Slovakia: more young people = more unemployment?
Like most of the developed world, Slovakia also faces the problem of an aging population. With ever more elderly people and fewer children, the state pension system requires the raising of the age of retirement age which, in turn, means that fewer jobs are around for young people. Yet Slovakia […]
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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 […]
Water Governance in Slovakia
First and foremost, what solving water governance issues requires is a proper feeling for scale. As the example of Slovakia, a country particularly rich in water resources, shows, solutions that are too grand or too local can be equally costly and result in failure. Small country, big differences Záhorie (“the […]
A Decade On from 9/11: A Slovakian Perspective
I remember that day when I came home earlier and saw the burning twin towers on TV. My thoughts at the moment were – someone crazy had his ‘dream’ come true but he’s taking many innocent people with him. I waited for the news updates hoping they would bring a […]