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Current fees in Slovakia are some of the lowest in the EU and are not motivating enough recycling.
The testimony of the former secret service agent could be of importance in a court process against the ex-spy boss.
The model shows how the eastern Slovak city used to look in 1768.
Despite suggestions of media reports, rules of economic competition were not distorted in Foreign Ministry’s orders during Slovakia’s presidency of the EU Council, the Anti-trust Office finds.
During the summer season the Irish airline will operate 23 regular routes from Bratislava
The hotel group needed only half the time to raise the target sum of €2.5 million.
Critical media are always the first targets of populists and press freedom enemies.
Daniel Kramer, a controversial US theatre director, will soon premiere a co-production with the Flemish Opera in the Slovak National Theatre.
Automotive industry experts do not see a funeral bell tolling for diesel motor vehicles.
The draft amendment aimed at simplifying red tape in schools and introducing electronisation of the system opened the issue of quotas for secondary grammar schools and alleged discrimination.
The date of completion of the Bratislava-Košice highway is unknown.
Higher work surcharges will push Slovakia down.
Inclusion, transparency and cooperation are the three main requirements to implement dialogue, which have become the main characteristics of Slovakia’s presidency of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC).
An exorcist can help a believer to escape their problems but not to solve them, psychiatrist Hunčík says.
Large Bratislava boroughs offer dog parks and plan to open more.
Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.
Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph
Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.
Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.
After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.
One room inside a residential building was completely damaged by fire, while almost 50 people were evacuated and four hospitalised.
Vice-president of the Adient company, which produces car seats, suggests in an interview that the Trenčín-based branch could develop airplane seats.
The highway company warns companies involved in the construction of the Višňové D1 highway tunnel about a possible €2 million fine for delay.
After Slovak Roma proxy and Justice Minister expressed worries and dissatisfaction with the draft bill on suppressing criminality in Roma settlements by Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is taking the ministry to court over discrimination.
2018 as the European Cultural Heritage Year will be marked mostly by educational events stressing the value of cultural heritage and by efforts to manifest to the public that the cultural heritage in Europe is a common asset of all nations of the continent.
Main challenges for development of the automotive industry is lack of qualified labour and increasing wage costs
Production of the hand-cream remains in Slovakia.
Ice-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.
Representative of private doctors complained that the recently launched system of electronic health care does not work properly yet, and that it makes the work of GPs difficult.
The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.
The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.
Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.
The ruling coalition, which turned down the opposition’s proposal to grant amnesty on distrainment orders where debtors are tax offices, social insurer and health insurers, has now opened this issue based on its own proposal.
One of the oldest maps of the Slovak National Library shows only Europe, part of Asia and the northern coast of Africa.
The state of disrepair of the historical building of the Slovak National Theatre has threatened operation.
Among the biggest successes was solving the murder of prominent lawyer Ernest Valko.
Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.
Inflation is fuelled by growing food and service prices.
This klopačka tower is one of only five preserved in Slovakia.
The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.
Czech voters living in Slovakia voted differently than those in the Czech Republic during the Czech Presidential Election.
One of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.
The Slovak cyclist is the first foreign racer to win this event since 2015.
The popular Opera Ball continues its mission to help disabled children.
The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.
Two recent examples of hoaxes show how “alternative media” manipulate and chase likes on old and distorted stories.
Slovakia is still seventh in the EU’s energy intensity ranking.
The latest trends in the sector include smart systems, local source and renewable energy.
Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.
A documentary series of 10 videos raises questions as to whether we can produce the same good wine as our ancestors, what the life of a foreigner who does not speak Slovak is like and why people move out of Bratislava to the countryside.
Organized by a woman, three showed up in the driver’s seat.

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