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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

Another For a Decent Slovakia protest was also joined by farmers

People took to the streets for the eighth time.

Farmers with tractors awaited the protesting crowd at the SNP Square in Bratislava.

V4 politicians are not even willing to help fellow Europeans

To give equal weight to the concerns that a Slovak or Czech feels about migration with that of an Italian or Greek is like having equal sympathy for a hypochondriac and a cancer patient.

Prime ministers of V4 countries and their Austrian counterpart.

Coronations return to Bratislava Photo

This year Bratislava will recall the coronation of Leopold II, the younger son of Maria Theresa.

Bratislava will again enjoy re-enactment of coronation ceremony

Police detain another person in promissory notes case

Ex-director of private broadcaster TV Markíza, Pavol Rusko, was detained shortly after being heard.

Pavol Rusko