The moment that changed my perception of the media

One flew over the newsprint: Images from the history of the Sme dailyAlexej Fulmek14. Feb 2019, at 17:02

Alexej Fulmek (right) and Karol Ježík in the early days of Sme.

Media zombies are soft on the powerful

Politicians again shelter themselves with sinful press code amendment.Beata Balogová, 13. Feb 2019, at 11:39

Fico tears his dignity into pieces during live broadcast

The ex-prime minister is dragging his party into a political sink.Beata Balogová, 12. Feb 2019, at 21:43

Robert Fico in parliament.

The “commoner’s” Central Europe is hollow

We have inherited the Habsburg’s conservative worldview along with their hot desserts.Michal Havran5. Feb 2019, at 19:55

Prince Eugene of Savoy overlooking Budapest.

Message to Angela Merkel: Europe can save the world

But Germany and France must take the lead.Juraj Mesík5. Feb 2019, at 8:48

Thousands of youngsters crowd the streets as they march during a climate change protest in Brussels, Jan 31, 2019.
AmCham blog

Blog: The regions need to redefine the way Slovakia is governed

Anton Marcinčin shares his opinions on regional policies as well as life in the regions drawing from his experience as the Government Plenipotentiary for Underdeveloped Regions.AmCham4. Feb 2019, at 12:15

Anton Marcinčin

Slovakia’s conflicts are insoluble, while there are no adults to own them

Conflict solution is a skill that can be applied to both personal and civilizational problems.Tom Nicholson, 3. Feb 2019, at 12:01

Mikuláš Dzurinda

Brexit has bolstered public support for the EU

Ireland, the smaller country, now negotiates from a position of strength — because of EU membership.Benjamin Cunningham, 1. Feb 2019, at 17:13

In a time when so much about the EU feels troubled, British backwardness is prompting reminders of what works.

“Who” instead of “where”

Why is it that only third-country nationals have to undergo a check for communicable diseases when Slovaks returning from holidays can bring back viruses and bacteria?Anca Dragu31. Jan 2019, at 9:13

Publishers: The amendment to the Press Code displays Smer’s egoism

The Slovak Press Publishers’ Association has taken a critical stance towards the Press Code proposal, trying to reintroduce the right of reply for politicians.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jan 2019, at 13:53

Blog: At first, Bratislava was a city I never wanted to live in

Before coming to Slovakia, adventurer Jekaterina Nikolajenko lived in Portugal, guiding tourists around the Porto wine cellars.Emanuele Terenzani25. Jan 2019, at 8:35


Too cool for school?

Fico seems to think the rules don’t apply to him. But he wants to judge everyone else.Michaela Terenzani, 24. Jan 2019, at 7:47

Robert Fico at the hearing.

Wake up, Slovakia!

It is time to stop public information from being effectively hidden from public view.Thom Kolton23. Jan 2019, at 14:36


Theresa May at least has the courage to try

May keeps her job because nobody else is capable, or willing, to take on the impossible task of Brexit.Benjamin Cunningham, 18. Jan 2019, at 16:04

Theresa May

‘All his own work’

To preserve their credibility, real academics must call out plagiarism.Michaela Terenzani, 18. Jan 2019, at 8:50

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko
Letter from Canada

Home is where the music makes sense

We may share poverty, but never the songs that make us shiver.Tom Nicholson, 17. Jan 2019, at 7:55

Tom Waits

Institutional racism penetrated the justice system

No amount of evidence will ever be enough to hold racist police officers to account when they terrorise and brutalise Roma communities.Marek Balaz16. Jan 2019, at 13:39

A man from Roma settlement Vrbnica shows his bruises allegedly caused by police.

Protest is worthwhile, but only as an initial tactic

“Get rid of Fico” must become “Replace Fico with X”.Benjamin Cunningham, 11. Jan 2019, at 18:00

Blog: Don't resolve to keep your kid thin in 2019

New Year's resolutions are often about healthy habits - but the right reason for trying to keep them makes all the difference, especially for our kids.Naomi Hužovičová, 7. Jan 2019, at 19:15

Girl with arms full of flowers, Mikuláš Galanda, 1938

The importance of finding the best in others

How we think of each other is the greatest difference between Slovakia and Canada.Tom Nicholson, 7. Jan 2019, at 7:32