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Slovakia will get an Ordinary PM

The composition of the next parliament still raises more questions than answers the day after election weekend.Michaela Terenzani, 2. Mar 2020, at 13:00

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Serious issues, not too seriously…

Julian Gerhart, one of the founders of Zmudri, talks about how to better prepare high school students for real life and why it matters.AmCham team2. Mar 2020, at 12:30

Matovič holds all the trump cards

The rest of the potential ruling coalition is left at his mercy.Peter Tkačenko2. Mar 2020, at 12:28

Fico (left) and Matovič.

First post-election analysis: Massive win for Matovič, debacle for PS/Spolu, Danko wiped out

Country asks for fundamental change.Jakub Filo1. Mar 2020, at 12:46

Igor Matovič

Fico has been defeated by a man he used to call a clown

The responsibility of the new government will be immense.Michaela Terenzani, 1. Mar 2020, at 3:44

Igor Matovič during election night in Trnava.

Blog: The deceiving paradox of far-right politics

No Slav can stand with Hitler, writes NGO founder and author Zuzana Palovic.Zuzana Palovic28. Feb 2020, at 13:06

Zuzana Palovic

Ethnic Hungarians should not be divided into good and bad

The identity of Slovakia's Hungarians cannot be based on how they feel about Orbán.Beata Balogová, 25. Feb 2020, at 13:39

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (centre) and his Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini (centre-left) during their visit at the transit zone for migrants in Röszke on the Hungarian-Serbian border.

Varoufakis: Kažimír was the worst, outschäubling Schäuble

I tried to facilitate an escape from debtors' prison but I failed, says the former Greek finance minister.Matúš Krčmárik, 24. Feb 2020, at 18:42

Yanis Varoufakis.
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Slovakia remembered victims, Fico remembered himself

Parliament has provided enough material for a political comedy movie once the Slovak movie directors get tired of thrillers and dramas based on current events.Michaela Terenzani, 24. Feb 2020, at 14:30

Leaving the EU is science-fiction no longer

Has Britain found the right response to the challenges of this century?Ivan Korčok21. Feb 2020, at 9:32

The UK left Slovakia on January 31, 2020.
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The campaign goes to parliament after the last polls

SNS and Smer are ready to spend a lot of money to save their numbers ahead of the election.Michaela Terenzani, 17. Feb 2020, at 15:02

Peter Pellegrini's cabinet sent costly measures to parliament just days before the election.

Čaputová in Munich: Leaders have a special responsibility to resist populism

The rule of law requires strong institutions and active citizens but also political leaders who abide by it.Zuzana Čaputová17. Feb 2020, at 12:46

President Zuzana Čaputová at the Munich Security Conference
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Strengthening the Transatlantic bond

US Ambassador to Slovakia Bridget Brink shares the goals of her mission as well as her first impressions of Slovakia.AmCham team17. Feb 2020, at 12:30

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová (r) and new US Ambassador to Slovakia Bridget A. Brink.
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Men of appetites

Slovakia’s voters face some unappetising choices on 29 February.James Thomson, 13. Feb 2020, at 11:25

Robert Fico celebrates his 2012 victory.
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An expelled diplomat, a charged commentator, and a new opposition leader

Polls have brought more questions than answers so far. Soon they will be silenced.Michaela Terenzani, 10. Feb 2020, at 14:00

Igor Matovič enjoys the limelight.
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Decoy games and campaign clashes

Despite not having a proper election programme, Matovič still manages to make Slovakia speechless.Michaela Terenzani, 3. Feb 2020, at 13:23

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Young Slovak talent needs you

Eva Vargová, CEO of Junior Achievement Slovakia, urges the business sector to continue to invest into Slovakia’s human capital of the future, support educational activities and motivate young people.Eva Vargová3. Feb 2020, at 12:30

The banality of evil

As I followed the murder trial in person, I started wondering if and when Slovak society would sincerely begin to look into the mirror.Anca Dragu, 30. Jan 2020, at 5:54

Marian Kočner

Competitive BSC industry – competitive country

To elevate the competitiveness of the Slovak economy in the years to come, the modern philosophy of the Labour Code should reflect the social dynamics of the 21st century.Peter Rusiňák28. Jan 2020, at 6:30

In centres of excellence, a group of skilled workers is using brand new technologies.
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Once upon a time in the east

In which your correspondent is doused in holy water and discusses the economics of collective farming.James Thomson, 27. Jan 2020, at 20:10