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Spectacular Slovakia #12: What makes golf in Slovakia special?Audio

Some golf courses are inexpensive and offer a chance to beginners.Michaela Terenzani, 21. Nov 2018, at 17:32

Golf in the High Tatras

The Burning Hell have warmed to SlovakiaVideo

There is one place in particular that the Canadian musicians have a soft spot for.Brendan Oswald19. Nov 2018, at 7:03

The Burning Hell will perform in Bratislava and in Banská Štiavnica.
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

How do foreigners perceive health care in Slovakia?

The Health Ministry conducts survey with the aim of providing foreigners with a better healthcare service.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2018, at 14:09

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

We want foreigners to integrate but we do everything to see them fail

If foreigners feel left out, it will become more and more complicated for them in the future but also for common coexistence, researcher says.Nina Francelová, 6. Nov 2018, at 17:05

Elena Gallová Kriglerová
My Slovak Experience

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

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

New rules for employing immigrants to be adopted

The Slovak labour market needs foreign workers, however, there are still problems to overcome.Nina Francelová, 28. Oct 2018, at 14:45

Illustrative Stock Photo
The Other Slovakia

Blog: Beyond “The Invisible”

Journalist Anca Dragu urges foreigners to make politicians care by casting their votes in the upcoming municipal elections on November 10.Anca Dragu18. Oct 2018, at 13:10

Regional election 2017

Foreigners in Slovakia: Will they vote in upcoming elections?

Dutch activist after 13 years in Slovakia: I am still waiting to have a mayor who will translate the website of the city of Bratislava into English.Nina Francelová, 18. Oct 2018, at 7:55

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When do you need a referral slip from a doctor?

All you need to know about referral slips for medical specialists.Zuzana Matkovská15. Oct 2018, at 22:55

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Brace yourselves for longer queues at the Foreigners’ Police

What are the police doing to solve the current problems?Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Oct 2018, at 13:26

Foreigners Police building in Bratislava.

Foreigners in Slovakia: We did not feel welcomed at first

In the eyes of foreigners Slovaks are friendly when they overcome their first fears.Nina Francelová, 11. Oct 2018, at 7:00

Azim, Naima and Ameer

Vietnamese bistros in Slovakia. What are they all about?

Vietnamese cuisine has also gained popularity in Paris, Berlin and Prague.Michaela Štalmach Kušnírová2. Oct 2018, at 7:45

A Vietnamese bistro in Bratislava

Halušky brings me back to mama’s food, says Spanish restaurant owner

Multicultural couple in Bratislava finds success with fusion tapas.Anna Fay, 28. Sep 2018, at 10:00

Prečo Bistro.

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

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