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English Standup Comedy – Saturday, 17 September, Kafe Scherz »

Here we go again, with more comedians and an even bigger venue. With all the support and the love from the people, we thought this city deserves another night of…

9 Sep 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

International Flower Power Party this Thursday »


After a three-month summer break your favorite INTERNATIONALS party is here again. We do not even say goodbye to summer,…

16 Sep 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

A Truly “Legendary Festival” – 16-17 June »


A truly “Legendary Festival” will be taking place this weekend in Slovakia with something for fans of different music styles…

13 Jun 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

International Quiz Night! Goblins Pub, Tuesday 14 June »

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It is that time again when we gather to test our wits once again at the English Quiz Night at…

13 Jun 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

MP Kissova Wants Flat Rate 15% Tax for Businesses »


The upcoming Slovak parliamentary elections on 5 March will produce no major surprises, as the ruling Smer-SD party with Prime Minister Robert Fico at the helm looks set to grab over 30% of the vote again, while the political right has splintered into fragments. One…

25 Feb 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

NBS’s Toth: Short Term Boost From Low Inflation (Exclusive) »

Vice-Governor of National Bank of Slovakia, Jan Toth, photo: WBP Online

The current low-inflation environment gives the Slovak economy a short-term boost as an outright deflationary spiral is not expected, National Bank of Slovakia Vice-Governor Jan Toth said in an interview for World Business Press Online. The National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) on Tuesday slightly raised…

9 Dec 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Thousands March Against Fascism After Election Victory of Marian Kotleba

Around 2000 people gathered on Monday in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica to express their dissatisfaction and protest against the extremist ultra-­right party of Marián Kotleba, the People´s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS), which will occupy 14 parliamentary…

8 Mar 2016 / Read More »
Banska Bystrica Governor Kotleba's LSNS party protesting against gays in 2011 (c) The Daily.SK

Slovakia’s Far Right Swing, No Isolated Case

Slovakia is reeling in shock after the unexpected results from Saturday’s general elections. Prime Minister Robert Fico and his SMER party did worse than expected, but the real news of the election surrounds Marian Kotleba and…

8 Mar 2016 / Read More »
Foreign Affairs Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station, 3 September 2015, photo by Mstyslav Chernov

Slovakia Reinforces Border Checks While Hungary Shuts Border

As the flood of refugees into Europe shows no signs of stopping, with an estimated 500,000 already arrived, governments in Central Europe are taking matters into their own hands by closing down their borders as best…

16 Sep 2015 / Read More »

Tens of Immigrants (70) Suffocate in Truck Near Slovak Border

As the immigration issue heats up in Europe, there are an increasing number of incidents pointing to the gravity of the situation, but a tragic story comes from near the Austrian-Slovak border in Parndorf, where Austrian…

27 Aug 2015 / Read More »
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Slovakia Ranked 45th in World on Children’s Access to Justice

Slovakia has been ranked as 45th in the world on how effectively children can use the courts to defend their rights according to new research from Child Rights International Network (CRIN). The new report, ‘Rights, Remedies and Representation’,…

15 Feb 2016 / Read More »

Supreme Court Rules Discrimination Over Inclusive Education for Disabled Children

BRATISLAVA – On 27 October 2015, the Supreme Court delivered its judgment and ruled for the first time in Slovakia that children with disabilities are entitled to inclusive education. In the case (nr. 7Sžo/83/2014), the Court…

30 Oct 2015 / Read More »
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Expat Profile: Dutch Entrepreneur Abram Muller, 20 Years On

When you first meet Abram Muller, it’s easy to see him as a character plucked directly from a charmingly picaresque novel. He never ceases to entertain you, teasingly provoke you, surprise and amaze you. As we…

9 Aug 2016 / Read More »

New English-Speaking Kindergarten Opens in Stupava

Slovakia will be welcoming a new enterprise this summer after three colleagues decided to open up their own bilingual Kindergarten. The children’s learning center will be opened by Petra Naik, Shane Hughes and Colm Hughes. Petra…

26 Jun 2016 / Read More »

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