The Journalist, TheDaily and Slovak Media

January 13, 2017

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.

Lower house lawmakers tighten rules for presidential candidates

January 13, 2017

Lawmakers have voted to tighten the rules for so-called "independent" presidential candidates who seek to qualify for the campaign through the collection of signatures.

Part 1: The Journalist, TheDaily and Slovak Media

January 13, 2017

It may come as a surprise to some, but I have worked in journalism in Slovakia for over 20 years.

Slovak police charge Czech shot while allegedly burgling actor-politician’s villa

January 13, 2017

Slovak police have charged a Czech with burglary from the Bratislava villa
of the well known actor and former politician Milan Kňažko. The actor
shot the intruder during the incident. Local media said the Czech was aged

SARIO Business Summary for January 2017

January 13, 2017

TAXES The number of Slovak companies seated in tax havens keeps growing. According to the consulting company Bisnode Slovensko, it has more than tripled since 2005. Ten years ago, over 1,500 Slovak companies were registered in tax havens compared with the current 4,700.

Dijsselbloem should stay as Eurogroup chair after Dutch poll - Slovakia

January 9, 2017

Jeroen Dijsselbloem should stay on as the chairman of euro zone finance ministers regardless of the outcome of a Dutch election in March, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said on Monday, adding it was time again to discuss a permanent Eurogroup chair.

Slovakia considering fighter jet offers, including Saab's Gripen -minister

January 11, 2017

Jan 11 Slovakia has received several offers for the purchase or lease of a fleet of fighter jets, including JAS-39 Gripen jets by made by Sweden's, Defence Minister Peter Gajdos said on Wednesday. The central European NATO member operates a fleet of ageing Russian MiG-29 jets.

My Slovakia – Diary of an Expat

January 12, 2017

Talking to friends recently about some of the things I’ve experienced and witnessed in my lengthy 27-yr stay in Slovakia, I realised that I have so many untold stories that should be told, but also insight into how Slovak society ticks.

Exit Ramp: - America is my home'

January 5, 2017

The stories of our grandparents are just that, stories. One of the things I have come to understand as more and more years pass is how very little I really know.

Remembering Clare Hollingworth, the war correspondent who saved thousands of Czechoslovaks from the Nazis

January 11, 2017

The great British journalist Clare Hollingworth, who has died at the age of
105, is most famous for breaking the news that the Nazis were poised to
invade Poland and start World War II. But many also revere Hollingworth


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