In Slovakia we can wait
Mountainous Slovakia is rich in natural resources and its mining tradition dates back to ancient times. We had our Gold Fever five centuries before the Americans. But with the discovery of new overseas deposits, mining activity in Slovakia has slowed down since 19th century. Recently, in this era of rising […]
Is there such thing as a dove nation?
Slovaks like to call themselves a dove nation – simply because some people tend to think that doves (and dolphins too) are peaceful beings. It doesn’t mean that we refuse to fight, just that we usually do not attack first, at least not alone. With our partners, however, we do […]
Slovakia: Is democracy a guarantee of perpetual progress?
I can still remember when the former socialist system collapsed how we used to guess how quickly we would reach the development level of neighboring Austria. What we neglected to think about was the fact that the market economy and democracy are just tools that can be used in different ways. In our […]
The Ambivalent Role of the Private Sector in Slovak Higher Education
In a country with an old university tradition, the quality of higher education offered by publicuniversities has been gradually eroding. Private universities do not offer high quality education either.Despite under financing there is resistance to general tuition fees. Private companies remain thepreferred employer among graduates.