A new trend among Slovak officials? Owning a house in Florida
With real estate prices in Bratislava as high as in Florida, many prominent politicians choose to invest their money on the other side of the Atlantic. Some are open about it, others hide their assets.
17 Jan 2018
International custody disputes pose problems in Slovakia
The conflict in a Slovak-Ecuadorian family show the struggle of parents who have custody of their children but not the cooperation of their Slovak ex-partners.
16 Jan 2018
Undercover at a Slovak fake news website
A blogger submitted a story translated from an English satiric website, and an "alternative news" site in Slovakia published it on their homepage as the main news.
15 Jan 2018
Slovakia lifts two childbirth-related fees
Fathers in Slovakia who want to be present for the birth of their child no longer will be charged for the privilege, and expectant mothers will no longer be charged for pain-reliving epidurals.
11 Jan 2018
Young attorney spearheads civil service overhaul
"The Club of the Good Will Civil Servants" wants to change the image of Slovak government workers and keep those workers enthusiastic about their jobs.
10 Jan 2018
Who is the Slovak that tatooed thousands in Auschwitz?
For years, Eisenberg was afraid of sharing his story. He thought that people would accuse him of collaborating with the Nazis and taking advantage of his position in the concentration camp.
10 Jan 2018
Last investigative reporting program on Slovak TV to close
Though journalists from Reportéri won many awards for their work their program is discontinued due to “poor quality of reporting, numerous errors and complaints from the public”.
9 Jan 2018
Slovakia, proud of its high-quality water, has propagated drinking from the tap in numerous media campaigns. Now, it turns out that some people should switch to bottles again.
8 Jan 2018
Ministry of Education dissolves think tank on education policy
After the winter holidays, Slovaks were shocked to learn that the Institute of Education Policy had been quietly dissolved during the Christmas break. The head of the institute was fired, and the remaining staff was re-shuffled to other departments.
4 Jan 2018
Gambling machines go dark in Bratislava pubs
A campaign to shut down gaming machines in pubs won widespread support after activists touted the ban as a way to protect families from being hurt by gambling addiction.
3 Jan 2018
Happy Birthday, Slovakia! The country turns 25
Quarter of a century after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, known as the “Velvet Divorce”, Slovaks look back at the triumphs and failures of their young democracy.
3 Jan 2018
Honey, a must-have for Slovak Christmas, is usually no better than
Researchers tested the honey sold in shops before Christmas and the results will disappoint quality food aficionados.
25 Dec 2017
You cannot stop the devils from marching in Slovakia
A seemingly minor Christmas festivity in the town of Piešťany exposed tensions between religious and lay residents. As the date of the festive “march of the devils” approached, some prepared their outfits and others -- protest banners.
22 Dec 2017
Proudly presenting the Slovak of the year -- our president
It is an unusual situation that the intelligentsia is fond of a Slovak politician, but this year is different. Andrej Kiska brought humanity into politics, as he presents consistent anti-racist and anti-fascist views.
21 Dec 2017
27 million in vain -- a costly mishap of the Slovak judiciary
When ankle monitors for convicts were introduced in Slovakia, it seemed like an excellent way to save money. Today, we know that the cost of one person with such monitor is about half a million euros.
20 Dec 2017
Can a criminal adopt a child? Yes, in Slovakia
The man is now accused of pedophilia, pornography and sexual abuse. Will this case inspire a change in the adoption system?
19 Dec 2017
Facebook deals a cruel blow to Slovak media
Facebook's experimental Explore Feed, currently tested in Slovakia, has caused a drastic decrease in impressions and interactions for the fanpages of many media outlets. Meanwhile, pages that propagate conspiracy theories prosper.
18 Dec 2017
No legal experience necessary to become a constitutional judge
Why appoint a judge when you can employ a politician or a public notary at the Constitutional Court? With this move the Slovak president breaks a three-year-long impasse.
15 Dec 2017
Citizens and politicians disagree over decline of corruption in Slovakia
A few embassies, mostly from the Anglosphere, have praised Slovakia for its battle against corruption and its improved ranking in the Transparency International corruption index. However, these accomplishments came as a surprise to most Slovaks.
13 Dec 2017