He immigrated to the US, captured in the iconic photo of the Iwo Jima battle

Michael Strank did not live to see the capturing of the island.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Feb 2020, at 6:50

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Two years after the murders: We should never forget Ján and Martina

Slovakia commemorated the murders of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová. The organisers called on people to attend elections.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Feb 2020, at 19:55

Freedom Square in Bratislava on February 21, 2020.

French analyst: Danko in Russia? It’s detrimental but in the end, no one really cares

In an interview, Thibault Muzergues talks about the image of Slovakia abroad and the impact of upcoming elections.Matúš Krčmárik21. Feb 2020, at 13:33

Thibault Muzergues

Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová remembered by diplomatic community

The investigative journalist and his fiancée were murdered two years ago, on February 21.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Feb 2020, at 11:34

The diplomatic community lights candles in memory of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová near the Visitation of Virgin Mary Church on SNP Square.

Two years after the murder: How the crime scene looks today

Journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová were killed on February 21, 2018.Matúš Burčík, Marko Erd21. Feb 2020, at 10:26

The entrance to the house.

The blockade of the special session is over. MPs discussed 13th month pensions only

The two previous attempts to discuss the proposals were marred by opposition MPs blocking the desk.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Feb 2020, at 0:06

A special parliamentary session on February 20, 2020.

Will protection of the Morské Oko nature reserve be reduced?

Activists from VLK have handed 62,000 protest signatures to the Environment Ministry.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Feb 2020, at 23:45

Morské oko in the Vihorlat Mountains, eastern Slovakia.

Several events will commemorate two years since the murders of Kuciak and Kušnírová

The gatherings organised by For a Decent Slovakia will be held in more than 50 places.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Feb 2020, at 14:06

Vegetables, spa, and confusion. Welcome to Slovakia’s newest town

If European standards for number of residents would apply, there would only be ten towns in Slovakia. Currently, there are 141.Edward Szekeres, 20. Feb 2020, at 7:01

Enjoying thermal water in Nesvady.

A chief editor quits over Pellegrini’s intervention in a to-be-published interview

Plus 7 Dní weekly reporter asked the prime minister a sensitive personal question.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2020, at 22:11

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer).

A letter from Kuciak’s family encouraged Kövesi to run for EU’s top prosecutor

Independence is key in the anti-corruption battle, Kövesi said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2020, at 21:48

The EU's top prosecutor Laura Codruţu Kövesi meets President Zuzana Čaputová in Bratislava on February 18, 2020.

OSCE observers arrive to oversee 2020 elections

Attention to be paid to election legislation and media independence.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2020, at 21:43

OSCE experts meet Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák in Bratislava on February 19, 2020.

Memorial dedicated to Kuciak, Kušnírová and Caruana Galizia decorates European Parliament

The EU authorities will do their utmost to see those responsible for the murders brought to justice.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2020, at 13:56

Unveiling of Immortal Truth

Constitutional Court judge Mamojka reportedly lied about contact with Kočner

The Constitutional Court president will decide on what to do next after February 20.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 22:11

Smer MP Mojmír Mamojka
UPDATED: 19. Feb 2020, at 14:15

Opposition MPs brought wedding cake to parliament, session was postponed

The session ended after only seven minutes on February 19.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 19:09


Five big questions to ask ahead of election in Slovakia

Where does the country stand based on the last published polls?Michaela TerenzaniNina Hrabovská Francelová, 18. Feb 2020, at 17:04

Martin Slosiarik and Václav Hřích

Head of personal data office threatened journalists. She used to text with Kočner

Former journalist Soňa Pőtheová demanded that reporters reveal their sources.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 14:09

Marian Kočner

New semester at Slovakia's top IT school started with a strike

The series of events that led to the strike started with the firing of a former dean, strike set to continue.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 13:56

Strike at FIIT STU

Chachaland summer camp founder charged with sexual abuse

The founder’s victim wrote a blog about her abuse in 2019.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 6:17

An illustrative photo.

Anonymous video targeting Kiska leaks two weeks before elections

Another video is to leak to the media, Kiska claims.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 6:12

Za Ľudí chair Andrej Kiska.