Stories written by John Boyd

Ukraine Still Suffering, Death Toll Rises

Protests leading to the ousting of President Yanukovich, which kicked off the chain of events, photo: Maya Zakhovaiko

The conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to claim lives, cause damages and generate additional humanitarian needs. In May 2017, OHCHR recorded 76 civilian casualties (eight deaths, 68 injuries), which represents 8 per cent increase comparing to the previous month. Casualties caused by shelling tripled, with five people killed and 36 injured comparing to April, and [...]

BA: English Quiz Night, Wednesday 19 July

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The always entertaining and popular Quiz Night evening by InterNations Bratislava is ready for July 2017 IMPORTANT: It is best to confirm your attendance by writing to dloyola@gmail.com as we are often full, but you can also come along on the night. Date: 19.4.2017 Time: 19:00 Teams: Teams of 4 Maximum capacity: 100 The Quiz Master [...]

Leaders In Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit 2017, Prague

DoubleTree hotel (c) The Daily.SK

The Leaders In hospitality CEE & CIS will take place on 5th-6th June. It’s the fifth edition returning to Prague where it was originally launched. Previously, it has been hosted in Warsaw, Budapest and Vienna. It’s a 2-days platform joining the most prominent international hospitality sector decision makers and senior industry professionals from across the [...]

Orban Gets Lesson Over CEU Dispute

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Hungary wants to close George Soros’s Central European University in Budapest, with students and universities around Central Europe expressing their disapproval and offering help. CEU students have taken to the streets of Budapest, demanding the government and the President veto the Lex CEU. The Hungarian Parliament sanctioned the Amendment to the Higher Education Act, the [...]

Slovakia Braces for Brexit Blues

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Now that the ‘not-so United’ Kingdom has set the Brexit time bomb ticking, ripples will be felt across Europe with the Slovak Republic expected to suffer badly. Slovakia has risen to the world number one spot in car manufacturing per capita, but as the British isles sail away from mainland Europe, the impact on the [...]

European Investors Request Slovak Government to Reconsider FTT

Bratislava Castle (c) The Daily.SK

European Investors’ Association, which represents retail and institutional investors throughout Europe, has requested the Slovak government to take investors’ interests in Slovakia and within the European into account and lend no further support to the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). European Investors is deeply worried that a FTT declines return on investment for investors, has a [...]

JOY English Standup Comedy, Friday 27, Satori Stage

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Joke’s On You brings you the brilliant Tom Allen, English comedian, actor, and writer. At the age of 22 Allen won the UK’s most prestigious comedy newcomer award So You Think You’re Funny in 2005. The same year he won the BBC New Comedy Awards. He performed with fellow So You Think You’re Funny winner Tom [...]

Bratislava Among Top 10 Cities for Freelancers

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Dutch freelancer organisation Hoofdkraan.nl has compiled a list of the top cities for freelancers to live in, and the beautiful Slovak capital Bratislava made it into the top ten, snuggling into eighth place from 117 cities. Here is the full report. The 10 best cities for freelancers in 2017 What would be the best place [...]

The Journalist, TheDaily and Slovak Media

Protesters in front of British Embassy in Bratislava, 2012 (c) TheDaily.SK

Part 1 of The Daily Diary editorials It may come as a surprise to some, but I have worked in journalism in Slovakia for over 20 years. From early days compiling emerging markets digests for Reuters and other news outlets as Central Europe opened up, to investigative cases like exposing the morbid business of harvesting [...]

A Review or Two Would Do

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Hi, this is a new section where we invite you to share your opinions on the good and bad places to go in Bratislava and Slovakia, where to get the best deal or meal, ‘good service and so on. We will also be doing our own reviews of restuarants, bars, clubs and places to go [...]

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