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Foreigners in Slovakia

News and features on living in Slovakia

IOM organises free consultancy day

The organisation aimed at aiding foreigners in adapting to the stay and/or life in Slovakia offers free advisory services to non-EU citizens on September 27, at its “One Stop Shop” in Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Sep 2018, at 13:13

New premises of the Foreigners' Police department at Regrútska Street in Bratislava.

Rules for hiring foreigners are simpler. For exceptions

Despite positive changes, employers still point to some barriers preventing more effective and simpler recruitment of foreign workers.Radka Minarechová, 24. Sep 2018, at 11:57

Some problems with Foreigners’ Police continue.

Spectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery)Audio

In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.Michaela TerenzaniHannah Falchuk, 19. Sep 2018, at 18:06

He survived the Paris attacks: Slovakia healed me, he says

I stepped back into life and learned to live again here. I don’t think I could have done it in Paris, says Thomas Tran Dinh.Michaela Terenzani, 18. Sep 2018, at 12:22

I found people in Slovakia who try to understand and balance things, says Thomas Tran Dinh.

Spectacular Slovakia #2: Running and sightseeing in BratislavaAudio

Where to go for a run in Bratislava? Anna Fay shares her tips with active travellers.Michaela TerenzaniAnna Fay, 12. Sep 2018, at 16:25

Have your say

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


US investments include IT companies, automotive suppliers, a steelmaker and morePhoto

Five different examples of US investments 
in Slovakia.Jana Liptáková, 10. Sep 2018, at 6:30

The Amazon returns centre in Sereď

Spectacular Slovakia #1: Bratislava vs. ViennaAudio

Listen to the first episode of our travel podcast, with tips on how to make the best of your trip to Bratislava.Michaela Terenzani, 6. Sep 2018, at 8:48

FAQ: How can foreigners vote in municipal elections in Slovakia?

Foreigners living in Slovakia can influence the results of the upcoming municipal elections. Here is what you need to know before visiting a polling station.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Sep 2018, at 11:35

US companies bring higher added value to Slovakia

The labour force shortage is also an issue for members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia.Jana Liptáková, 5. Sep 2018, at 6:30

Ronald Blaško

Bound by courage: The United States of America and Slovakia

Our shared history and courage, grounded in common values, span over one hundred years, US Ambassador to Slovakia writes.Adam Sterling3. Sep 2018, at 6:30

US Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling
My Slovak Experience

Blog: Bratislava is great if you give it a chanceAudio

Ecuadorian Diego Loyola has lived in Slovakia since 2010. He talks about his Slovak experience in this podcast interview.Emanuele Terenzani30. Aug 2018, at 8:00

Are Slovaks too Nordic to chat?

It’s not just foreigners that struggle to connect.Michaela Terenzani, 29. Aug 2018, at 10:30

The main railway station in Bratislava

Slovak teacher: Our language is not as difficult as we make it out to be

What's the best way to make learning Slovak fun for foreigners?Barbora Tancerová28. Aug 2018, at 11:07

Michaela Mošaťová

US companies bear added value

Opportunities for further development are in the sectors such as automotive and strategic shared services centres.Peter Adamovsky, 28. Aug 2018, at 6:35

Adient operates throughout the country.

Trump’s tariffs have little impact on investments in Slovakia

Americans still perceive Slovakia as a successful reform and integration story.Peter Adamovsky, 28. Aug 2018, at 6:30

Volkswagen Slovakia exports every fifth car it produces to America.

Do you know if you can vote in municipal elections?

Submit your answers to help research public opinion among foreigners in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Aug 2018, at 13:55

Illustrative stock photo

German investors keep coming to Slovakia, bringing more automation

Corruption remains to be a problem, companies say.Jana Liptáková, 13. Aug 2018, at 6:30

Established in 1991, Volkswagen Slovakia has developed into the biggest private employer in Slovakia.

The biggest car maker, energy company and family businesses have found their way to SlovakiaPhoto

Seven different stories of German investments in Slovakia.Jana Liptáková, 13. Aug 2018, at 6:30

Annual summer school for Slovak language has opened

For the 54th time, the summer course will teach Slovak to foreigners and expats; this edition focuses on some key years ending with an “eight”.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2018, at 12:34

From the opening of the 54th year of Studia Academica Slovaca, August 6, 2018.