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Parliament Passes Whistleblowers Act »

Parliament enacted the so-called Whistleblowing Act today, which affords greater protection to people wanting to report on their employers, on crimes and other cases of corruption, while also giving them…

16 Oct 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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PM Waives Zilina’s EUR 17.5M Debt for Party »

Prime Minister Robert Fico will be put under scrutiny by the Parliamentary Committee on incompatible offices next week after waiving the town of Zilina its debts while declaring it is…

15 Oct 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Avalanche Kills 2 Slovaks in Nepal »

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Two Slovaks were reported dead on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 near Dhaulágirí (8,167 metres) in Nepal. The most probable cause…

17 Oct 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

President Kiska Opens Economic Ideas Forum »

Slovak President Andrej Kiska (c) TheDaily.SK

The Economic Ideas Forum (EIF), one of the biggest economic events in Slovakia this year, finished its first day with…

16 Oct 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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FlyDubai – 3 New Flights to CEE From December »

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Flydubai has announced that it will begin flights to Bratislava in Slovakia, Prague in the Czech Republic and Sofia in Bulgaria. With flights due to commence in December, the airline is continuing its expansion into Central and Eastern Europe following the announcement of flights to…

9 Oct 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Slovakia Endorses EU Association Agreement with Ukraine »

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Slovak MPs voted in favour of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine today, with all but two of the 134 present legislators backing the document, which will pave the way for Ukraine to deepen its ties with the EU. Among other things,…

24 Sep 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Reduced Gas Volumes Could Be Russia’s Warning »

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Slovak gas utility SPP has registered around a 10% drop in the volumes of Russian gas coming to it via Ukraine, for the third day in a row, the company spokesman Peter Bednar said today. Even though the situation in east Ukraine has calmed with…

12 Sep 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

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PM Promises Gas Supplies if Russia Cuts Supply

Prime Minister Robert Fico has assured Slovak gas consumers that the country has supplies secured for the upcoming winter, in the face of an ongoing sanctions war with Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Speaking about the…

25 Sep 2014 / Read More »
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Slovakia Not Keen on New EU Sanctions Against Russia

The latest wave of economic sanctions being readied by the EU against Russia are making many Slovak companies shake, with Prime Minister Robert Fico ready to stand against some of them if necessary. Many Slovak companies…

3 Sep 2014 / Read More »
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Hawaiian Party in Bratislava, Thursday 16 October

Welcome to the Hawaiian atmosphere made by Internationals Bratislava! It might not be summer yet, but we are warming up already! Have fun with us and join our tropical party. You will all get a flower…

15 Oct 2014 / Read More »
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CANCELLED TO TUESDAY 21st – BA: English Quiz Night, Tuesday 14 October

After another long holiday weekend in Slovakia, we continue with our regular series of Tuesday international trivia quizzes in English, every 2 weeks at Goblins Pub. Entry: €2.50 per person. The quiz will be in our interactive…

13 Oct 2014 / Read More »
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RegioJet Ups Competition with New Lines, Prague-Kosice for EUR 9

Private passenger rail operator RegioJet is upping competition for the rails in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and now plans to launch a line between Prague and Kosice with various stops along the way for just…

8 Oct 2014 / Read More »
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A Scot’s View of Bratislava

Teaching English in Bratislava was a piece of cake.  Or to use another food metaphor, it was as easy as pie. Apart from anything else, unlike other places I had worked, many of the students already…

6 Oct 2014 / Read More »
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Musical Tsunami with Waves Bratislava

The Bratislava club and showcase festival has announced the names of as many as 91 artists who will perform October 3-5 in 9 attractive venues, all in the area just next to SNP square. Visitors are…

26 Sep 2014 / Read More »
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FRESHMEN’S: ‘Homeless’ Art Space Debuts in Abandoned Storefront

On Thursday 31 July, a unique, grassroots organization opened its doors to the public. Freshmen’s, a new gallery space and virtual platform, presented their debut exhibition, titled Emotions of Digital Memory by Peter Cvik, which is…

6 Aug 2014 / Read More »

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