Slovak Spectator

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:00:19 +0100
This election will be about extremism
The stakes are high, times have changed, but ruling politicians are using the same, failed playbook.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:53:31 +0100
President: Coordination between the police and prosecutor’s office failed
Čaputová met Police Corps President Lučanský and GP Čižnár over Trnka’s dropped charges.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:49:31 +0100
Thousands of Slovaks abroad to vote in the 2020 elections
The Interior Ministry registered more than 55,000 requests.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:43:18 +0100
Emergency declared due to toxic waste in eastern Slovakia
Nothing has been done for decades to dispose of toxic barrels.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:34:50 +0100
Ex-spy who spied on Kuciak: I thought I was working for the state
In court, Miroslav Kriak, who surveilled journalists for Peter Tóth, listed the names of journalists he was assigned to follow.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:55:41 +0100
Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava
Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 24 and February 2, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:43:12 +0100
Court: Threema legally obtained
Meanwhile, a prosecutor of the Special Prosecutor’s Office charged Alena Zsuzsová with ordering another murder.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:39:30 +0100
Bratislava airport will offer new destination in Russia
Planes operated by Wizz Air will fly to Russia four times a week.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:38:18 +0100
Documentary made by Slovak director will be screened at Berlinale
How would the world look if people did not dominate anymore?

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:34:13 +0100
Danko said he doesn’t respect the president. He shouldn’t be drinking, opposition replied
The speaker of parliament had several "moments" during the last parliamentary session.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 23:11:49 +0100
Prognoses failed. What makes people vote the far-right ĽSNS?
Many voters believe ĽSNS chair Marian Kotleba's rhetoric.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:48:45 +0100
The first night train from Vienna has arrived in Brussels
The connection will link Belgium with central Europe.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:44:48 +0100
UPDATED: Charges against ex-general prosecutor Trnka dropped
General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár will check the prosecutor’s steps.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:41:47 +0100
Retreat for filmmakers pops up in Bratislava
A residency project for screenwriters and directors wants to help put Slovakia on the cinematic map.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:34:55 +0100
Hrebienok decorated with ice statues again
Look at the ice exhibition in the High Tatras.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:33:08 +0100
Second avian flu case in Slovakia found near Trnava
Both cases so far occurred in western Slovakia.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:29:57 +0100
Poll: Smer still in the lead, followed by the far-right party
AKO polling agency also asked those polled who the best candidate for PM is.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:27:12 +0100
UPDATED: Kuciak’s boss: I'm 100 percent sure Kočner ordered the murder
Judges to announce on January 22 if they will accept Threema texts as evidence.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:20:41 +0100
Small Carpathian wine walks and talks: Svätý Jur and Biely Kameň
Discover rounded hills, terraced vineyards measuring around 4,000 hectares and over 700 years of winemaking tradition.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:57:16 +0100
Foreigners' Police in Dunajská Streda will change address
The police will move to Mlynská Street.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:53:34 +0100
Children confirmed to have damaged Jewish gravestones in Rajec
The incident happened shortly before Christmas.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:46:04 +0100
Haščák said the message he got from Kočner was not about Kuciak
Two people have already been punished in the murder case.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:39:52 +0100
Iconic industrial building in Bratislava may host craft brewery
Heineken is looking to ride the wave of craft beers in Slovakia.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:36:22 +0100
National court drama intensifies as polls raise alarm
The first week of the Kuciak murder trial saw key witnesses take the stand while polls do not rule out a far-right victory in February.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:05:27 +0100
Kuciak murder trial: Bödör denies helping Kočner
Businessman Norbert Bödör refused the allegations voiced by witness Peter Toth last week.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:30:45 +0100
Slovakia chosen by NASA again for Astronomy Picture of the Day
The photo was captured in Oravská Lesná with a view of the Malá Fatra.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:22:02 +0100
The Slovak mountains claimed 40 lives last year
Mountain rescuers helped mostly Slovaks, Poles and Czechs.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:17:09 +0100
President Čaputová: The path of hatred leads to tragedies and crimes
The president and the prime minister commemorated the inhabitants of Ostrý Grúň and Kľak killed during WWII.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:40:01 +0100
Invest in Slovakia: Economy and business environment
Practical information from Investment Advisory Guide

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:05:39 +0100
Kuciak murder trial: What has happened so far
An overview of how the trial in the murder case has progressed.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:50:00 +0100
Archaeologists discover remains of defensive ground bank in Žilina
The embankment was first mentioned in the 15th century.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:48:28 +0100
Vlhová and Brignone share first place in Sestriere giant slalom
It was Vlhová's fourth victory in what is considered the most technically-challenging discipline in Alpine skiing.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0100
See how predators are counted in Malá Fatra
Volunteers help.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:02:44 +0100
Trnka release, prosecutor questions charges
The police demanded custody for the former general prosecutor but in vain.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:25:08 +0100
Sad Janka Kráľa Park getting a facelift
Damaged trees will be cut or trimmed, paths and benches will be repaired.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:07:13 +0100
A government with ĽSNS: How likely is it and what would it mean?
Threat of split for any party in coalition with extremists.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:58:24 +0100
Government approves investment aid for five companies
We just did our homework, Economy Minister Peter Žiga said.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:50:23 +0100
Skier from Belarus dies on slope
The tragedy happened at the Chopok ski resort.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:44:42 +0100
The far-right ĽSNS in the game to win 2020 elections
The party is on the rise, achieving its best result in the Focus polls.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:09:41 +0100
Effects of global changes will depend on the policies Slovakia implements
The speed of transformation requires us to plan ahead and be prepared.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:07:46 +0100
Government urged to adopt new focus on R&D to help economy
The welcomed hike in tax incentive is not enough, say experts.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:15:32 +0100
Government sets a cap to state expenses
It will affect the new cabinet.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:12:25 +0100
Special Prosecutor Kováčik contests Tóth’s testimony
He has rejected contacts with Norbert Bödör, influencing the promissory notes case or other illegal conduct.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:57:19 +0100
Čaputová: The detention is a breakthrough moment
What are the reactions to Dobroslav Trnka’s detention?

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:37:20 +0100
These 8 graphs explain why Slovakia is a car nation
Slovakia is the world’s largest car producer per capita.