Will the resignation of the Slovak PM change anything?
After massive protests over the murder of a journalist and his fiancee, Slovakia's prime minister has agreed to follow the interior minister and step down. But their departures may not bring real change to the government.
16 Mar 2018
A minister resigned, but Slovaks want more
The murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová have led to the largest demonstrations in Slovakia since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Protestors share a single demand: an entirely new government.
13 Mar 2018
Slovak PM turns to conspiracy theories to appease anger
Following the murder of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak, Slovak president Andrej Kiska has called for snap elections. PM Robert Fico defended himself by accusing the president of conspiring with George Soros.
7 Mar 2018
Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee brutally murdered
27-year-old Slovak reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kušnírová were found dead late on Sunday evening. Police officials say the murders appears to be linked to Kuciak's extensive investigations of tax fraud and corruption.
26 Feb 2018
Media fuss over Czech super-athlete talking about her makeup
After winning an unexpected gold medal, Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecká created a minor uproar by keeping her ski goggles on and lamenting the fact that she was not wearing makeup.
20 Feb 2018
Slovak PM rumored to leave politics after 10 years in office
Various sources from all sides of the political spectrum have confirmed that PM Robert Fico plans to resign and become a constitutional judge. If he does, it may trigger a tornado in the ruling party, Smer.
14 Feb 2018
Supplement provider behind cancer fake news
The most popular fake news stories in Slovakia are about health and, particularly, cancer. Recently, it turned out that one entrepreneur who owns a supplement e-shop is running a fake news website to advertise his business.
5 Feb 2018
Slovak officials stop fees for emergency pregnancy service
Slovak Minister of Health Tomáš Drucker changed his mind and said women will not have to pay 10 euro to access emergency treatment during pregnancy.
1 Feb 2018
The ugliest and the most treasured building in Slovakia
The Slovak Radio Building in Bratislava, considered one of the ugliest buildings in the world, was announced to be a Slovak national treasure.
1 Feb 2018
Slovak professors advised students to publish in fraudulent journals
At the International Relations Faculty of the University of Economics in Bratislava, two thirds of articles which should have been published in respected international journals, were sent to Ukrainian predatory journals instead.
31 Jan 2018
Slovak civil servants launch initiatives to improve the profession
One year ago, Monika Filipová, civil servant at the Ministry of the Interior, spoke up against a minister whose reputation was torn by scandals. Now, she has launched an initiative to improve the entire field of civil service.
30 Jan 2018
Slovakia left as region's lone player in pro-European politics
With the re-election of Czech president Miloš Zeman, Slovakia now stands alone in wanting deeper integration of the EU in the Central and Eastern Europe.
29 Jan 2018
Pussy Riot booked at a major Slovak summer festival
The answer is: politics. Although Pohoda, one of the most notorious festivals in Europe, is mainly a music event, it is famous for fostering political expression this year, the organizers are outdoing themselves by inviting the Russian group.
26 Jan 2018
Slovak PM: Let's avoid becoming Belgium
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico published a commentary saying he doesn't want Slovakia to be "full of migrants from developing countries" like there are in the suburbs of Brussels.
25 Jan 2018
German businesses in Slovakia struggle to find fluent speakers
Because fewer children have been studying German in Slovak schools, German businesses say they are struggling to find employees who speak the language.
23 Jan 2018
Slovakia gets a new promising liberal party
A new party called Progresívne Slovensko (Progressive Slovakia) was officially established on Jan. 20, and they're already thinking big.
22 Jan 2018
Knowledge gap between poor and rich Slovak children is alarming
Each year, Slovak fifth-graders undergo national tests aimed at exposing the level of education of different regions. The 2017 results leave no doubt as to the chances of underprivileged children in comparison with wealthy schoolmates.
19 Jan 2018
Slovak president is a political role model for Czech candidate
After five years of living with the scandals of President Miloš Zeman, many Czechs are looking for a new kind of leader.
18 Jan 2018
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