Slovak Spectator

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:24:20 +0200
It is quintessential for Slovakia to boost its human capital
How the EU recovery fund can be used to bolster talent in the country.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:53:42 +0200
News digest: Questions surround Italian’s death, new coronavirus hotspot revealed
Check out the overview of news from Monday, August 3, 2020.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:49:05 +0200
Conditions for losing Slovak state citizenship will ease up
Nearly 3,400 people have lost Slovak citizenship so far based on the law adopted in 2010.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:46:20 +0200
Slovak economy may rise slightly in the third quarter
The Council for Budget Responsibility has offered revised economic predictions in its July prognosis.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:03:42 +0200
Spy story spices up summer in Slovakia
High government official resigns but leaves too many questions unanswered.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:50:00 +0200
Deep in the Liptov region: Prosiecka and Kvačianska dolina valleys
Visit one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Slovakia.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:21:40 +0200
A special stamp celebrates 125 years of public transport in Bratislava
The first electric wagon left the depot in late August, 1895.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:15:03 +0200
Online summer Slovak language school kicks off
80 people from 22 countries have enrolled.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:12:21 +0200
Matovič promises to end “the politics of the hidden Holocaust in us”
Politicians and government officials commemorated the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day on August 2.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:01:19 +0200
Daughter of Italian entrepreneur: I do not believe he committed suicide
Questions surround the death of the publisher of Buongiorno Slovacchia. He allegedly received threats before he died.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:30:00 +0200
The simplification of taxes in Slovakia is an imperative
The coronavirus crisis has hit all economic sectors, including tax, audit and consultancy

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:32:00 +0200
Coronavirus in Slovakia: 10 new cases confirmed (graphs)
The total number of cases has exceeded 2,350.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Tip for a trip: Komárno and its fortification system
In the era of Ottoman wars, Komárno became a border fortification.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:51:15 +0200
Kočner: I am not a saint, but nor am I a murderer
Closing speeches of the defendants and defence lawyers have been delivered, verdict in the Kuciak murder case expected next week.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:41:51 +0200
News digest: Presidential veto, closing speeches in Kuciak case, and a collapsed bridge
It has been an eventful Friday in Slovakia. Read your overview of news from July 31, 2020.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:33:36 +0200
President vetoes the much-expected amendment to the law on prosecution
Along with two more bills, this is the first time the president has declined to sign legislation from the new parliament.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:23:01 +0200
Brits in Slovakia need to get a new document due to Brexit
UK government have launched an info campaign to help Brits in Slovakia navigate Brexit before the transition period ends.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0200
A world of its own. Bratislava’s highest point is unique in every season
Devínska Kobyla is unparalleled in its botanical, entomological and paleontological value.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:30:00 +0200
Ová and out: Slovak women dropping female suffix from surnames
Nationality still a problem, though, and linguists warn against hasty change to convention.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:00:00 +0200
Don’t drink the water from private wells near Istrochem
Health authority warns people to use water from the public water mains instead.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 06:00:11 +0200
A token of love in the centre, star-gazing in the east
Read this week’s overview of culture and travel stories from Slovakia.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 18:04:49 +0200
Crypt with hundreds of skeletons found in Žilina cathedral
It may be accessible to the public in the future.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:47:27 +0200
News digest: Swarms of tourists descend on Tatras, two energy giants make a deal
Read your overview of news from Slovakia on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:39:02 +0200
Regional energy distributors close the biggest energy deal since 2015
The state will earn €35 million for not exercising its preemptive right to acquire VSE Holding shares.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:27:06 +0200
Slovak mountains are overcrowded. People are queuing to get to the top
If you are heading to the High Tatras, arm yourself with patience.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:15:58 +0200
Top investigators of the biggest corruption case are leaving the police
The investigation into bribery linked to agricultural subventions has so far landed businessmen Martin Kvietik and Norbert Bödör in prison and is still ongoing.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:03:00 +0200
Slovak folklore making a comeback: Unique diversity survived
Slovakia boasts a rich and long-rooted tradition of folk costumes and various traditional architecture.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:41:22 +0200
From a little grey mouse to a Vienna prima ballerina: Nina Poláková
The Slovak ballet dancer says that it was difficult to build a name among dancers from renowned ballet schools at first.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:25:59 +0200
Coming from a risky country? You can now register online
These people still need to stay in home isolation and undergo testing.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:23:33 +0200
A devastating fire erupted in the Tatras 15 years ago
Damaged nearly 229 hectares of forest.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:15:19 +0200
COVID-19 pandemic hit the labour market similarly to 2009 crisis (graphs)
Slovak labour market mimics development abroad.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 07:00:59 +0200
How to hunt for a high-level job
The higher the level candidates have reached, the more difficult it is to change jobs and to find something locally appealing as the Slovak market lacks headquarter level jobs.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:24:54 +0200
News digest: 17-year-long embezzlement case wraps up, U.S. Steel trade unions on strike alert
The overview of news from Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:17:14 +0200
Jozef Majský has been sentenced for embezzling non-banking companies
The 17-year-long proceeding has come to an end. He will serve nine years in prison.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:10:11 +0200
EU funds should be used for the establishment of courts
Justice Minister Mária Kolíková has introduced several ways Slovakia can use the money allocated to fight the coronavirus.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:28:35 +0200
COVID-19 shot should be free, state not buying it for all its inhabitants yet
Slovakia has 5.4 million inhabitants, will pre-order 3 million vaccines.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:51:59 +0200
Štiavnica in love has its souvenir note and new souvenir coin
The coin with the motif of Štiavnica is the first coin in Slovakia combining 24-carat gold with hand-coloured painting.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:49:44 +0200
Slovaks are interested in Fairtrade products
More people in Africa, Asia or Latin America can be supported when people purchase products with the Fairtrade brand.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:47:32 +0200
Slovakia experienced the hottest day this year
High temperatures were followed by strong storms.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:44:18 +0200
Coronavirus affects cross-border purchases
However, return to shopping abroad as soon as possible.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:48:00 +0200
Deputy interior minister resigns after reports on his secret service work
State Secretary Lukáš Kyselica was allegedly asked to report about the current interior minister.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:40:54 +0200
News digest: Deputy interior minister quits, more weather warnings issued
Read the overview of news from Slovakia from Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:37:22 +0200
Storm and heat warnings issued for Wednesday and Thursday
The entire Slovakia will continue to be hit by storms on July 29.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:35:47 +0200
Prosecutor supervising the Kuciak murder case will serve in the EU prosecutor's office
The EU Public Prosecutor’s Office to launch in late 2020.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:45:00 +0200
Short guide to Slovak grape varieties
You can find some expected and unexpected wines among the production of Slovak winemakers.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:26:21 +0200
Questions over the biggest drug delivery case
Prosecutor talks about lives in danger.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0200
What Košice can learn from Brno and Tartu
Peter Kolesár (Civitta Slovakia) and Mary MacPherson (Slovak American Foundation) point to Košice’s potential to become a regional innovative hub, demonstrating the path to follow on the examples of Brno and Estonian Tartu.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:56:32 +0200
See the sky like our ancestors saw it in Poloniny
Visitors may lie down and watch the sky.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:46:58 +0200
Police warn parents and teenagers against TikTok
Protect your privacy online, police advise people.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:44:50 +0200
We stand with Nincs másik
The fall of the independent news website in Hungary concerns all independent journalists in the region.