One year after early parliamentary elections, seven months before regional ones and a year before those for the European Parliament, the Slovak political scene is bubbling with activity, namely political divorces. A fight for the leadership in the liberal Freedom and Solidarity Party led to a split in recent weeks and Christian Democrats are losing members to two new platforms launched by two of their former leading figures. For years, political analyst Grigorij Mesežnikov has followed the development of new political entities. Their rise was documented in a book called “Alternative Politics?”, which he co-authored with colleagues Oľga Gyárfášová and Zora Butorová from the Bratislava based Institute for Public Affairs. The book compares the situation with new parties in Slovakia with that in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.
30.4.2013 12:07 pridal:
The Polish - Slovak relations are great, however there is always a „but“ at the end of that sentence. Katarina Richterova travelled across northern Slovakia and southern Poland, with fellow Slovak and Polish journalists, to find out more about this neighbourly love of ours.
26.4.2013 16:50 pridal:
At the end of last year there were 67, 877 migrants legally living in Slovakia. How is their life here? This is a question that many experts have tried to answer, and they were not really successful in doing so. Anca Dragu reports.
26.3.2013 12:39 pridal:
Making fun of politicians was a big thing two decades ago as comedians and entertainers were free at last to make jokes of our top representatives and their flaws. Now, more than 22 years of free speech in the country, political satire is rather a scarcity. Are politicians no longer funny? - Katarina Richterova asks.
12.3.2013 09:04 pridal:
A group of 4 young Slovaks came up with a unique invention that could make lives of the blind and visually impaired so much easier. Katarina Richterova went to find out more about this “super belt” and what it is capable of.
01.3.2013 13:07 pridal:
Christopher George introduces Vagus, a streetwork NGO that works with the capital city’s homeless. Learn about the association and their next big plan, with Chairman Sergej Kára. Have a heart on Valentine’s day, and maybe think of a way you can support them.
14.2.2013 13:42 pridal:
It is the home of the Slovak Radio. A building loved but also hated by many. A unique building full of paradoxes and amysterious “feel”. Join Katarina Richterova on a tour of the Upside – down pyramid.
13.2.2013 17:58 pridal:
Imagine a company that makes a profit. And now imagine a company that helps certain groups of people or supports a good cause. Yes, there are plenty of companies in the profit as well as in the non-profit sector. However, what if we combine these together? Katarina Richterova reports about the rising phenomenon of Social Impact businesses in Slovakia.
04.2.2013 14:47 pridal:
Last year in March Slovakia held its first ever early Parliamentary elections and Slovaks experienced quite an election campaign dominated by corruption scandals, sex, jokes and pop rock. Katarina Richterova has more.
04.2.2013 14:45 pridal:
Wine makers will tell you that grapes are the only fruit that naturally contain everything you need to make wine, provided the conditions are present to start the process. So, how could anyone improve on that? One Slovak manufacturer says they’re doing just that. Join me as I get a look behind the scenes at one of Slovakia’s newest and most-high tech wineries.
14.1.2013 12:43 pridal:
sobota 25. mája 2013 ■ Meniny má Urban, zajtra Dušan