Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Opinion, page 2

We protect ourselves from chemical and digital attacks

Calling out perpetrators of cyber-attacks is an important first step, but we must go further, writes British Minister for Europe.Alan Duncan17. Oct 2018, at 15:42

Sir Alan Duncan, British Minister for Europe
Letter from Canada

The silo effect

There is still diversity in the folly on display on Facebook, even among ‘friends’ who aren’t overtly racist, crude or stupid.Tom Nicholson, 16. Oct 2018, at 8:15

Illustrative stock photo

The courage to be free lives on

Memories from a Tour of Slovakia.Adam Sterling15. Oct 2018, at 11:30

Why nationalists cannot have a policy for global warming

The dynamic that emerges looks almost exactly like a classic problem in game theory.Benjamin Cunningham, 12. Oct 2018, at 14:30

The Spitzenkandidat process is nonsensical and dishonest

Electing at least some MEPs on a cross-border basis, for example, would force candidates to articulate a vision for Europe, rather than count on preexisting party loyalties, to get elected.Benjamin Cunningham, 5. Oct 2018, at 19:59

Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič
My Slovak Experience

Blog: Slovakia is a country of womenAudio

They rule the country behind the scenes, says Anca Dragu, a Romanian journalist living in Bratislava.Emanuele Terenzani5. Oct 2018, at 7:20

Will we learn from our collective failure?

Kuciak’s last, unfinished, story is not dead. Robert Fico has forgotten this, but we should not.Michaela Terenzani, 4. Oct 2018, at 11:23

Ján Kuciak

Cyber incidents and attacks threaten our modern economies

While Slovakia is yet to experience a full-scale cyber incident, we are not and will not be immune to them, writes the executive director of AmCham Slovakia.Ronald Blaško3. Oct 2018, at 15:57

Illustrative stock photo

Judges are more powerful than ever before

The current Supreme Court battle in the US is a display of politics corrupting judicial independence, but it also shows how democracies are changing.Benjamin Cunningham, 30. Sep 2018, at 9:02

This is a test of how the state works

In the investigation of the murder of journalist, much more is at stake than just the good name of the police.Beata Balogová, 27. Sep 2018, at 13:32

The police officer in Veľká Mača at the site of Kuciak and Kušnírová's murder.

News isn’t negative because journalists are cynical

The problem is caused by the demand side.Benjamin Cunningham, 23. Sep 2018, at 9:09

AmCham blog

Blog: No bubble on Slovak or Czech residential real estate market

The current state of the Slovak and Czech residential real estate market - what are the risks?David Kocourek17. Sep 2018, at 12:30

Illustrative stock photo

Where Europeans want to be buried

What does the place we choose to be buried in say about our identity?Zuzana Kepplová15. Sep 2018, at 8:21

A European cemetery

Daylight saving time? We need a second referendum

Are you with Winston Churchill, beer gardens, freedom and French fries? Or do you prefer Putin, commuting to work in an icy black abyss and tyranny?Benjamin Cunningham, 14. Sep 2018, at 20:32

Have your say

The municipal election campaign has begun. Foreign residents can – and should – vote.Michaela Terenzani, 11. Sep 2018, at 7:15

My Slovak Experience

Blog: Slovakia is the "I don't care" countryAudio

Iranian stand-up comedian Nasi arrived with her family when she was 15. In this podcast interview she talks about how Slovakia became her home and also why she likes borovička.Emanuele Terenzani10. Sep 2018, at 17:28

Trump was, is and will continue to be a buffoon

How long will it go on and how can we limit the damage?Benjamin Cunningham, 7. Sep 2018, at 17:27

Donald Trump

I’ve given two years to the EU presidency scandal. I’m leaving.

Whistleblower Hlávková to Foreign Minister Lajčák: You can still tell the truth.Zuzana Hlávková5. Sep 2018, at 12:21

Whistleblower Zuzana Hlávková and her former colleague Pavol Szalai who supported her claims.
Letter from Canada

Only in Canada

Exaggerated obligingness is one aspect of life here.Tom Nicholson, 5. Sep 2018, at 11:30

Illustrative stock photo
AmCham blog

Blog: From junior generalists to senior versatilists

The evolution of shared service centers in Slovakia - are they ready for another upgrade?Martin Džbor4. Sep 2018, at 12:30