Slovak Spectator

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:00:31 +0100
We’ll never be silent. We have a commitment to Ján Kuciak
A joint statement by editors-in-chief.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:50:05 +0100
News digest: Minister's plan to rewrite whistleblowing bill again
A new poll on the presidential election, an old house that attracts tourists, and an unbelievable family story that involves an old trunk.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:56:33 +0100
It hardly changed its original form. The house from the cult 1958 Slovak film still attracts people.
Almost 70 years ago, a small village in central Slovakia was transformed into the film village of Glogovo.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:29:50 +0100
Pellegrini can’t be sure he will win election race, poll shows
Andrej Danko, another coalition leader and presidential candidate, is struggling in the polls.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:25:13 +0100
Are Slovaks losing investment literacy?
The Investment Literacy Index shows a decline in Slovakia. Also due to Covid-19.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 21:54:42 +0100
Popular in Poland, but can Slovaks also fall for Blik?
The company behind this mobile payment system promises speed and simplicity.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 21:51:11 +0100
News digest: Tractors out. Divided farmers kick off protests
A controversial number plate, a political look back at last week, and a popular Greek bistro.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 20:48:55 +0100
A man in eastern Slovakia drives a car celebrating Moscow, sparks outrage
The licence plate reads “MOCKBAZ”.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 20:44:35 +0100
Slovak climber dies in Argentina, local media report
Slovak mountaineer Peter Knapo was descending Aconcagua when he died.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:00:00 +0100
It all started with a suitcase or how a Slovak found his relative in Argentina
An adventure more than century in the making.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 11:45:00 +0100
Krížna Street bistro spreads love of Greek cuisine among Bratislavans
After working in America and Greece, Yiannis Fanourakis opened a bistro in Slovakia.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 11:02:48 +0100
Last Week: Rule of law still a burning question as coalition drops another bomb
Smer names its nominee for secret service director, and it’s a name observers feared.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 19:18:17 +0100
News digest: No veto by Čaputová, but law changes will face constitutional challenge
A breathtaking winter hike, an ice carnival and a new poll in the presidential race.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 15:59:51 +0100
In a bold step by President Čaputová, she will sign but challenge new law
Her move allows the Constitutional Court four weeks to decide whether to suspend the changes to the Criminal Code.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 15:32:47 +0100
Presidential election poll suggests race is tightening
But the survey suggests Igor Matovič's last-minute bid may be diverting support from Ivan Korčok.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 10:57:07 +0100
One had a luxury holiday, the other was on a budget: Two Irish celebs discover Bratislava
A selection of short feel-good stories from Slovakia.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 08:59:30 +0100
Weekend: Nigerian rapper makes beat out of Slovak folk song, drops a hit
A unique concert in an ice cathedral, observing the universe from the premises of a ruined castle. Here's what to do during the weekend of February 16-18.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 07:00:00 +0100
Hiking Jánošíkove Diery: A walk in the park, then a rush of adrenaline
Beautiful sights await you here in winter.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 23:45:00 +0100
News digest: Šimečka's comment about 'cowardly Slovak nation' angers Smer
Ukrainian university students and their challenges, events in Bratislava, and fun poked at SNS leader Andrej Danko.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 22:45:20 +0100
"For tickets to Russia to see beloved Putin": People poke fun at Danko via bank account
SNS leader Andrej Danko rejects ironic donations from people.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 21:33:32 +0100
Slovak firm's solution helps sign contracts cheaply and quickly
Softec company hopes that its solution would make electronic signature more popular and used.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 21:31:06 +0100
Smer files complaint against journalist, attacks two others
The attacks come days before Slovakia marks the investigative journalist Ján Kuciak murder anniversary.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 21:23:57 +0100
Top 10 events in Bratislava for foreigners
Tips for events between February 18 and 24.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 11:44:10 +0100
3 things to do in Bratislava for free in the next seven days
Don’t know what to do in the capital? Visit Night of Architecture and Design or listen to Organ concert under the pyramid.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 10:20:00 +0100
When it comes to sport, hard work beats talent
Richard Varga always had the predisposition to become a successful sportsman, inheriting his mother's love for swimming and his brother's passion for triathlon.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 08:00:00 +0100
Universities offer help to Ukrainian students. But they often struggle with the language
Slovakia saw a surge in the number of university students from Ukraine. Schools were not ready, an expert thinks.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 23:36:09 +0100
How to make strapačky, halušky with sauerkraut and bacon
The most well known Slovak dish is bryndzové halušky, but my favourite is strapačky.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 17:38:01 +0100
News digest: More Slovak banks to offer instant payment service
Slovakia's rating downgraded, list of expensive properties for sale, and chamber music festival returns.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 17:24:45 +0100
Inconspicuous town home to museum of mafia cars
Vehicles are magnet for tourists.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 16:18:30 +0100
Agency downgrades Slovakia's rating after changes to Penal Code
Another lowers country's outlook to negative.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 13:04:59 +0100
Fico nominee to head SIS threatened to kill prosecutor, attempted to discredit judge
Opposition outcry after Pavol Gašpar, son of indicted ex-police chief and Smer MP Tibor Gašpar, lined up for security service top job.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 13:00:00 +0100
Yacht building, villa. See the top 10 most expensive Bratislava buildings for sale
Names of owners not usually disclosed.