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British ‘Schindler’ Sir Nicholas Winton Dies Aged 106 »

Sad news went around the world yesterday announcing the death of Sir Nicholas Winton, MBE, at the well-deserved age of 106 (19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015). Winton was…

2 Jul 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Outgoing US Ambassador Condemns Anti-Immigration Protest »

We were very concerned by the recent violent anti-immigration protests in Bratislava which occurred on June 20 – a date also celebrated as World Refugee Day. These are complex issues,…

26 Jun 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »
Events

New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble (NYSJE), Tuesday 7 July, BA »

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The New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble (NYSJE) is an internationally renowned recording and touring group. They are the originators of the…

4 Jul 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Tuesday 30 June – BA English Quiz Night »

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It’s that time again, when we gather to test our wits for the English Quiz Night at Goblins! Make sure…

29 Jun 2015 / 2 Comments / Read More »

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Investment Plan for Europe: Slovakia to Contribute €400M »

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This week Slovakia announced that it will contribute €400 million to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), at the heart of the €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe. Slovakia is the seventh country to contribute to the Plan, even before…

19 Jun 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Rail Company RegioJet Set to Leave Slovak Market »

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An article in Monday’s Hospodarske Noviny reports how private passenger rail operator RegioJet is now contemplating leaving the Slovak market after the government slammed the brakes on its business plan by giving away free rail travel to a large part of the population, a move…

16 Jun 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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Slovakia Sets a New Standard for Transparency

In December 2011, tens of thousands of Slovaks took to the streets to protest the corruption engulfing Slovak politics. Leaked documents showed top politicians dividing kickbacks, lucrative jobs, and spheres of influence with powerful oligarchs. Transparency…

19 Jun 2015 / Read More »
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Foreign Minister Meets Russian Counterpart Lavrov

Moscow (June 1) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Monday evening (June 1). They discussed…

3 Jun 2015 / Read More »
Foreign Affairs Bratislava Castle (c) The Daily.SK

Investment Plan for Europe: Slovakia to Contribute €400M

This week Slovakia announced that it will contribute €400 million to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), at the heart of the €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe. Slovakia is the…

19 Jun 2015 / Read More »
Essential pipelines (c) Jarle Vines

Slovakia Signs Up to Strategic Eastring Gas Pipeline Project

Four East European countries, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, signed a Joint Declaration during a summit of EU leaders in the Latvia’s capital, proposing the construction of either a 832-kilometer long pipeline running across Slovakia, Hungary and Romania,…

22 May 2015 / Read More »
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Important changes to the Commercial Code and Income Tax Act

The British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic would like to invite you to a seminar on Important changes to the Commercial Code and Income Tax Act 18 June from 09:00 AM Austria Trend Hotel , Vysoká 7490/2A, Bratislava You are…

9 Jun 2015 / Read More »
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Expat Tax Advice: Don’t Sell Shares in 2015

More and more people in Slovakia trade with shares. Either with shares purchased within the Company’ share purchase or stock options plans (blog.etrend.sk/radovan-ihnat/zamestnanecke-akciove-plany–dodatocny-prijem-zamestnancov.html) or in a form of direct or indirect investments on capital markets. For these…

6 Jun 2015 / Read More »
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Volunteering for Non-Slovak Speakers in BA

Are you looking for something more in your life? Do you have time to dedicate to local non-profits? If you answer one of those questions with yes, we have a solution for you. Bratislava Volunteer Center…

22 Jun 2015 / Read More »
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BA: Children-Parents Workshop, 13 June

Parenting is the most complex and important activity on the planet. Although parents are the first educator of a child yet they receive little training for this vital role. Here is a positive space where you…

10 Jun 2015 / Read More »

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