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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 / 5 Comments / Read More »
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Matovic Sinks Right-Wing Hopeful Prochadzka with Recording »

The potential new leader of the fragmented right-wing in Slovakia, Radoslav Prochdzka, looks set to lose his popularity after a recording was released apparently involving him asking to pay for…

22 Jul 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Government To Declare Water a Strategic Asset »

The government plans to restrict or halt the export of water, or at least put it under its own jurisdiction, as part of a legislative amendment on the protection of…

9 Jul 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Slovakia Still Requesting Letter Inviting Warsaw Pact Invasion »

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President Andrej Kiska plans to keep to his pre-election promise that he will request the notoriuis letter of invitation from…

21 Aug 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

State Loans for Startups from Next Year »

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If you have a good business idea but can’t get funding, as of next year you might be able to…

18 Aug 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Foreign Ministry Statement on Iraq Situation »

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The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic has been embittered and dismayed by receiving information on…

11 Aug 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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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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Foreign Ministry Statement on Iraq Situation

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic has been embittered and dismayed by receiving information on attacks of the armed militants of the so called Islamic State against the ethnic Yazidis in…

11 Aug 2014 / Read More »
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Bratislava English Quiz Night, Tuesday 19 August

Quiz Night returns to Goblins on Tuesday! 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…

18 Aug 2014 / Read More »
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Bratislava English Quiz Night! Tuesday 5 August

Quiz Night returns to Goblins Pub on Dunajska 29 in Bratislava this Tuesday. The quiz will be in our interactive format, with all questions on video screen, video clips included in many of the questions and lots of new…

4 Aug 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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