Slovak Spectator

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:00:01 +0200
In Sheffield, discriminatory posters targeting Slovaks remain unpunished
First posters appeared around Sheffield before last Christmas.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 10:04:00 +0200
Coronavirus in Slovakia: 829 new cases confirmed (graphs)
The total number of PCR-confirmed cases has exceeded 406,000.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:48:03 +0200
Unusual mousetrap and Dubček's glasses: Slovakia treasures on display in America
Look through event tips, set out on an easy hike and read short culture stories.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:43:45 +0200
News digest: Bratislava avoids strictest measures thanks to vaccination rate
The coalition disputes are not over. Police broke up an organised group of smugglers in eastern Slovakia.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:16:42 +0200
Network of hydrogen stations should be established in Slovakia
The first one will be between Handlová and Prievidza.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:09:01 +0200
Healthcare staff want better salaries but cannot go on strike
Representatives of healthcare professions have signed a declaration with a number of demands.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:54:10 +0200
Inhabitants of Bratislava should not see curfew or ban on travelling. Capital reaches vaccination milestone
In the current regional Covid automat system, Bratislava should not be worse than the red tier.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:35:56 +0200
Foreigner’s community has a big voice, but it needs to be more organised
Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo addressed the questions and concerns of foreigners in Bratislava during a special Q&A.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:05:58 +0200
Anti-vax mobilisation starting to look like a losing strategy
Several countries no longer rely on positive motivation to get vaccinated against Covid.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:25:23 +0200
Donkey, dog, cat and a rooster: Four friends find a new home in Bratislava
A 'Town Musicians of Bremen' statue has been unveiled in the city.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:19:48 +0200
MEPs leave Slovakia “cautiously positive”
The delegation spent two days in the country, and discussed a broad range of topics including the developments in the Kuciak murder case and reforms.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:16:11 +0200
Conflict in coalition is far from over. Kollár lacks support for his pet project
Sme Rodina chair Boris Kollár leveraged his stay in coalition with rental flats, but support is uncertain.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:05:45 +0200
News digest: Slovakia records highest number of positive cases since mid-April
Covid spreads mostly in schools. Bratislava ring road stretches to open on Sunday. Slovak water slalom athletes successful at world championships.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:46:29 +0200
Parking in Bratislava changes. Required registration opens soon
Three boroughs will join the new city-wide system, inhabitants will be required to register.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:23:22 +0200
Caseload on the rise, but recent papal visit did not have much of an impact
The virus is spreading mostly in schools. Many districts are forced to adopt stricter measures.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:38:00 +0200
Covid impacts travelling abroad. This is what you should prepare for
The Slovak Spectator has picked some destinations for travelling and requirements incomers have to meet when entering them.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:19:01 +0200
Playing with colourful and laid-back Jack Sparrow and its crew
A petting zoo with macaws has opened in Banská Bystrica.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:16:02 +0200
Pharmacists ready for vaccination but there is no legislation
The health minister said chemists could soon help with vaccination against Covid-19.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:12:37 +0200
President to the UN Assembly: Where scientists succeeded, politics is still failing
Zuzana Čaputová recalled the words Pope Francis addressed to Slovak youth during his recent visit to Slovakia.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:09:51 +0200
Remaining parts of Bratislava ring road to open by the week's end
The construction of the D4 and R7 roads is nearing its end, though the D1 connection is still years away.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 18:36:49 +0200
How an anti-team dismantled an elite police team with the help of the secret service
Hints of a possible coalition break-up over rule of law not materialising for now.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:55:19 +0200
News digest: Prosecutor calls charges against journalists unlawful and unfounded
Editors-in-chief supported accused journalists before charges were dropped. Poll unveils how an ideal foreigner should look. No vote on changes to the Citizenship Act.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:45:02 +0200
Prešov has public piano. Are you ready to tickle the ivories?
Street pianos also appeared in other parts of Slovakia in the past.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:42:19 +0200
MPs reject resolution condemning discrimination against minorities
The resolution failed to win votes even from some Sme Rodina and OĽaNO coalition MPs .

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:38:52 +0200
Charges against Denník N journalists dropped
The decision came after the general prosecutor ordered the regional prosecutor to examine the legitimacy of the charges.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:19:26 +0200
Several buses block transport in front of the Government’s Office
Police are managing transport at the spot.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:49:57 +0200
Consumption of medicine decreased in Slovakia during the pandemic
For the first time in years, medicinal consumption decreased in 2020, health insurers report.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:35:24 +0200
The ten strongest points of the verdict against former special prosecutor
Dušan Kováčik is the first high-ranking official under the Smer-led governments to hear a guilty verdict on corruption charges.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:15:00 +0200
Five examples of how artificial intelligence is used in retail
In addition to avoiding long lines, artificial intelligence can help shoppers pick out the perfect outfit.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:24 +0200
We condemn the latest attack against journalists
Slovak journalists stand behind their colleagues from Denník N.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:00:46 +0200
Show us you belong and we will accept you. Poll shows Slovaks' attitudes to foreigners
The latest Focus poll unveils how an ideal foreigner looks to Slovaks, and if Slovakia can ever become a home to foreigners.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:45:00 +0200
News digest: Ex-special prosecutor found guilty, while critical journalists charged
Ex-special prosecutor sentenced to 14 years. Several politicians critical of charges against Denník N journalists. Travel to Spain more complicated.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:03:14 +0200
Former special prosecutor Kováčik found guilty
Judge sentences him to 14 years in prison for corruption.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:57:16 +0200
Charges against Denník N journalists are unprecedented and unacceptable
Several politicians question the recent charges against Monika Tódová and Konštantín Čikovský.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:40:22 +0200
Pope brings message of unity to a country in turmoil
It was nice while it lasted. Which wasn’t long.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:59:23 +0200
Charges brought against two Denník N journalists
The charges concern a report from October 2018 on former journalist-turned-spy Peter Tóth.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:38:59 +0200
Slovak cyclist Sagan wins Around Slovakia
He triumphed despite failing to win any of the five stages.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:35:03 +0200
Fico’s Smer is gaining support, extremists would make it to the parliament
The election would be won by the non-parliamentary Hlas of Peter Pellegrini, the recent AKO poll shows.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:20:16 +0200
Evening walks on this Bratislava square are pure magic thanks to old lanterns
Following their restoration, the lanterns have been lit up again.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:16:38 +0200
Unvaccinated people face extensive restrictions in several districts
Only four districts will enjoy less strict rules from Monday.

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 07:55:00 +0200
Slovak president's Facebook picture goes viral. Who sewed her folk vest?
Zuzana Čaputová was given brúcnik during her visit to Orava.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:39:35 +0200
News digest: Passport required when travelling from Slovakia to the UK again
Bratislava Mayor awarded for his green ideas. Pandemic edition of the White Night festival starts. Slovak batteries for e-cars passed international test.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:08:45 +0200
Tests show InoBat Auto batteries beat the competition in range and durability
The Slovak company is already working on a new generation of batteries.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:50:40 +0200
Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo receives World Mayor Future Award
He was acknowledged for his efforts to transform the Slovak capital into a green, compassionate city.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:35:00 +0200
UPDATED: Heger announces a working group for rule of law, Sme Rodina won't take part
It will include representatives of courts, prosecutors, ministries and other institutions under the statute of the Security Council.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:15:26 +0200
Weekend: Slovak folk songs translated into American jazz
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