13 hrs ago
Six days/month of work to cover salary taxes
Romanians have to work six days a month to cover their taxes to the state, which is double compared to Ukrainians, recent data reveals.
18 hrs ago
[Locked] Tesedikovo could turn to Constitutional Court
CITIZENS of the village of Tesedikovo should exercise their constitutional right and turn to the Constitutional Court over the government's refusal to oblige to their request to have the village renamed to Pered, Most-Hid MPs Arpad Ersek and Gabor Gal wrote in an open letter they sent to the village, the TASR newswire reported on December 10. If ... (more)
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The Daily Caller
Honoring anti-semitic governor of Hungary is a disgrace
On November 3rd, much to the shock of many Hungarians, the far-right Jobbik party unveiled a statue of Miklos Horthy, the Hungarian Governor who ruled after the first World War and allied Hungary with Nazi Germany during the second World War.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
[Locked] Potato festival offers up variety of materials made from crop
ONE of Slovakia's typical foods, the potato, got its due at a festival organised by the city of Banska Stiavnica at the end of November.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Women whizzing past you
They are headturners in more ways than one A' women who race cars at over 200 km per hour and are part of the Federation Internationale de Automobile A' approved Lotus Ladies Cup racing circuit.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Prosecution drops charges in murder case
THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE has dropped its charges against Viliam M. in the case of the murder of Peter Congrady and for his membership in an organised criminal group, the Cas.sk website reported on December 5. Though the police released him on the same day, he was detained again and charged with a new crime.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The river of blood: Villagers' shock as Slovakian waterway turns red...
Residents in a Slovakian town make a shocking discovery this week as they awoke to the city river flowing bright red.
Penta buys three more regional hospitals
PENTA investment group will extend its network of regional hospitals after purchasing facilities in Rimavska Sobota, Banska Stiavnica and Ziar nad Hronom from private Nemocnice and Polikliniky company.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
SA1 2korovci get stiff punishments
THE SUPREME Court handed down tough sentences to four members of the Sykorovci gang.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
[Locked] Bank's old success
THE ORNATE building seen in this 1926 postcard belonged to Tatra Banka, one of Slovakia's most prominent banks.
Britain's pensioners aren't being served from policy changes that date since 1979
My new piece for The Guardian's Comment is Free. Well, at least we beat Mexico. The new OECD report on pensions reveals that for people on average earnings, Britain's state pension is the least generous of all the 34 OECD members bar one.
GLOBAL: 'Catching Fire' Scorches Past $500M, 'Thor: The Dark World' Hits $400M OverseasBoxOffice
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire crossed the half-billion dollar mark this weekend after raking in $92.5 million.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Paprika: Hungary's spicy obsession
Hungarian paprika's so sweet it can even be used in desserts. In fact, Hungarians spoon it into pretty much any dish you can think of.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The wide and varied tastes of Bratislava
Although there are some varieties of wine that can be called typical to Bratislava, the same cannot necessarily be said about the city's cuisine.
European Public Health Alliance
Intercultural mediator on Roma communities - the birth of a new profession?
Over the last 10 years, and in the course of several Roma integration programmes, a new function or rather a professional role has emerged: the Roma mediator - a professional involved in various fields .
The day after
MARIAN Kotleba is like an unwanted guest who entered the house through the window that someone left open.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Trip tips: Budapest, a triptych city with art galore
It's well known that Budapest is the marriage of two cities - Buda and Pest - but how many outsiders realise Hungary's historic and culture-filled capital is really a merger of three? For the better part of two millennia, there were three adjacent towns in the area, united by bureaucrats in 1873.
Ethnic-driven campaign is wrong way forward
ELECTION campaigns often unleash the basest political instincts. When observers assumed that in this year's elections to the eight self-governing regions that attempts to mobilise voters based on ethnicity would be avoided, they were wrong.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Vuc Vote: Five remaining regional leaders elected; extremist wins in Banska Bystrica
VOTERS in five remaining self-governing regions, known by Slovaks under the acronym VAsCs, have elected their leaders in the second round of regional elections held on November 23. There were few surprises compared to the first round since in the BanskA Bystrica the candidate who placed second, Marian Kotleba, who has a history of racist statements ... (more)
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Regional run-offs to conclude
SLOVAKS will take to the polling stations for the second time in a month on November 23, this time voting for regional governors in the Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra, BanskA Bystrica and KoA ice self-governing regions , where in the first round no candidate received a majority of votes.