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MPs Demand PM To Investigate Another ‘Paska’ Company »

Opposition MPs led by Igor Matovic of the OLaNO party are determined to get justice in the case of ousted parliamentary chairman Pavol Paska, with them pointing to another company…

24 Nov 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Parliament: No-Confidence, Corruption, Tax Havens »

Independent MP and former interior minister Daniel Lipsic, backed by head of the OLaNO party Igor Matovic, is not letting up in his hounding of Parliamentary Chairman Pavol Paska with…

10 Nov 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
Current Affairs

President Addresses Parliament on Corruption »

Opposition MPs not standing together (c) Martin Domok - mdpix.sk

President Andrej Kiska, the first truly politically independent president in Slovakia’s modern democratic age, took the floor of parliament this…

26 Nov 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Thousands at Parliament in Anti-Corruption Rally »

Anti-corruption protest

The anti-corruption protest organised on SNP Square in Bratislava attracted an estimated 2,000-5,000 people by the time the throng had…

25 Nov 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

MPs Plan Another Anti-Corruption Protest »

Thousands protested for Paska to stand down. He did so the next day (c) TheDaily.SK

The opposition MPs who organised the protest meeting against now ousted parliamentary speaker Pavol Paska are not content with his…

20 Nov 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Free Rail Travel Maybe Off Track »

Bratislava Central Station (c) The Daily.SK

The generous plan of the Smer-SD party government to provide free rail transport for children, students and the elderly has…

19 Nov 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Slovak J&T Joins Forces with China Giant »

J&T Tower 115 (c) TheDaily.SK

Obviously not big enough,major Slovak-Czech financial group J&T signed an agreement on Monday with the sixth largest private company in China, CEFC China Energy, as part of a strategic partnership. J&T spokeswoman Jana Jarošová announced the news, which will looks set to see the Chinese giant…

28 Oct 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Free Trains for Students, Children and the Elderly »

Bratislava Central Station (c) The Daily.SK

The government made a bold move today by approving free rail transport for children, students (under 26) and pensioners, as part of its 15-point programme aimed at boosting the quality of life of the most vulnerable groups. The free train rides (2nd class), will apply to…

22 Oct 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Top Tabloid Novy Cas the Next Acquisition Target? »


The onslaught to buy up Slovak media could be continuing with rumours on how an investor is now hoping to get its hands on the top publisher in the country, Ringier Axel Springer, which among other things publishes the biggest tabloid and top selling newspaper…

20 Oct 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »


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Thousands Take To Budapest Streets Over ‘Internet Tax’

Thousands of people took to the streets in Budapest on Sunday to protest against Hungary’s proposed internet tax. Although there were conflicting reports of the precise numbers involved, according to reports the crowd (which included those…

27 Oct 2014 / Read More »
Essential pipelines (c) Jarle Vines

Oil Pipeline May Run Through Petrlzalka, Bratislava

The long-debated route for a new oil pipeline that has been threatening the protected nature reserve of Zitny Ostrov has still not been decided on, but information leaked by daily Hospodarske Noviny may appease environmentalists, who…

7 Oct 2014 / Read More »
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TUESDAY 18th – BA: English Quiz Night

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…

18 Nov 2014 / Read More »
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Policeman in Custody After Aggressive Arrest of Woman

An excessively aggressive police officer who was seen on a video circulating the internet hurting and handcuffing a woman in violent fashion is being charged for inciting the incident and abuse of position. Officer Tiefenbach from…

4 Nov 2014 / Read More »
The Expat Comedynov2014

English Comedy: Benny Boot and Freddy Quinne in Bratislava!

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME: BIG NEWS! One of the Netherlands top comedians, Jurg Van Ginkel, has just flown in to join our line-up for this week’s English comedy show! Jurg is hugely talented and is very experienced…

11 Nov 2014 / Read More »

International Halloween in Bratislava

Would you like to explore international culture while having fun and meeting people from all over the world? Of course you would! If you’ve struggled to find fun and accessible events in Bratislava in the past,…

21 Oct 2014 / Read More »
Culture football

Slovakia Pass Belarus Test To Top Group

Slovakia won the third match in a row in the qualifying round of Group C after defeating Belarus 3:1 (0:0) on October 12 in Borisov Arena. Team captain Marek Hamšík scored two goals, with the third…

13 Oct 2014 / Read More »

Musical Tsunami with Waves Bratislava

The Bratislava club and showcase festival has announced the names of as many as 91 artists who will perform October 3-5 in 9 attractive venues, all in the area just next to SNP square. Visitors are…

26 Sep 2014 / Read More »

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