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50 years since 1968

Yuri Dojc: I did not want to live under occupation

Slovakia is not even close to what I remember from my life here, says the Canadian-Slovak photographer.Michaela Terenzani, 17. Aug 2018, at 9:25

Yuri Dojc today: "A reflection of an older man in the mirror with glimpse of an attractive woman , who is my wife"

For a Decent Slovakia initiative will resume protests in September

The initiative insists on early election.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Aug 2018, at 1:13

Thousands of people attended the protest rally in Bratislava on March 9.

Slovaks receive the European “science Oscar”

Ján Tkáč from the Slovak Academy of Sciences has received financing for a project to diagnose prostate cancer more accurately.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Aug 2018, at 0:11

R-L: Vice-chair of Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) Peter Samuely and SAS chemist and ERC grant laureate Ján Tkáč at a press briefing on August 16, 2018.

IFP: Roma employment in Slovakia lags behind majority

In the long term, the employment rate of Roma is significantly lower than that of the majority, with the main reasons being poor education and low skills, as well as insufficient support through the programs of…Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Aug 2018, at 13:49

Roma children in nursery school, illustrative stock photo
50 years since 1968

We were on the run, but we were welcomedPhoto

Slovak-Swiss writer Irena Brežná was forced to emigrate but found a way to fill her life with meaning in a foreign land.Michaela Terenzani, 16. Aug 2018, at 13:00

Irena Brežná arrives to Switzerland.

Protest pointing to stalemate in SAV takes place at Cabinet Office

The academy of sciences has been paralysed and its operation threatened, organisers from the initiative Veda Chce Žiť (Science Wants to Live) argue.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 23:14

Participants of the Veda Chce Žiť protest in front of Government Office in Bratislava, August 14.

Last Week in Slovakia: This could be the hottest summerAudio

Listen to all the headlines from the last week.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 16:32

Escaping the heat in the city
UPDATED: Aug 15, 23:50

Snina stopped the fascists

UPDATED: The town of Snina clearly expressed a ban against a public meeting organised by the extreme-right ĽSNS MP Milan Mazurek.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 13:59

Milan Mazurek at the protest against Islamisation.

Poll: Case of Vietnamese national has not pushed Smer under 20 percent yet

The August poll of the Focus polling agency showed that the ruling Smer party would still win, despite the highly publicised case of Slovak cabinet’s involvement in the abduction of a Vietnamese man by a delegation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Aug 2018, at 21:16

Igor Matovič of OĽaNO
50 years since August 1968

August 1968: After a temporary thaw, the Czechoslovak borders were sealed

Tens of thousands of citizens used the window of opportunity and left Czechoslovakia following the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops 50 years ago.Radka Minarechová, 14. Aug 2018, at 18:29

August 21st, 1968: The Warsaw Pact troops, led by the Soviet army, invaded Czechoslovakia .
50 years since August 1968

Timeline: From the Prague Spring to occupation and normalisation

An overview of the events that unfolded between late 1967 and 1969.Boris Vanya14. Aug 2018, at 17:21

Alexander Dubček has just jumped of the diving board in Santovka, July 1968.

Measles epidemic emergency status downgraded in Michalovce district

Monitoring of the situation and other measures remain in placeCompiled by Spectator staff, 14. Aug 2018, at 6:24

Illustratory stock photo

General prosecutor will release 44 people from confidentiality in kidnapping case

The German side will check medialised information.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Aug 2018, at 23:42

General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár

The hot days of summer are not over yet

Temperatures dropped slightly over the weekend but they're expected to rise to stifling highs once again.Peter Kováč13. Aug 2018, at 22:01

Illustrative stock photo

Parliamentary committee head finds no evidence of SIS involvement in the kidnapping of Vietnamese business man

Both the Interior Minister and the Director of the Secret Service are waiting for the investigation to be completed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Aug 2018, at 13:54

Head of parliamentary committee for overseeing SIS Gábor Grendel (L) and direvotr of SIS intelligence service Anton Šafárik, August 10, 2018.

A unique space for young people about to be created in Bratislava

The Old Dining Room opens its doors in the spring of 2019, but a large community action is already being prepared to take place this September.Simona Fiabane (Pontis Foundation)13. Aug 2018, at 12:39

Yard of the Old Dining Room

Abduction: The accusations are absurd, Kaliňák said

The session of the parliamentary defence and security committee was closed to the public.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Aug 2018, at 23:12

Robert Kaliňák

Police uncover corruption scheme at environment department in Bratislava

NAKA detained seven people after raiding the office; three of them were taken into custody.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Aug 2018, at 22:47

Illustrative stock photo

Meteorologists issue warnings against extreme heat

Where should people be particularly careful?Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Aug 2018, at 13:41

Illustrative stock photo

Controversial businessman Kočner remains in custody

But he can still challenge the decision.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Aug 2018, at 13:39

Marian Kočner