Slovakia

22 December 2017
25 Years Since the Velvet Divorce Premium

New Year’s Eve will mark a special anniversary for Czechs and Slovaks.

 
30 November 2017
The Ghost of the Unresolved Past Premium

In the wrong doses, the stick-and-carrot approach to EU funds for Central Europe might stoke precisely the tendencies that Brussels aims to keep in check.

By Martin Ehl
 
9 November 2017
Slovak Optimism Reloaded

Unexpected wins – and losses – in Slovak regional elections reverse a Central European trend.

By Martin Ehl
 
7 November 2017
Poland Threatens to Ban Ukrainians with “Anti-Polish Views” Premium
Old wounds are reopened as Warsaw and Kyiv revive nagging grievances.
 
21 September 2017
Bulgaria, Slovakia Put Fighter Upgrades On Hold Premium

Sweden’s Gripen in the running to replace both countries’ Soviet-designed MiG-29s.

 
6 September 2017
Refugee Quotas Are Legal, Brussels Tells Budapest and Bratislava Premium
The EU has also refused to pay for a wall Hungary built at its Serbian border, reminding the country of its decision to ‘reject an offer of concrete solidarity’ during the 2015 migrant crisis.
 
31 August 2017
Tread Lightly, Mr. President Premium

Could Macron’s tactics on workers’ pay backfire and benefit the region’s populists?

By Martin Ehl
 
20 July 2017
Slovakia Bites Back at Double-Standard Foods Premium
European Commission indicates a change of tack on an issue that has Central and Eastern European countries seeing red.
 
4 July 2017
Slovak Far-Right Party Doesn’t Know its Geography Premium

Facebook users mocked a People's Party Our Slovakia photo located on the wrong Tatra peak. 

 
30 June 2017
Slovak Europeans Premium

A strongly pro-European nation, Slovakia is asking for treatment on par with its Western neighbors, and willing to pay its dues. 

By Martin Ehl
 

TOL PROMOTION

--  Announcement: Debunking Disinformation: A Training Program for Czech Journalism Students - Become An Expert Fact Checker and Hoax Buster!

 

Date: March 12, 2018 – July 1, 2018

The course is for free and TOL will cover all travel expenses for attendees. Applicants should be from a master’s program (or in the final years of their studies), either in journalism or media studies, or other relevant fields such as political science, security studies, international relations or other. One of the main selection criteria will be a proven motivation to use the acquired skills in practice. While much of the instruction will be in Czech, fluent English is a requirement.

 

Apply or check our website for more info. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

Support is provided by the U.S. Embassy in Prague.


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Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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