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Blog: The wanderer returns home

The places you visit, people you befriend, experiences that leave their mark, they all become a part of you.Andrea Sadloňová23. Nov 2017, at 10:00

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.Adam Sterling22. Nov 2017, at 10:55

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Blog: How long until a robot takes your job?

Are robots really taking over? What are the benefits and what are the risks?Štefan Lukáč21. Nov 2017, at 12:30

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The Curious Dutchman

Blog: Slovakia’s time to shine is now

People may be able to recognise Slovakia’s neighbouring countries through associations with food, drinks, beautiful cities or well-known political events. But Slovakia remains very much "hidden".Boudewijn Dekker20. Nov 2017, at 16:05

Bratislava Castle

My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard. Benjamin Cunningham ,18. Nov 2017, at 12:10

Harvey Weinstein

Kotleba and Trump may lead us back to being better citizens

There is no mystery to defeating populism, extremism and stupidity. Democratic systems have built in solutions to people like Kotleba and Trump — elections. Benjamin Cunningham ,12. Nov 2017, at 18:15

In Zvolen, in Nitra, near Brezno, there are billboards in which Kotleba thanks voters for support.

Graver threat than the fascists

The paths to an illiberal democracy are manifold. One of them is also through the victory of “moral hipsterism”.Pavol Hardoš10. Nov 2017, at 10:16

L-R: SaS' Richard Sulík and OĽaNO' Igor Matovič

Good news: democracy does have an anti-fascist immune response

There are still reasons to worry, but something has changed in Slovakia now that elections have wiped the fascists out at regional level. Michaela Terenzani ,7. Nov 2017, at 21:06

Marian Kotleba (L) and his ĽSNS party members, supporters

Five big things that we’ve learned from the regional election results

Election night on November 4 produced some real upsets: here’s what you need to know Michaela Terenzani ,5. Nov 2017, at 14:06

Trump as dead man walking: Beware the contagion

First charges from special prosecutor show collusion with Russia, and cooperating witnesses. Tom Nicholson ,2. Nov 2017, at 8:19

A court artist drawing shows President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, center standing and Manafort's business associate, Rick Gates, in federal court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson.

Voting is an act of integration

Municipal and regional polls are the only chance for those who live and work in Slovakia but do not have a Slovak passport to influence how things develop around them. Michaela Terenzani ,1. Nov 2017, at 16:55

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Blog: Sustainability needs will drive future disruptive innovations

The question of sustainability can no longer be ignored. Creative minds are discovering disruptive innovations that tackle these challenges and transform entire business segments.A collective of authors ING Bank30. Oct 2017, at 12:30

Go West…to Parndorf!

Does it make you feel better when your boss wears an original expensive and elegant designer label suit and you also wear a suit from the same label, bought in an outlet for half that price?Anca Dragu27. Oct 2017, at 12:40

The day Prague fell

It is pointless to talk about the wins and losses of Czech political parties - the one who lost is the Czech Republic.Matúš Krčmárik23. Oct 2017, at 11:04

Andrej Babiš celebrates his election victory.

Robert Fico is not Saddam Hussein

It would take too long to list all the crazy distortions the international media presented about Central Europe and the Czech election campaign this week. Benjamin Cunningham ,21. Oct 2017, at 16:27

Babiš

British PM: We are not treating EU nationals as bargaining chips

Open letter of Theresa May to EU citizens in the UK.19. Oct 2017, at 16:22

Theresa May

Sentenced!

It is definitely good news that at least one emblematic scandal did not end in vain.Peter Schutz19. Oct 2017, at 14:28

Minister Igor Štefanov was sacked over a scandal.

We should not wait until we start lowering our voices when talking about the mighty

The girl with seven names saw the first public execution in Korea aged seven. Beata Balogová ,17. Oct 2017, at 23:25

Hyeonseo Lee

Co-founder and co-owner of Sme daily dies

A major Slovak entrepreneur, Peter Vajda, died in Prague on October 15. He was exceptional for his innate sense of democracy and believing in equal opportunities for all.Alexej Fulmek16. Oct 2017, at 13:14

Peter Vajda

Defense commitments and defense cooperation

NATO membership brings solemn responsibilities as well as benefits, especially today, writes US ambassador to Slovakia.Adam Sterling16. Oct 2017, at 8:45

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