05/15/2018 - 00:00
Multi-speed Europe refers to the concept that different member states of the European Union integrate at different levels and pace. The older members that are in the eurozone and the Schengen area represent the "core" while newcomers are on the "periphery". Would it be to Slovakia's benefit to seek a close cooperation with the EU core?
The EU's core as the only way forward for Slovakia
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04/25/2018 - 00:00
The euro was introduced in the Slovak Republic on the 1st of January 2009. The transition to the new currency was successful back then but how do Slovak citizens judge the performance of the common currency almost a decade later?
The adoption of the euro, a good decision for the Slovak Republic
The euro will push Slovakia into a financial crisis

04/05/2018 - 00:00
The political upheaval following Jan Kuciak's and his fiancee's murder redrew the map of Slovak politics. Robert Fico stepped down as well as Prime Minister, along with other politicians implicated in the scandal, but his party remains in power. With new Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini manage to turn things around?
The end of an era is hopefully here
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03/19/2018 - 00:00
The murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová sent shock waves through political circles in Slovakia. Citizens took to the streets and many public figures stepped down as a sign of their protest or as a consequence of accusations of corruption. Where will this leave Slovakia after the upheaval?
And that they say is democracy, Slovakia sighed
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02/18/2018 - 13:18
Modern democracies often tread on a delicate line when it comes to the relation between freedom of speech and religious beliefs. In theory, democracies ensure both the freedom of speech and religious freedom of their citizens. But where does one person's right end to freely criticize a religious belief ? And where does another person's right begin for their beliefs to be respected?
Religion should not be our society’s sacred cow
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12/25/2017 - 18:00
Most Central European countries share a complicated communist past with the Russian Federation and their current foreign policy varies a great deal toward their powerful neighbor, from one country to the next.
When Andrej Danko, the Speaker of the Slovak Parliament and Chairman of the Slovak National Party visited Russia at the end of 2017, he chose to hold a friendly, Russophile speech, stirring up much controversy.
Did this visit underline a new direction for Slovak foreign policy toward Russia? And how were his actions viewed back home?
Strange event for foreigners, nothing new for locals
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10/18/2014 - 15:00
Slovak citizens may have to cast their votes in another referendum initiated by the Alliance for Family. The referendum has been suspended and it was passed on the Constitutional court by the President. If the Court approves it, will the majority of Slovaks incline to vote in favour of the arguments of the Alliance or will they grant opportunities to LGBTI communities?
A mere attempt to stick to the functioning model
Risking the ostracism of a community

07/30/2013 - 22:19
Slovakia is getting ready for the presidential elections of 2014. Who will follow current President Gasparovic in the presidential seat? Will the elections turn out to be the occassion for the right-wing to reaffirm its position? Or on the contrary, will they only proove that the left-wing has gathered all power?
The secret left-wing candidate
The fragmented right-wing

07/02/2013 - 16:13
Given the state of public healthcare in Slovakia, it sometimes seems like we are back in the Soviet era. The buildings are old, the equipment is dated and apparently no renovations are planned. More than twenty years after its independence, how can Slovakia account for such degradation of its public healthcare?
Renewal from the inside is inevitable
Slovak public healthcare mismanaged by the State

06/12/2013 - 17:05
Early january the Slovak President, Ivan Gašparovič has once and for all refused to appoint Jozef Čentéš as Attorney General, even though he had been legally elected by the Parliament. This refusal has led to an attempt of impeaching the President. Was that a disproportionate measure?
A justified presidential refusal
A step back for the young democracy