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Back to square one?

Tomáš Drucker leaves after 25 days as interior minister while Tibor Gašpar stays put. Michaela Terenzani ,17. Apr 2018, at 15:10

Drucker (second from right) arrives to the Presidential Palace to hand in his resignation.
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Blog: There is only one boss – the customer

On the importance of customer experience in an era when the customer is always right.Rudolf Sedmina17. Apr 2018, at 11:30

RegioJet is the champion in meeting customer expectations.

Blog: Corruption - there is a way but it takes two

Reflections from a Brit living in Slovakia.Alan Gillman16. Apr 2018, at 18:08

Paul Ryan is quitting like a coward

On his way out the door, with his life’s work totally destroyed, Mr Ryan is still unwilling to speak out against Trump. Benjamin Cunningham ,13. Apr 2018, at 19:55

	
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tells reporters he will not run for re-election.

Orbán's victory is toxic for Visegrad

Orbán might inspire the buds of autocracy in other politicians who also dream about ruling without end and without political scruples. Beata Balogová ,10. Apr 2018, at 5:50

Viktor Orban celebrates his election victory.
Back to Slovakia

Blog: Complexity in Science

Even the best-controlled experiment cannot capture all variables and angles.Andrea Sadloňová9. Apr 2018, at 12:09

Life of Brian, Slovak style

Slovakia’s political opposition has been losing for years due to the "narcissism of small differences". Benjamin Cunningham ,8. Apr 2018, at 21:40

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

Blog: Osturňa under siege

Why a group of people would try to loot an entire village of its charm and beauty is simply mindboggling.Thom Kolton6. Apr 2018, at 15:18

High Tatras

Our shared values are the cement of the European Union. Let us defend them!

Political evolutions in our countries have shown than we need more than ever to reassert our shared commitment to the respect for rule of law and of human rights, writes Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…Didier Reynders4. Apr 2018, at 6:30

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Technology is a poor substitute for morality

In the real world, there are limits on free speech. Online, anything goes. Benjamin Cunningham ,3. Apr 2018, at 10:13

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The courage to be free is the courage to speak out

US Ambassador to Slovakia salutes the courage of journalists like Ján Kuciak, their dedication, and their craft, and repeats that it is unacceptable for them to face violence or intimidation anywhere in the world.Adam Sterling31. Mar 2018, at 12:00

People came out to the SNP Square in Bratislava on the freezing evening of February 26 to light candles in the memory of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak and his partner Martina Kušnírová, who were murdered.

Thirty days that shook Slovakia

The Visegrad Group, the US, and even the EU will no longer provide a support for liberal democracy. We're on our own.Samuel Abrahám30. Mar 2018, at 16:09

Bratislava For Decent Slovakia protest March 16, 2018.
Letter from Canada

In Canada, lucky is not just about the beer

MP Peter Marček and his Internet troll brethren are right – I didn’t come home because I missed Canadian beer. Tom Nicholson ,29. Mar 2018, at 12:05

Tichá Dolina Valley in Tatras, 12 years after

Blog: Sleepwalking away from a decent Slovakia

The mood of agency and urgency seems to have drifted. Reflections from a Brit living in Slovakia.Alan Gillman28. Mar 2018, at 10:36

Protest rally in Trnava

We need to take the protection of journalists seriously

The current case of a convicted journalist shows where to start: decriminalising the work of journalists.Ľuboš Kukliš26. Mar 2018, at 13:15

Former parliament speaker Pavol Paška was successful with his complaint against a journalist.

There is still work to be done

2018 is not a re-run of 1989, but there is a connection. Michaela Terenzani ,22. Mar 2018, at 16:37

Bratislava, March 16
Letter from Canada

What is one life worth?

Have Canadians, insulated from the cruelty of life elsewhere, become too sentimental? Or have Slovaks been made callous to the fate of others by decades of cynical misrule? Tom Nicholson ,22. Mar 2018, at 8:45

Bratislava For Decent Slovakia protest March 16, 2018.
The Other Slovakia

Blog: The promise we must make

While covering this month’s protests in Bratislava, I had a feeling of déjà vu. They reminded me of last year’s protests in Romania.Anca Dragu21. Mar 2018, at 17:58

Dozens of thousands people attended the protest rally in Bratislava on March 9.

Politics is not filth, it concerns all of us

Who falls asleep in democracy, wakes up in totalitarianism.Nová Cvernovka19. Mar 2018, at 13:24

Bratislava For a Decent Slovakia protest March 16, 2018.

Blog: Should foreigners in Slovakia care about today's crisis?

Collectively, we are responsible for the future of our children, whether you are Slovak, Italian, German or, in my case, Dutch.Boudewijn Dekker19. Mar 2018, at 7:00

Bratislava "For Decent Slovakia" gathering on March 16, 2018.

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