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
Activist attacked in Slovakia
A Swedish activist of Middle Eastern origin was assaulted in Slovakia. However, the case is not isolated: he was harassed in his native Sweden as well.
14 Nov 2017
Can the EU force Slovakia to stop discriminating Roma children?
If the situation does not improve, the European Commission will sue Slovakia for violating EU law. That might cost the government quite a sum.
14 Nov 2017
How Slovakia tried to cure homosexuality in the 80s
Not many people have opened up about it publicly. One of them is Roman Dulgero, who was hospitalized at a psychiatry department in the 80s, and underwent therapy for homosexuality.
13 Nov 2017
EU civil servants prefer to quit their jobs than move to Slovakia
Most likely, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will soon move to Bratislava. However, the LGBT employees of the agency are not too happy about going east.
10 Nov 2017
Oligarchs get comfortable in Slovak media sector
The fact that mainstream media is now owned by financial groups and oligarchs, does not help readers consider them trustworthy.
9 Nov 2017
Slovak PM silent after political blow
When Smer won six out of eight governorships in Slovakia, Prime Minister Robert Fico spoke up immediately after the results had gone public. But this year, four days after the elections, he remains silent.
8 Nov 2017
Why did Slovak women ignore the #metoo campaign?
The victims of sexual harassment are often called hysterical attention whores devoid of any sense of humor. Who would dare to say “me too” to this?
7 Nov 2017
Fascists weeded out during recent elections in Slovakia
Rarely are voters this blissfully happy about the outcome on an election. The polls were far more pessimistic, and now people are pinching themselves: Is it really happening?
6 Nov 2017
In Slovakia maternity leave is a risky business
Yes, Slovak law guarantees maternity LEAVE. It's the going back to work part that can be tricky.
3 Nov 2017
Wanted: Teachers in Bratislava
Elementary school teachers can no longer afford to live in the capital of Slovakia. If the costs of living continue to rise and teachers’ salaries don’t, Bratislava will be looking at full classrooms with no one to work in them.
2 Nov 2017
Senior care will go from bad to worse in Slovakia
Slovakia is facing a dire dearth of care facilities for elders. It is virtually impossible to find a place unless someone dies.
1 Nov 2017
Ooops! Slovak fascists lost 20 million in EU funds
The fascist party is not the biggest fan of the EU. They have even initiated a petition proposing to back out of the Union. Their attitude changes only when they need money.
31 Oct 2017
Slapping a woman in labor is acceptable medical procedure?
Many women hoped that a new documentary would change the reality of the maternity wards. Now it looks like their voices do not matter.
30 Oct 2017
Postal service refuses to mail fascist leaflets
Views on this issue are divided. Some praise the gesture as a step towards the containment of extremism. Some decry it as censorship.
27 Oct 2017
Disability in Roma children due to incest, says Slovak Minister
Why is our Minister of the Interior putting forth an argument with no numbers to back it up?
26 Oct 2017
When judges tell fairy tales about domestic violence
A former Slovak MP has been let off domestic abuse charges by a judge preaching dated myths, about how all marriages have their problems.
26 Oct 2017
When work and life don't balance
Peter Kovařík, newly appointed head of Slovakia's anti-corruption office, is married to a woman employed by fascist leader Marian Kotleba.
25 Oct 2017
Media mogul arrested for ordering a murder
Until not long ago, powerful and influential people seemed untouchable. But ... this latest development is encouraging a feeling that justice is possible in Slovakia.
23 Oct 2017