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The UK is not cutting off its own hand, it is holding it out

It is not rational to behave towards the UK as if it posed a security risk to the EU.Andy Garth19. Jun 2018, at 14:30

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Welcome to Slovakia?

Following Henry Acorda’s horrific killing, businesses need to stand up. Michaela Terenzani ,19. Jun 2018, at 8:42

June 8 gathering in Bratislava

How to keep politics and sports separate

FIFA, may not be a government, but they and the events they put on are undeniably political and embody all the worst things about globalisation. Benjamin Cunningham ,15. Jun 2018, at 16:20

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russian President Vladimir Putin (left to right) stand for the anthem prior to the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opened the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia.
The Other Slovakia

Blog: Cutting another ribbon

Why is a hospital's new cover photo on Facebook a revolution in Slovak health care?Anca Dragu14. Jun 2018, at 12:03

Last week, the FD Roosevelt Faculty Hospital in Banska Bystrica, one of the largest health care facilities in Slovakia, changed its cover photo on Facebook.
AmCham blog

Blog: A long-term journey

AmCham’s departing Executive Director Jake Slegers reflects on his beginnings in Slovakia and in the position of the Executive Director as well as on the crucial moments which shaped AmCham during the 17 years of…AmCham11. Jun 2018, at 12:30

Jake Slegers
Letter from Canada

Liberal excesses make even Trump sound normal

In Slovakia, I was seen as a dewy-eyed liberal. Back home, I am a stick-in-the-mud conservative without even a tattoo to mark him as chill. Tom Nicholson ,11. Jun 2018, at 8:10

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting at the G-7 summit.

Liberals go on the offensive

A counterrevolution against illiberal populism is underway in parts of Europe. Benjamin Cunningham ,10. Jun 2018, at 20:08

Spain's new government ministers pose for the media after their first cabinet meeting on June 8, 2018.

Murder of Ján and Martina did not wake them up, and we do not know if the killing of Henry will

In Slovakia, we have not managed to build our collective feeling of national pride on positive emotions.Zuzana Števulová5. Jun 2018, at 14:22

Man who killed Henry Acorda arrives to court.

Lack of political courage cost us money last week

Three years after the worst of the Greek crisis, Europe has done little to address the roots of eurozone problems. Benjamin Cunningham ,4. Jun 2018, at 9:44

Finance Minister Peter Kazimir

Building on our predecessors’ courage to be free

The Pittsburgh Agreement teaches us that for at least one hundred years, Slovaks have sought to fully participate in and contribute to the transatlantic community of western democracies.Adam Sterling31. May 2018, at 9:50

The Pittsburgh Agreement was presented in the Slovak parliament in 2008, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of its signing.
Letter from Canada

The bewitching power of kittens

The arrow of history points towards greater respect for other life. Tom Nicholson ,28. May 2018, at 17:24

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AmCham blog

Blog: Brands as new cultural institutions

Pavol Minár describes how the role of brands has changed and how this process brings new opportunities as well as responsibilities.Pavol Minár28. May 2018, at 12:30

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Pro-EU voters vote for anti-EU governments

This phenomenon is no longer limited to Central Europe. Benjamin Cunningham ,25. May 2018, at 17:30

Hungarian and foreign students took to the streets of Budapest to support CEU.

A happy marriage? Both simpler, and tougher, than we realize

If experience is the mother of wisdom, why aren’t second and third marriages more successful? Tom Nicholson ,21. May 2018, at 10:59

Marching in step

Some Slovak conservatives have shown that they cannot resist fascist bait. Michaela Terenzani ,21. May 2018, at 8:10

Far-right LSNS leader Marian Kotleba in parliament.

We are in for a hot summer

Europe has done very little to prepare for a reprise of mass refugee flows. Benjamin Cunningham ,18. May 2018, at 16:35

Refugee camp Traiskirchen
The Other Slovakia

Blog: I want to ride my bicycle

We will soon have the opportunity to let authorities know loud and clear that cyclists do not want to be pushed out of Bratislava's forests.Anca Dragu17. May 2018, at 16:17

City relaxation with a bicycle.

Democratic election under digital fire

Political interference and the spread of fake news not only influences election results but also jeopardises democracy.Daniel Milo16. May 2018, at 11:30

Donald Trump
Back to Slovakia

Blog: Science in Slovakia needs to be more focused

Is it justifiable to ask young students in Slovakia to dedicate their lives to science, when we cannot even support our current scientists and we do not value the complexity of scientific endeavour?Andrea Sadloňová14. May 2018, at 13:42

Consequences of a politically compromised RTVS are worse than you think

Amid falling poll numbers and regular street demonstrations there is little doubt parties like Smer and SNS hope to use this channel to implement the most classic of political campaign tactics. Benjamin Cunningham ,12. May 2018, at 14:20

RTVS, the Slovak Radio

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