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
Slovak president suddenly supports legal protection of same-sex couples
The issue of same-sex partnership is taboo for Slovak politicians. No political party present in the parliament (not even the opposition ones) supports same-sex marriages.
12 Dec 2017
More medical standards, less
In Slovakia, if you consult 5 different doctors about the same disease, you will likely receive 5 diverse treatments. Luckily, this absurd situation is about to end.
11 Dec 2017
Winter in Slovakia -- People are already freezing to death
Vagus, a Slovak NGO that works with homeless people, is ringing the alarm as they are running out of money. In the last days, they saved 10 people but 7 others died.
8 Dec 2017
When a dream summer in the US becomes a nightmare
Have you heard of the Work and Travel program for young people who want to visit the US? Although advertised as such, it doesn’t always turn out to be the best summer of your life.
7 Dec 2017
Inside the basement of a fascist ex-governor
Before Marian Kotleba installed the gym in the basement of his regional office, the place was a used as a storage for official documentation. However, Mr. Kotleba decided at some point during his term that his priorities lay elsewhere.
6 Dec 2017
Study shows that words can stop sexual violence
In a psychological study, verbal dissent proved more efficient than non-verbal actions in stopping the respondents from raping a fictional woman. But a staggering 30% of respondents would still be willing to rape if nobody was to find out.
5 Dec 2017
Former Supreme Court president sued for contributing to conspiracy media
This case triggered an interesting debate in Slovakia. Being a public official, how much can you communicate in the media, especially the ones known to foster conspiracy theories?
4 Dec 2017
When police have to react to hoaxes
Recently, a rumor of a planned terrorist attack at a Christmas market has spread in Bratislava. It got so serious that the head of the police forces, Tibor Gašpar, had to interfere and calm down the public. What was the hoax about?
1 Dec 2017
Should politicians be paid more?
How furious would voters be if they realized that 3500 euros per month is not enough for their political representatives?
30 Nov 2017
Young Slovaks believe they should protect the white race
According to a new study, almost 60% of young people in Slovakia are convinced that they must protect Christianity from Islam. At the same time, the vast majority of them would not like to have an extremist for a neighbor.
29 Nov 2017
Eastern Europe's first artificial heart transplant performed in Bratislava
When the patient leaves the hospital, he will have to carry a six kilogram bag with him at all times. Inside will be the mechanism of his heart. Running on batteries.
28 Nov 2017
Bratislava -- the "brainiest" capital
of the EU
Every fifth person who lives in the Slovak capital works in the brain business. Why is it that Bratislava beats all European capitals -- from Paris to Stockholm?
27 Nov 2017
If you don't have a Filipino housemaid, you're not in
Hiring a Filipino housemaid is significantly more expensive than hiring a Slovak. The cleaning agency that offers their services justifies high prices by promising increased privacy. After all, Filipino maids do not speak Slovak.
24 Nov 2017
Slovakia may soon face a teachers shortage
When Sandra graduated from university, she became a shop assistant at the meat department of an Austrian supermarket. Her story reflects many others, in which a young teacher cannot survive on a teacher's salary in Slovakia.
23 Nov 2017
We are the forest -- Slovaks protect national treasure
Tens of thousands of people are protesting against the logging in national forests. They demand regulations, and are sick of the fact that for many companies wood is not a national resource but a commodity.
22 Nov 2017
Slovakia will not host the European Medicines Agency
How could we expect to persuade hundreds of specialists and authorities to come to our beloved Slovakia, if we cannot even hold our own talented young, who leave in massive numbers every year to work and study in the West?
21 Nov 2017
Meet the young woman leading anti-corruption efforts in Slovakia
Zuzana Hlávková, age 27, is a whistleblower who exposed misuses in media campaigns for the Slovak EU Presidency. She has just been recognized for bravery and civil activism.
20 Nov 2017
Slovakia fidgets between fraternity and criticism towards Russia
President and Parliamentary Speaker gave contradictory speeches recently. The president spoke to the European Parliament about Russian misinformation campaigns, while the parliamentary speaker addressed Slavic fraternity in the Russian parliament.
15 Nov 2017