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Slovak skier Vlhová dominates parallel slalom in St Moritz
It is her first victory in this World Cup season.

Volunteers can help count the predators in Malá Fatra
Student from Mexico also helped in the past.

This is not even the end of the beginning
Somehow Boris Johnson sold himself as the least tiresome.

Whistleblowing is like a visit to the dentist's
You know it will hurt but you also know it is the right thing to do, says Pavol Szalai.

Football officials convicted of sports corruption in Slovakia
The court has fined and sentenced 13 convicts to three years.

Glossary: It is not an easy decision to report corruption
Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions published as part of the Spectator College.

Corruption starts with an individual
A survey found 80 percent of Slovaks believe corruption is now a more serious problem than before.

Former PM and President facing criminal charges
Smer MPs backing party chairman also under investigation.

Matovič’s party grew the most in December, ĽSNS still strong
We Are a Family may play a decisive role after the 2020 elections.

Three remaining Black Hawks to arrive later than planned
Slovakia has paid US$261 million for nine Black Hawk helicopters.

Lonely Planet prize was the perfect ad for the Tatras
Last summer marked an 8-percent growth in the number of accommodated visitors

Fico complains about prosecutor who brought charges against him
He is politically biased, Fico alleges, citing MP Blaha's Facebook status.

Luxembourg vs. Slovakia: Where is it easier to go zero-waste?
Tips for a zero-waste Christmas by Slovak owner of an online zero-waste shop.

Historical graphics shows how Bratislava looked 170 years ago
The Danube was still an unrestrained river and the horse-drawn railway was a novelty.

Children used to breakfast on beer and bread in Bratislava
Find out more untold stories about Bratislava in the latest episode.

Slovak wines do great abroad, but inspectors see them as unfit at home
Slovak legislation does not recognise orange and cloudy wines. As a result, inspectors remove them from the shelves of stores in Slovakia.

Košice has new attraction - a ferris wheel
It is 32 metres high.

Agriculture Ministry stops the hunting of wolves
The official quotas have been opposed by several institutions and organisations.

Who leads the most transparent campaign?
Ethics watchdog Transparency International Slovensko evaluated the first month of the campaign led before the 2020 general election.

Economy minister: A gas crisis may come after the New Year
Slovakia will probably have to use all measures possible to secure supplies.

Pressure on waste management needed
Official statistics show people in Slovakia produced 2,325,178 tonnes of municipal waste in 2018.

Tragedy in Prešov and bad news for Kočner from the U.S.
It’s less than three months before the general election and the chairmen of two major parties are facing criminal prosecution.

Furniture chain Kika changes hands and name
The company runs five stores in Slovakia.

UPDATED: Economy Ministry annuls recent registrations for e-car subsidy
They increased the total amount of support through subsidies by €1 million citing enormous demand. New registrations to open next week.

Two men charged with murder of a young Serb in downtown Bratislava
The men have been detained in Hungary. Slovakia is now waiting for their extradition.

New train timetable brings several changes
There will be more competition on the Bratislava-Žilina route and a new direct connection to Poland.

Slovakia awarded the first “space Oscars” for space innovation
Insar.sk received the award for its system enabling to monitor the millimetre movements of buildings via satellites.

Tender for 4x4 army transporters should be cancelled
The Defence Ministry has appealed.

VW Slovakia extends production of e-car models
The Bratislava factory will manufacture the Škoda Karoq

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava
Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 13 and December 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

What gifts did Pope Francis and PM Pellegrini exchange?
PM Peter Pellegrini met with Pope Francis on December 9.

U.S. government takes action against Kočner
The Magnitsky Act now applies to the man charged with the Kuciak murder.

UPDATED: IPI and SAV slam Smer MP Blaha for attacks on female journalists
Ľuboš Blaha regularly attacks journalists on Facebook.

A decision to stay in Slovakia changed these foreigners' lives
A Kazakh, Nepali, and Ukrainian will recount their stories at the Lumière cinema.

Companies should not exist for profit alone
Martina Kolesárová describes how the business mindset of the 21st century goes beyond profit, perceiving social impact as a goal and also as a potential business opportunity.

One in five women in Slovakia experienced physical abuse from a partner
NGO highlights women's rights on Human Rights Day.

Kočner’s judiciary: Judge stepped down, prosecutor suspended
Both were communicating with Marian Kočner.

More than €1.4 million collected for people from building explosion in Prešov
The building will be gradually dismantled, one person from the 12th floor still missing.

The last days of autumn: Jelenia hora and Kršlenica
Put on your hiking boots and discover the paradise in Small Carpathians.

A great past but not such a bright present
How come despite its tourism potential and an industrial park nearby, Kežmarok has an unemployment rate three times higher than Slovakia's average?

MPs did not pass more penalties for those who refuse vaccines
Health minister proposed banning unvaccinated kids from kindergartens.

The foreigner killed in Bratislava said to be a Serbian national
The police published a video hoping the public can help identify witnesses.

U.S. Steel Košice to increase prices next year
Prices should go up by up to €70 per tonne in the first half of 2020.

PM Pellegrini did not change Kalavská’s mind and she has quit
The health minister will go back to her profession as doctor.

Post office has Christmas stamp showing traditional Slovak craft
Slovak craftsmen used to be renowned around the world.

Bratislava is getting its first municipal orchard
The orchard in Petržalka will be officially opened next spring.

Future of Industry 4.0 is in AI
The need for new technologies is reflected in the direction Slovakia has embarked on.

Christmas tram hits the streets of Bratislava
You can take a ride until December 30.

Slovak households will pay higher energy bills next year
Find out how much more the households will pay for electricity and gas.

