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What to ask politicians about drugs

Slovak politics has entered a sort of time machine as it debates the meaning of Michal Truban admitting he used drugs in the pastBenjamin Cunningham, 19. Aug 2019, at 15:00

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Blog: EU takes timid steps toward a circular economy

Monika Junicke from Komerční Banka describes the main challenges complicating the implementation of European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan.Monika Junicke19. Aug 2019, at 12:30

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ends up in landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.

And the winner goes… into politics?!?

What would happen if math Olympic medalists used their bright minds to try to lead local and central state institutions?Anca Dragu, 13. Aug 2019, at 21:26

Four Prešov students shine in science around the world with outstanding projects.
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Blog: From farm to fork: Future outlook for the EU agri-food sector

The EU agri-food sector is likely to undergo dramatic changes in the years to come. David Bielik, Account Executive at Fipra Slovakia, identifies the main challenges and offers various possible developments.David Bielik5. Aug 2019, at 12:25

You can’t win if you don’t lose

Social media has fueled a desire to appear successful at all times.Benjamin Cunningham, 5. Aug 2019, at 7:09

60 percent of Slovaks were social media users in 2018.

What kind of people actually become politicians?

Politicians really are different from the rest of us — and not in a good way.Benjamin Cunningham, 29. Jul 2019, at 6:00

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The door with no handle

Getting treated in the Slovak public health care system is never less than an adventure. Some of the surprises are tiresome; many are just odd.James Thomson, 25. Jul 2019, at 16:05

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

Europe united – strength in unity to face global challenges

Europe is getting a fresh start with a new EU Commission and European Parliament.Joachim Bleicker24. Jul 2019, at 15:02

German Ambassador to Slovakia Joachim Bleicker

Battling for a sense of pride

Pride wants politicians not to abuse LGBTI rights in their campaigns. Fat chance.Michaela Terenzani, 24. Jul 2019, at 7:32

Rainbow pedestrian crossing at the SNP Square in central Bratislava.
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Blog: Slovakia needs crucial reforms to enhance R&D

Silvia Hallová, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton Slovakia, explains why Slovakia continues to lag behind in R&D and what can be done to improve it.Silvia Hallová22. Jul 2019, at 12:25

Everyone deserves a safe environment free from harrassment

Embassies support LGBTI Pride Marches around Slovakia.18. Jul 2019, at 12:54

What about regional disparities in air quality?

The European market for dirty diesel will increasingly concentrate on Central and Eastern Europe.Benjamin Cunningham, 9. Jul 2019, at 18:11

The current share of biofuels in petrol and diesel is likely to grow.

Why we didn't want the breakup of Czechoslovakia

Images from the history of the Sme daily: After the 1992 elections.Alexej Fulmek, 4. Jul 2019, at 10:28

Former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar with Babky Demokratky.

Three years of courage and freedom

The shared love of freedom, and the shared courage to defend and nurture it, will continue to sustain the relationship between the US and Slovakia for generations to come, US ambassador writes.Adam Sterling4. Jul 2019, at 9:29

US Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling

Visegrad won nothing, only helped Orbán flex his muscle

The region has not managed to win any key EU post.Beata Balogová, 3. Jul 2019, at 23:04

Viktor Orban
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Blog: Slovakia through the European lenses

Head of Economic Analyses Section at EC Representation shares interesting insights from the 2019 edition of EC’s Country Report on Slovakia and highlights the priorities of EU’s upcoming budgeting period.AmCham team2. Jul 2019, at 12:30

Most Slovaks favour official European-Atlantic foreign policy of Slovakia.
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In praise of the jedáleň

Some level of disbelief greets my reports that Slovaks typically dine out on a hearty two-course meal every weekday lunchtime.James Thomson, 25. Jun 2019, at 14:54

Fried cheese has outlived socialism. Some restaurants serve it as the only vegetari-an meal.

General Ripper might be right

Trump provides another apex example of life imitating art.Benjamin Cunningham, 21. Jun 2019, at 13:48

Čaputová says "inhabitants". What does that say about her?

Politicians set the tone of the conversation for good or for worse.Anca Dragu, 19. Jun 2019, at 14:30

Čaputová is green, and none the worse for that

Slovakia’s new president confirms in her inaugural address that she’ll focus on the environment.Michaela Terenzani, 15. Jun 2019, at 18:02

Zuzana Čaputová in the Presidential Palace on her inauguration day.