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Changes in Governing Smer-SD Party, Madaric To Resign »

The anticipated changes in the standalone Smer-SD government in the wake of Prime Minister Robert Fico’s crushing defeat in the presidential elections at the hands of philanthropist Andrej Kiska are…

9 Apr 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Kalinak Unable To Apologise to Terrorised Students »

Two of the four students who had their car targeted and shot at by Slovak police in June 2013 showed up in parliament today to request an apology from Interior Minister…

3 Apr 2014 / 11 Comments / Read More »
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Scramble for Control of Judiciary Begins »

Following the victory of Andrej Kiska over current Prime Minister Robert Fico in the presidential elections at the weekend, many in Slovakia worried that the Smer-SD party would scramble, with…

1 Apr 2014 / 5 Comments / Read More »
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Supreme Court Judges Protest Chairman Harabin’s Candidacy »

Supreme Court and Judicial Council chairman, Stefan Harabin (c) Martin Domok @ mdpix.sk

A group of thirteen Supreme Court judges are protesting against Supreme Court Chairman Stefan Harabin running for the post again,…

23 Apr 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Easter in the East – A Religious and Pagan Mix »

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In pre-Christian times, one of the biggest celebrations was the welcoming of spring. It meant the victory of life over…

18 Apr 2014 / 8 Comments / Read More »

Murder Suspect Model Kukucova Loses Appeal »

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Slovak model Maria Kukucova, who is up on charges of murdering her ex-boyfriend British millionaire Andrew Bush at his villa…

17 Apr 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »

EU Citizens to Have Same Land-Buying Rights as Slovaks »

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The Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterday that despite no law being incorporated, there would still be certain restrictions put on…

16 Apr 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »

Harabin Set To Retain Supreme Court Chair? »

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Supreme Court Chairman and Chairman of the Judicial Council Stefan Harabin could be running again for the post in the…

15 Apr 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Slovakia-Ukraine Talks on Gas Supplies »

Slovakia's transmission line is crucial to the EU, with one third of its supplies from Russia passing through it

Official talks will take place tomorrow, 15 April, between Slovakia and its troubled neighbour Ukraine on gas supplies via Slovakia using reverse flow mode, to help the country deal with its demand after Russia hiked up gas prices for Ukraine by 81% since annexing the…

14 Apr 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

J&T Plans Massive Amusement Park »

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Financial giant J&T is contemplating setting up a massive amusement and aqua park full of attractions that are not available in Slovakia just now, like a large roller coaster, for instance, while possibly hoping to get state assistance for the project. According to an article…

8 Apr 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Amazon Distribution Centre Needs a Home »

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Now that Brno City Council has rejected Amazon’s bid to house its new distribution centre there, the chances of Slovakia welcoming the online shopping giant have been given a boost, although the company is remaining hush about its next steps. The news that the company…

3 Apr 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Slovakia Could Profit from Ukraine’s Gas Needs »

Slovakia's transmission line is crucial to the EU, with one third of its supplies from Russia passing through it

If Russia decides to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine over recent disputes and outstanding debts, Ukraine might have to import gas from the West, meaning its neighbour Slovakia could rake in tens of millions of euros in transmission fees. Gas is one of the…

21 Mar 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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EU Citizens to Have Same Land-Buying Rights as Slovaks »

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The Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterday that despite no law being incorporated, there would still be certain restrictions put on foreigners purchasing agricultural land. The…

16 Apr 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »
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Foreign Affairs Slovakia's transmission line is crucial to the EU, with one third of its supplies from Russia passing through it

Slovakia-Ukraine Talks on Gas Supplies

Official talks will take place tomorrow, 15 April, between Slovakia and its troubled neighbour Ukraine on gas supplies via Slovakia using reverse flow mode, to help the country deal with its demand after Russia hiked up…

14 Apr 2014 / Read More »
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Hungarian Elections: Orban Retains Majority, Jobbik Gets over 20%

With almost 100% of party-list votes and around 60% of constituency votes now counted in Hungary, it is clear that Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party will once again have an overall majority in Hungary’s parliament and will…

7 Apr 2014 / Read More »
Bratislava quiz-night

Bratislava English Quiz Night, Tuesday 22 April

It’s Bratislava Quiz time again at Goblins Pub, with a good evening guaranteed. Try your knowledge in this international trivia quiz and maybe win some prize, but most of all come for the fun. Entry: €2.50…

17 Apr 2014 / Read More »
EEL-BIS-camps

English Camps for Easter and Summer

British International School Bratislava and Expert European Linguistics, s.r.o. are inviting students of ages 5-15 years to Easter Camp 2014 that will take place at Peknikova site from 14th to 17th April 2014. Expert European Linguistics,…

9 Apr 2014 / Read More »
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Internationals Bratislava Hawaii Theme Party

Welcome to 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 garland…

22 Apr 2014 / Read More »
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Slovak Shamrocks: Irish Culture in Slovakia

Popularly seen as a destination for Slovak emigration, Ireland has had its fair share of emigration to Bratislava in recent times. The Irish have, as always, brought with them their culture, unique worldview, and pastimes. Although…

9 Apr 2014 / Read More »
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Peter Gabriel To Sledgehammer Bratislava in May

Following the phenomenal response to the recent ‘Back to Front’ tour dates in Europe in the autumn of 2013, musical legend Peter Gabriel will play more shows in celebration of his album So in April/May 2014, with Bratislava…

22 Apr 2014 / Read More »
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Easter in the East – A Religious and Pagan Mix

In pre-Christian times, one of the biggest celebrations was the welcoming of spring. It meant the victory of life over death. For the Christians, one of the most important event of the year is Easter, when…

18 Apr 2014 / Read More »

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