Fico absent from the Smer congress due to high blood pressure
Smer is ready to win its fifth elections, PM Peter Pellegrini said. He also ruled out cooperation with the far-right.

The block of flats in Prešov will be torn down
The police have brought charges against three people so far.

Inhabitants of destroyed block of flats in Prešov: Our life is the most important
The Korzár regional daily spoke to the survivors of the December 6 tragedy.

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Euromafie: anche la Slovacchia di Kuciak e Vadalà nello Speciale Tg1 di domani
Domenica 15 dicembre su RAIUNO andrà in onda uno Speciale TG1 intitolato EUROMAFIE della giornalista Maria Grazia Mazzola. Un’inchiesta di un’ora sugli omicidi di [ ... ]

Slovacchia approva accordo neutralità climatica UE 2050, ma con l’energia nucleare
Oggi i leader dei 26 paesi membri dell’Unione europea (senza il Regno Unito) hanno concordato nel vertice che si è svolto a Bruxelles il [ ... ]

Ministro: verosimile una nuova crisi del gas dopo quella del 2009
Il ministro dell’Economia Peter Žiga ha avvisato della forte possibilità che la Slovacchia si trovi di nuovo ad affrontare una crisi del gas come quella [ ... ]

Grazie Brexit: in Slovacchia mai tante ditte britanniche come oggi
Secondo la società di consulenza Bisnode quest’anno sono state aperte in Slovacchia 229 aziende, portando il numero totale di entità societarie che fanno capo [ ... ]

Auto elettriche, valanga di domande per i sussidi. Sito in crash, si ricomincia lunedì 16
Il nuovo programma di contributi per l’acquisto di veicoli elettrici annunciato lo scorso mese, che l’11 dicembre alle ore 12 ha avviato il sistema [ ... ]

Sondaggio: primo Smer-SD, l’ultradestra davanti a PS-Spolu e Za ľudí
Secondo l’indagine di opinione svolta dall’agenzia Focus la scorsa settimana, il partito Smer-SD ha il sostegno del 19,6% degli elettori, rimanendo il primo partito. Lo [ ... ]

Moratoria sui sondaggi, i trasgressori rischiano multe di 100 mila euro
I rappresentanti del ministero degli Interni e dell’Ufficio della Commissione di Stato stanno negoziando con i delegati di Facebook e Google in Slovacchia in [ ... ]

Uso dei monopattini elettrici in Slovacchia: le nove cose da sapere
In base alle nuove norme del codice stradale entrate in vigore dal 1° dicembre, l’uso dei monopattini elettrici è stato regolamentato in Slovacchia in [ ... ]

Voto italiani all’estero: ok a sperimentazione del voto elettronico
La Commissione Bilancio in Senato ha approvato un emendamento alla legge di Bilancio che stanzia un milione di euro per sperimentare il voto elettronico alle elezioni politiche, a quelle europee e per i [ ... ]

Quante sono le vittime del riscaldamento globale
La prestigiosa rivista Lancet pubblica ogni anno un rapporto sulla relazione tra riscaldamento globale e salute. Ne esce un quadro drammatico. Ma la mole [ ... ]

Il trionfo di Boris Johnson alle elezioni nel Regno Unito
I Conservatori hanno stravinto le elezioni nel Regno Unito, consegnando al premier Boris Johnson una maggioranza che non si vedeva dall’epoca di Margaret Thatcher, ovvero da più di 30 [ ... ]

Il Viceministro degli affari esteri Marina Sereni visita il Liceo Sáru di Bratislava
La vice ministro degli affari Esteri, Marina Sereni, in occasione della sua partecipazione ai lavori del Consiglio ministeriale dell’OSCE a Bratislava, convocato a conclusione della [ ... ]

Straniero ucciso a Bratislava, arrestati in Ungheria due serbi accusati di omicidio volontario
Tre arresti sono stati eseguiti per l’omicidio di un ragazzo serbo di 22 anni picchiato a morte a Bratislava nella prima mattina di domenica [ ... ]

Una donna su cinque in Slovacchia ha subito abusi fisici da parte di un partner
Nella Giornata dei diritti umani, che ricorreva ieri 10 dicembre, si ricorda anche che la violenza commessa contro le donne è una delle violazioni [ ... ]

Volkswagen, a Bratislava la produzione di nuove auto 100% elettriche
La filiale slovacca di Volkswagen ha annunciato che sta aumentando la percentuale di auto puramente elettriche nella sua produzione. Secondo quanto affermato dal presidente [ ... ]

Conducente italiano arrestato a Bratislava per guida in stato di ebbrezza
Il 6 dicembre un cittadino italiano di 45 anni è stato fermato dalla polizia stradale sull’autostrada D1 a sud della capitale in direzione Pristavny [ ... ]

Appalti, bloccata gara per i veicoli militari 4×4, il ministero fa ricorso
Martedì l’Ufficio per gli appalti pubblici (ÚVO) ha informato di avere ordinato la sospensione della procedura di appalto per l’acquisto di veicoli militari corazzati [ ... ]

Piazza Fontana, 50 anni di misteri per una strage di Stato italiana
Il 12 dicembre 1969, alle 16.30, una bomba ad alto potenziale esplode all’interno della Banca nazionale dell’Agricoltura di Milano. Muoiono 17 persone, i feriti [ ... ]

174 città nel mondo sono state attaccate da ransomware nel 2019
A maggio è toccato a Baltimora. Un attacco ransomware ha bloccato in pochi istanti i sistemi informatici della città, mantenendoli congelati per settimane e causando milioni di [ ... ]

Come dialogare con un negazionista dei cambiamenti climatici
«Aiuto, sono a cena con un negazionista del cambiamento climatico», scrive Grist, che fornisce qualche consiglio su come comportarci quando abbiamo a che fare con [ ... ]