Slovakia

30 January 2019
Central Europe Picks up the Pace of Arms Race Premium

Billion-dollar purchases are escalating, and not all of the added value is military-related.

By Martin Ehl
 
31 December 2018
Best of TOL for 2018 Premium
Our favorite stories of the year.
 
19 December 2018
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Communist Sex Premium

Katerina Liskova is not afraid to ask probing questions about the often surprising official attitudes toward sex in Czechoslovakia.

By Vanda Thorne
 
14 December 2018
A Potential President? Possibly. Premium

Does the latest political move by Slovakia’s foreign minister place him more firmly in the frame for a presidential bid? Why is Miroslav Lajcak hesitating?

By Martin Ehl
 
11 December 2018
Czech PM Vows to Erase His Name from Communist Agent List Premium

Andrej Babis is also defending his actions last year when his son mysteriously turned up in Russian-controlled Crimea.

 
9 November 2018
The Richest of the Semi-Rich: The Slovak Middle Class Premium

Though Slovaks’ living standards are improving, their financial planning lags behind, with most opting for property ownership but not for any additional investments.

 
7 November 2018
A Centenary to Celebrate ... Or Not? Premium

One hundred years since the end of World War I is an ambiguous anniversary for many in Central Europe, where statehood and identity have long been subject to integration or empire.

By Martin Ehl
 
2 October 2018
More Details Emerge About Alleged Killers of Slovak Journalist Premium
The price tag was apparently 70,000 euros, but who ordered the hit and why remains unclear.
 
27 September 2018
Slovak Police Swoop on Kuciak Slaying Suspects Premium
The journalist’s professional-style murder rocked the country and almost took down the populist government.
 
21 September 2018
Slovak Priest Sparks Debate With Controversial Views on Marriage Premium

Calling celibacy a ‘festering wound,’ Catholic priest argues that it should be voluntary.

 

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