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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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