Slovakia Spectator

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:03:00 +0200
Coronavirus in Slovakia: 2,202 new cases confirmed (graphs)
The total number of cases has exceeded 33,600.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 18:02:58 +0200
News digest: More details on testing presented, president disagrees with proposed penalties
Overview of news from Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:52:04 +0200
Testing will be voluntary, but those who don't attend will have to stay in isolation
Meanwhile, the government has called on medical workers to help with sample-taking.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:09:54 +0200
Practice in hospitals continues for final year medical students, some are afraid
Many medical faculties test their students regularly.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:00:36 +0200
Most Slovaks plan to participate in the nationwide testing
But people are also afraid of becoming infected and organisational chaos.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:14:52 +0200
Bratislava is testing special trolleybus
Public transport should become greener in the capital.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0200
First steps towards renewing public trust in the judiciary
In an in-depth interview, Minister of Justice Mária Kolíková outlines her ambitious plan to renew public trust in the judiciary.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:41:37 +0200
Almost a thousand restaurants and pubs did not survive this year
Other strict measures apply to them as of October 15.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:35:40 +0200
Former general prosecutor escapes discipline with a salary cut
Dobroslav Trnka has been stripped of his robe in the past.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:22:16 +0200
Here's what the across-the-board coronavirus testing should look like
The Defence Ministry introduced the basic steps of the planned testing.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 01:53:31 +0200
Špania Dolina: Cultural treasure
A hiker’s heaven and a show-case for folk architecture with well-preserved miners’ houses.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:53:35 +0200
News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing
Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:43:59 +0200
Ombudswoman, summer festival and a scientist. The awards for sustainable development have been granted
The Pontis Foundation awarded organisations, institutions and individuals for the second time.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:39:12 +0200
Teachers trust conspiracy media, they think the government is not handling the pandemic well
One-third of teachers think the coronavirus vaccination is a preparation for implanting chips, recent poll shows.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:45:51 +0200
PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism
Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:34:07 +0200
Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess
The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:20:27 +0200
Tourist finds ancient silver coins under an uprooted tree
The finder will get his reward.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:22:52 +0200
The best concert I have ever heard was in Bratislava, says Dutch ambassador
Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history.

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:58:23 +0200
UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army
Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:01:28 +0200
Unauthorised protest against COVID-19 measures turns violent in Bratislava
The protest took place at a time when assemblies with more than six people are banned.

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 09:30:00 +0200
New educative path in the Low Tatras recalls its gold mining history
The mining settlement Magurka is the highest located settlement in Slovakia.

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 13:15:25 +0200
The state prepares nationwide coronavirus testing
It should take place during two consecutive weekends.

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 08:35:00 +0200
Tip for trip: Ondrejisko or Borovniak? Both provide a view of Kráľova Hoľa
Sit on the bench at the top of the hill.

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:03:33 +0200
News digest: No green districts left on the map of Slovakia
Read your overview of news from October 16, 2020.

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:52:31 +0200
COVID positive students organised a party, they will be expelled
Dormitories in Bratislava remain open even after universities switched to distance learning.

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:40:42 +0200
Richest Slovak's ranking sees rise in people from IT
The cumulative worth of the 32 richest Slovaks is estimated at nearly €12 billion.

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:07:37 +0200
Roundup: Over the weekend, Kino Lumiére to resume its virtual cinema
Places to visit, music to listen to, and weekend reads. Here’s your travel and culture roundup.

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:22:02 +0200
A big aid overview: Am I entitled for OČR or other financial relief? (FAQ)
Some benefits remain the same as during the first wave, others have changed.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:07:56 +0200
Tip for a trip: Reconstructed castle Vígľaš
It used to be a favourite place of monarchs.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:55:29 +0200
News digest: PM in Brussels on his own, masks also required outdoors
Read your overview of news from Slovakia on October 15, 2020.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:42:01 +0200
He studies the key to understanding the universe. The top science prize goes to a physicist this year
Nobel Prize laureate Kip Thorne was the head of the international jury.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:18:32 +0200
Matovič leaves for EU summit without his sherpa
The decision came on the heels of a clash between the prime minister and his coalition partner.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:38:03 +0200
Product vs. art: Fashion walks back into the national gallery
In 2017, the Slovak National Gallery displayed dresses from the times of communist Czechoslovakia.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:34:38 +0200
Tip for a trip: Orange ground and mineral water. Visit an interesting place near Banská Bystrica
High mineral content the reason behind such colouring.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:32:15 +0200
President opposes the idea of removing the right to compensation during the pandemic
She will turn to the Constitutional Court.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:30:27 +0200
Constitutional Court: The national emergency is constitutional
The government declared the national emergency on October 1 for 45 days.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:25:54 +0200
Ruling OĽaNO is not the most popular anymore. Former PM’s party takes the lead
OĽaNO’s coalition partner is also growing, according to the recent AKO poll.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 17:52:47 +0200
News digest: National emergency declared constitutional, changes to aid proposed
The overview of news from Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 17:43:22 +0200
Coronavirus postpones balanced budget in Slovakia
The Slovak cabinet adopted the general government budget for the next three years.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 17:35:21 +0200
More money towards wages and new support for restaurants and hotels. New aid plan has been revealed
The government comes up with several proposals to help businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:26:05 +0200
New parking policy around Horský Park planted a discord
Some applaud the idea of making the place safer and quieter, others complain that it is now less accessible.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:13:30 +0200
Judge explained to Kotleba why he is an extremist
The court found Kotleba guilty after the controversial cheques were put in a broader context. He knew what those numbers meant, the judge stated.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:04:43 +0200
MPs stopped discussion because of coronavirus vaccination. We don’t want it to be mandatory, hygienists say
Vaccination is a sensitive topic, Health Ministry admits.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:03:13 +0200
New attraction in Gemer, glowing pliers as tribute to smiths
A new symbol of Hnúšťa’s history will soon have an honorary place.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:57:15 +0200
Blog: Five cases in which robots are better than man
Sometimes, artificial intelligence knows you better than your spouse.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:52:48 +0200
Inflation hits three-year low
Food prices rose the least in the past few months.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:46:27 +0200
Petition signatories call on the prime minister to support stricter EU climate goals
More than 65,000 people have signed the Climate Needs You petition.