Last Week in Slovakia

The campaign goes to parliament after the last polls

SNS and Smer are ready to spend a lot of money to save their numbers ahead of the election.Michaela Terenzani, 17. Feb 2020, at 15:02

Peter Pellegrini's cabinet sent costly measures to parliament just days before election.

Čaputová in Munich: Leaders have a special responsibility to resist populism

The rule of law requires strong institutions and active citizens but also political leaders who abide by it.Zuzana Čaputová17. Feb 2020, at 12:46

President Zuzana Čaputová at the Munich Security Conference
AmCham blog

Strengthening the Transatlantic bond

US Ambassador to Slovakia Bridget Brink shares the goals of her mission as well as her first impressions of Slovakia.AmCham team17. Feb 2020, at 12:30

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová (r) and new US Ambassador to Slovakia Bridget A. Brink.
Nice driveway! An occasional column on life in Slovakia

Men of appetites

Slovakia’s voters face some unappetising choices on 29 February.James Thomson, 13. Feb 2020, at 11:25

Robert Fico celebrates his 2012 victory.
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An expelled diplomat, a charged commentator, and a new opposition leader

Polls have brought more questions than answers so far. Soon they will be silenced.Michaela Terenzani, 10. Feb 2020, at 14:00

Igor Matovič enjoys the limelight.
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Decoy games and campaign clashes

Despite not having a proper election programme, Matovič still manages to make Slovakia speechless.Michaela Terenzani, 3. Feb 2020, at 13:23

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Young Slovak talent needs you

Eva Vargová, CEO of Junior Achievement Slovakia, urges the business sector to continue to invest into Slovakia’s human capital of the future, support educational activities and motivate young people.Eva Vargová3. Feb 2020, at 12:30

The banality of evil

As I followed the murder trial in person, I started wondering if and when Slovak society would sincerely begin to look into the mirror.Anca Dragu, 30. Jan 2020, at 5:54

Marian Kočner

Competitive BSC industry – competitive country

To elevate the competitiveness of the Slovak economy in the years to come, the modern philosophy of the Labour Code should reflect the social dynamics of the 21st century.Peter Rusiňák28. Jan 2020, at 6:30

In centres of excellence, a group of skilled workers is using brand new technologies.
Nice driveway! An occasional column on life in Slovakia

Once upon a time in the east

In which your correspondent is doused in holy water and discusses the economics of collective farming.James Thomson, 27. Jan 2020, at 20:10

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Unexpected resignation complicates Hungarian party campaign

A well-performing minister resigned due to an alcohol-induced incident, while Andrej Danko offended the president from his top parliamentary seat.Michaela Terenzani, 27. Jan 2020, at 14:30

Environment Minister László Solymos

Indecision ends up a decision of its own

If reasonable people are unwilling to make choices, the Mussolinis, Trumps, Le Pens or Kotlebas of the world sure seem willing to do it for us.Benjamin Cunningham, 25. Jan 2020, at 16:57

This election will be about extremism

The stakes are high, times have changed, but ruling politicians are using the same, failed playbook.Michaela Terenzani, 23. Jan 2020, at 11:00

Protest against the far right ĽSNS in Levoča.
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National court drama intensifies as polls raise alarm

The first week of the Kuciak murder trial saw key witnesses take the stand while polls do not rule out a far-right victory in February.Michaela Terenzani, 20. Jan 2020, at 14:36

Peter Toth

Effects of global changes will depend on the policies Slovakia implements

The speed of transformation requires us to plan ahead and be prepared.Vladimír Šucha16. Jan 2020, at 16:09

Graduates from vocational schools are needed.
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Historic trial started with a guilty plea

Kuciak murder trial and hauliers’ strike will impact elections.Michaela Terenzani, 13. Jan 2020, at 15:18

Miroslav Marček

Slovakia 2020: A guide to the political landscape

Find your way in the little big country with our itinerary.Michaela Terenzani, 10. Jan 2020, at 20:23


We live in one of the most fearful times

Fear is contagious.Benjamin Cunningham, 10. Jan 2020, at 14:46

We protect Slovakia. Smer's 2016 election campaign.
AmCham blog

The untapped potential of marginalised communities

Michaela Mudroňová from People in Need, talks about specific programs aimed at helping the long-term unemployed find work and establishing successful cooperation with businesses.AmCham team9. Jan 2020, at 12:15

Illustrative stock photo
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First prison sentence and a clash over troops

Last week started in Pezinok and ended in Iraq.Michaela Terenzani, 6. Jan 2020, at 15:37

Zoltán Andruskó arrives to court