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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News digest: Some schools open, so do some ski resorts

Top prosecutor to be appointed soon. Zsuzsová goes to prison in a murder case. Pezinok judges are busy deciding about custodies for high-profile suspects.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.

Health Ministry gearing up for COVID vaccines

Mass campaign planned to get people to take jab.

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