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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…

3 Sep 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »
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Governing SMER in Crony Tender Allegations »

The ruling Smer-SD party is feeling the pressure after it was disclosed that a specific company with potential ties to the party had been favoured for 70 tenders for technical…

25 Aug 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Motorway Administration Head Fined Over Dubious Contract »

The director of the state motorway administration company NDS, Milan Gajdos, has been charged a fine by the Constitutional Court depriving him of one year’s salary over a conflict of…

1 Aug 2014 / 6 Comments / Read More »
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Government Encourages Free Food for the Needy »

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The Slovak government has come up with a way of increasing the volume of food close to expiry that is…

17 Sep 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Foreigners Smash Hole in Roma Segregation Wall »

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A group of foreigners have taken social justice into their own hands in what they call the Wall Free Europe…

16 Sep 2014 / 2 Comments / 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…

12 Sep 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

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Cushman&Wakefield: Economic Snapshot of Slovakia »

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Momentum is building - The Slovak economy expanded by 0.6% q/q in Q1 2014, up from 0.5% in Q4 2013. Underlying conditions for domestic demand appear favourable as consumer spending and government expenditure strengthened significantly and a contraction in investment was most probably a correction after…

4 Aug 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Another Lucrative Contract for Vahostav at Castle »

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Construction company Vahostav has won yet another lucrative contract from the state to reconstruct and renovate premises at Bratislava Castle, with question marks raised about tailor-made qualification criteria and also whether the company will respect its original bid, daily Hospodarske Noviny reports today. The contract,…

30 Jul 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Police Raid Power Giant SE in Privatisation Investigation »

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Police have raided the offices of Slovakia’s major power producer Slovenske Elektrarne to confiscate documents and evidence concerning privatisation of a 66% stake in the company to Italian power giant Enel in 2006. Spokeswoman for the Ministry of Economy, Miriam Ziakova, confirmed the news for…

23 Jul 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

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Bratislava Bans Public Drinking »

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As of tomorrow, 15 July, you should be careful if having a drink in the summer sun in Bratislava as it will now be illegal…

14 Jul 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Foreign Affairs PM Robert Fico (c) Martin Domok - mdpix.sk

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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Slovakia Still Requesting Letter Inviting Warsaw Pact Invasion

President Andrej Kiska plans to keep to his pre-election promise that he will request the notoriuis letter of invitation from Russia that led to the Warsaw Pact led by the Soviet Union to invade and occupy…

21 Aug 2014 / Read More »
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BA: English Quiz Night, Tuesday 16 September

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…

15 Sep 2014 / Read More »
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BA: Traffic Lights Party, Thursday 18 Sept.

Do you enjoy meeting people from around the world, but find it difficult to do this in Bratislava? Well, it is not so hard. It is with great pleasure that we announce that the organization Internationals…

11 Sep 2014 / Read More »
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Internationals Bratislava Welcome Back Party

Had a nice vacation back home or somewhere else in the world? Missing the Internationals Bratislava atmosphere? Then this is the right moment to  recharge your batteries at a new International party organized by the organization…

15 Aug 2014 / Read More »
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BA: Internationals Bratislava beach party

Ready for a surprise? For one night, in little Bratislava there is a cosmopolitan event, where people from over 90 countries and six continents will gather together, socialize and party. It is with great pleasure to…

10 Jul 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 »
Pilgrimage at Levoca - photo by Mária Žarnayová

The Marian Pilgrimage to Levoča

The pilgrimage to Mariánska hora and Levoča took place on the first Sunday of July The pilgrimage to Mariánska hora (Marian Hill) was in the sign of the Year of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows,…

10 Jul 2014 / Read More »

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