Faces of Slovakia

The story of Slovakia told through profile stories of people who have made a mark in their respective fields. 

Sagan was a winner the moment he began to pedal a bike

I enjoy my life, says the star of the cycling world.Miloslav Šebela27. Mar 2020, at 10:00


Petra Vlhová is a ski celebrity but remains an ordinary girl

The Slovak skier is a world champion and has two World Cup globes.Juraj Berzedi21. Mar 2020, at 17:05

Petra Vlhová after winning the giant slalom at 2019 Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden.

Highest-ranked Slovak at Red Cross: Society is changing – and so must humanitarian aid

In a conflict-ravaged world where half the population is under thirty, young people should have a seat at the table, says Marcel Štefánik.Edward Szekeres, 20. Dec 2019, at 6:07

Marcel Stefanik is the highest-ranked Slovak at the Red Cross.

Aeromodelling World Champion: State aid can’t even cover basic expenses

Ján Littva must fend for himself despite having won the second most titles in the history of his sport.Edward Szekeres, 10. Oct 2019, at 16:33

Ján Littva wants to organise a world championship in aeromodelling at his private airport.

He wrote a book on artificial intelligence and it became a bestseller

Futurist Martin Spano does not believe that robots will kill us all.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 22. May 2019, at 15:23

Martin Spano

The Iron Lady of Slovakia

One of Slovakia’s best finance ministers helped prepare Slovakia to join the European Union.Peter Adamovsky, 21. May 2019, at 11:55

Brigita Schmögnerová

IT developer Miroslav Trnka first wanted to heal computers and then society

Eset is now one of the leading cyber security companies in the worldJana Liptáková, 13. May 2019, at 11:22

Miroslav Trnka, one of founders of Eset

Visionary designer believed in his flying car from the very beginning

Štefan Klein: I wouldn’t have had a better career abroad.Jana Liptáková, 7. May 2019, at 8:55

Designer Štefan Klein

She used to make clothes for aliens, today she travels to Mars

Michaela Musilová helps open doors for Slovaks to international space research.Radka Minarechová, 1. May 2019, at 7:00

Michaela Musilová suiting up.

Kirschner: Music has always been the intention

Jana Kirschner has been on the Slovak music scene for more than 20 years.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 20. Apr 2019, at 8:05

Co-founder of For a Decent Slovakia: It turned my life upside down

Šeliga’s world changed after journalist’s murder.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 15. Apr 2019, at 15:18

Juraj Šeliga

Maya expert: The world we live in is not the only one possible

Leading Slovak expert contributes to rewriting Maya history.Jana Liptáková, 18. Jan 2019, at 12:13

Milan Kováč

Slovak glass scientist succeeded in EU schemes

No one invested a cent in scientific infrastructure between 1989 and when EU funds arrived, says Dušan Galusek.Peter Adamovsky, 2. Nov 2018, at 12:30

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