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What brands should do in a pandemic of distrust
Strategic communication lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic summarized and explained by experts from Seesame.

Half of all parents lack time to help their children with distance learning
Some have a hard time motivating their children, others do not understand the curriculum.

People who resisted communism will get financial compensation
Veterans of the anti-communist resistance and their relatives will receive a one-time bonus of €1,989.

Responsibility goes hand in hand with EU advantages, says President Čaputová
President Zuzana Čaputová spoke with Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová.

Coronavirus in Slovakia: 1,254 new cases confirmed (graphs)
The total number of cases has exceeded 107,100.

The best way to see Slovakia is from the train (from our archive)
A trip to the eastern Slovak towns of Košice, Prešov and Bardejov.

News digest: Slovakia still dealing with the loss of its talent
Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia. Far-right supporters protested in front of PM’s house during the weekend.

The public finance deficit may reach 10 percent
The central bank warns of the highest annual difference between expectations and reality.

Slovakia keeps losing its best students. They are leaving for schools abroad
This can have an negative impact on universities, science as well as the labour market.

Don’t get lost in Bratislava. Some public transport stops change names
Some stops will be named after the original names of their localities.

Car industry needs to jump on the latest trends
Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia.

Hospital manners expose the toxicity of Kollár
Unjustified privileges overshadow some good news of the coalition's work. Halloween testing will not be repeated during advent time.

Traces of Celtic settlements discovered in Trnava
The planned park will open next year.

Highway company has to return more than €115 million to the state
It violated rules while constructing four sections of the D1 and D3 highway.

Sulík’s party benefits from the dispute with PM Matovič
The Hlas party of former PM Pellegrini is rising, too.

Michael's Tower closed from December due to reconstruction
It should reopen to the public in mid-2022.

Anyone can publish a book. Authors often avoid publishers
Self-publishing is setting a new trend.

Bratislava’s smallness is an asset Rome or London are short of
Israeli Ambassador Boaz Modai fell in love with Slovakia’s capital right away.

News digest: Who is ready for a vaccine in Slovakia
Vlhová won again. Boris Kollár is at home and will meet coalition partners to discuss GP vote. Justice Minister shows a new map.

Why you need to buy a belt
On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Everyone crossing the Slovak border should have a negative antigen test from December 7
A number of the infected with coronavirus will grow.

Virtual school and children's well-being
11 tips how to help children thrive during the pandemic.

Fico admits to ties with Bödör
Former prime minister stands by his praise for the state secretary who confessed to corruption and court interference.

Willingness to get the COVID shot slightly up as second wave hits
Vaccine hesitancy correlates with the trust in the government.

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets
If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Slovak court system gets shake up as Justice Ministry looks to root out corruption
Changes will mean fewer courts and specialised judges.

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus
Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus. Check out the 2020 investment highlights from Slovakia.

Slovak skier Vlhová dominates the World Cup series. She won third consecutive race
She won the parallel giant slalom in Lech-Zürs.

News digest: What Jankovská said and Kollár goes home amid scandal
Nationwide testing put on hold. Speaker of parliament received visitors in hospital despite a ban. Foreigners' Police change office hours around Christmas.

Girlfriends visit Speaker of Parliament in hospital during the ban
Nurses who have had conflicts with them, may lose year-end bonuses. Coalition partners visited Kollár too, Matovič has apologised.

From COVID-19 miracle to apparent resignation to death and dying
The natural reflex of all failed politicians – and their uncritical fan clubs – is to point to cultural or geographical differences between “us” and “them”.

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava
The last preserved station was restored this summer.

Jankovská admitted to her relationship with Kočner. She also mentioned Fico
Former state secretary of the Justice Ministry started cooperating with the investigators after months in pre-trial custody for corruption-related crimes.

Slovakia lacks enough antigen tests. The testing intended for the first weekend of December cancelled
Pupils can possibly return to schools on December 7.

Christmas mail is on. Children can write to Baby Jesus
Letters often arrive from abroad.

Positive change needed during the pandemic. Giving Tuesday is approaching
Check tips on how to participate.

Bratislava airport falls to the bottom, the loss will be enormous
Košice airport is better off.

Developed at home, the production of Slovakia's COVID-19 vaccine will move abroad
Neuroimmunologist Norbert Žilka oversees the development of the ACvac1 vaccine at Axon Neuroscience.

Pass a Slovak language dictation so you can work with foreigners
The draft migration policy proposal is out. Where does a foreigner find the official, certified list of cultural realities and traditions they are supposed to respect?

News digest: Former state secretary describes the corruption at courts
Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.

Former state secretary Jankovská has reportedly confessed
Coalition politicians have welcomed the news.

Slovakia turns orange and joins campaign to fight violence against women
One in five women has experienced violence. The situation is far from satisfactory, said President Čaputová.

Rules for isolation have been updated. Green list will be extended, too
The issue of short-term stays abroad is still being discussed.

Slovak companies belong among the fastest growing technology firms in central Europe
Slovak firms in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe ranking handle solutions for ad agencies, AI, e-commerce and waste management.

Conditions for opening restaurant terraces specified
Hygienists also offered more specific conditions for mass events with more than six participants.

Employers are searching for more people than during the first pandemic wave
The current situation is not favourable for tourism, gastronomy and the hotel industry.

Tatra Ice Cathedral is open, inspiration taken from St Petersburg this year
The number of visitors, as well as time spent inside the dome, will be limited.

Secret votes and public lies
There are uncanny echoes today of Slovakia’s agonies over its choice of chief prosecutor ten years ago.

News digest: Slovakia to spend three Advent weekends with testing. President wants it to be voluntary
Seven candidates for the general prosecutor post approved. Acting general prosecutor steps down.

The 5G frequencies have been sold. Who has gained a license and for how much?
The auction was suspended at first.

Tugboat in Bratislava probably crashed and then sank
The cause of the accident is not officially known yet.

Acting general prosecutor steps down after coming to work COVID-19 positive
Viera Kováčiková explained the decision as due to personal attacks.

How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia
Religious organisations have added leverage in changing perceptions of foreigners and migrants, says Caritas Slovakia.