couple: Spa towns offer a healing experience 

4. Reconstruction of a sewage system revealed precious treasures. Check out the gallery: Unique items from ancient times found in Rusovce 

5. How did the police catch a man attacking women in the Slovak capital and smearing their faces with feces? Bratislava police catch “Fecal Phantom”

6. Slovakia sometimes deserves to be mocked in the international press: Go home, and other notes from the sewer

7. Find out more about the largest law firms in Slovakia, regarding their revenues, profits and number of lawyers: Which are the largest law firms in Slovakia? 

8. The Old Bridge finally connected the two riverbanks of the Danube in October: Bratislava’s new Old Bridge now spans Danube 

9. Which American TV shows have recently made fun of Slovakia? Slovakia mocked on American TV (video included) 

10. A Canadian living in Slovakia offers her recommendations for drinking with Slovaks: 4 things to know when drinking in Slovakia 

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Top stories

Automotive industry and e-commerce drive the industrial sector

Western Slovakia with Bratislava remains the strongest locality.

Prologis Park Bratislava

Investigative journalists awarded for their brave deeds

Seven journalists received the White Crow award for defending the public good. The organisers of For a Decent Slovakia were given a special vote of thanks.

The award-winning journalists

Will sisters Paulína and Ivona Fialková represent Slovakia at the Biathlon World Cup?

The Slovak Biathlon Union has banned them from participating but has also registered them for the World Cup.

Paulína (left) and Ivona Fialková

Police to review actions concerning the anonymous complaint against protest organisers

There were reportedly some inconsistencies between the information the police head received from NAKA’s leadership and the reality.