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Blog: Taking responsibility for our work...

Monika Filipová describes the numerous challenges civil servants in Slovakia have to face and explains what fueled her desire to change things from the inside through the Good Civil Servant initiative.AmCham4. Dec 2018, at 12:00

Office, illustrative stock photo

We are sorry about Babiš. We aren't all like him

What has 2018 been like for Slovakia and the Czech Republic? Poor.Petr Šabata3. Dec 2018, at 13:12

Czech PM Andrej Babiš.

Car industry presents a clear warning of an economic downturn

It sure seems like there is plenty for the G20 to talk about.Benjamin Cunningham, 2. Dec 2018, at 19:25

Volkswagen Slovakia will be one of clients of SAM Automotive Slovakia.

On the borders of schizophrenia

The debate over migration has reached an absurd new level.Michaela Terenzani, 28. Nov 2018, at 9:17

Andrej Danko (left) was the first to say Slovakia shouldn't even go to Marrakesh.

From Slovakia to the streets of Kenya

The feature I didn't write, though it deserved to be.Matúš Krčmárik27. Nov 2018, at 17:07

Tomas Rusnak

A great Slovak

Anna Jurová, one of the most fascinating Slovak social scientists I have ever met and talked to in this country, died on November 13.Anca Dragu26. Nov 2018, at 0:10

"We have a generation of Roma young adults whose parents have never worked. And we have to persuade this generation to get an education and find a job." Anna Jurová

What does Lajčák really believe in?

The time to speak up was in 2015 and 2016. Lajčák didn’t, because it wasn’t career-friendly.Benjamin Cunningham, 23. Nov 2018, at 16:07

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Europe might not be just an innocent victim

While real estate bubbles in the US, Greece and Spain were partial causes of global crisis, irresponsible lending was also rife in places you hear little about.Benjamin Cunningham, 19. Nov 2018, at 11:05

How to elect your mayor

When you live in a small village, you don't care about Bratislava. At home, everything is at stake.Michaela Terenzani, 18. Nov 2018, at 9:00

Letter from Canada

Home (for a rest)

Returning from exile is a fine thing, but no one talks about how exhausting it is.Tom Nicholson, 17. Nov 2018, at 13:00

The courage to fight for democracy

Authoritarian societies squander the possibilities of human achievement, of lives lived to their fullest, writes the US ambassador to Slovakia.Adam Sterling17. Nov 2018, at 9:30

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What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.Beata Balogová, 16. Nov 2018, at 10:51

November 1989 in Bratislava

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.Michaela Terenzani, 15. Nov 2018, at 11:30

UPDATED: 15. Nov 2018, at 20:02

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 520 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.14. Nov 2018, at 9:50

Slovak journalists at one of protest rallies organised in response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.

Why do they let nobodies lead key EU institutions?

Quite a lot of the conventional wisdom about the European Union is simply wrong, yet political leaders across the continent continue to reinforce the public’s worst impressions.Benjamin Cunningham, 9. Nov 2018, at 12:54

Manfred Weber of Germany wins the race to lead the European Union's center-right parties into key EU elections in May.
Letter from Canada

Signs of life on Day of the Dead

Salmon were once a hundred times more populous on Canada’s Western coast.Tom Nicholson, 6. Nov 2018, at 6:32

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The sinking Trump ship could drag the rest of the world down with it

Once association with Donald Trump is proven to be a risk for reelection rather than an asset, it is the beginning of his end.Benjamin Cunningham, 5. Nov 2018, at 14:21

Donald Trump during the election campaign.
My Slovak Experience

Blog: It took me half a year to get used to halušky

How do you regonise the moment when a foreign country becomes your home? Billy Altansukh, a Mongolian who now calls Slovakia home, describes it in this podcast.Emanuele Terenzani2. Nov 2018, at 13:50


Smother impunity before it can breathe

The IPI Executive Board chose to meet here, in Bratislava, to raise its collective voice to demand justice for Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.Scott Griffen1. Nov 2018, at 21:00

#allforjan gathering in Bratislava on March 2.
Letter from Canada

The Canada I looked forward to no longer exists

There was something in the vet’s bedside manner that evoked in me a longing for the doctor I longed for.Tom Nicholson, 29. Oct 2018, at 12:09

The Health Ministry has announced grants to combat the shortage of medical workers.