'Window of hope': Europe begins to launch COVID-19 vaccinations

World Dec 27, 2020

'Window of hope': Europe begins to launch COVID-19 vaccinations

Hungary and Slovakia stole a march on their fellow EU nations as they began vaccinating people against COVID-19 on Saturday, a day ahead of rollouts in several other countries, including France and Spain as the pandemic surges across the continent. In Germany, a small number ...

Japan educator helps bring cherry blossoms to Slovakia

National Jan 5, 2020

Japan educator helps bring cherry blossoms to Slovakia

An 80-year-old Japanese English-language educator has collected donations for a project that aims to send hundreds of cherry blossom trees to Slovakia, as Japan and the central European country mark 100 years of diplomatic ties this year. Masumi Ormandy is the vice principal and a ...

First hotel with sleeping capsules opens in Slovenian capital

Business Apr 10, 2019

First hotel with sleeping capsules opens in Slovenian capital

Tourists who visit Ljubljana can now stay in the Slovenian capital's first sleeping capsules after the city's Central Hotel put up 10 capsules in a former telephone switchboard room. "This is a new story in Slovenia," said Matej Rigelnik, chief executive officer of the hotel. Slovenia, ...

World Dec 4, 2015

Central Europeans set up group to keep Schengen Zone alive

The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland rejected on Thursday the idea of limiting the European Union's visa-free area to a smaller number of countries and will invite other EU members to help them fight for its survival. Prime ministers of the Visegrad 4 group ...