There is nothing wrong with politicians knowing the minds of their countrymen – indeed, few know them better than Mr Fico. But constantly pandering to prejudice is not the mark of a leader.
Government moves to amend more than 15 measures
EC Vice President Šefčovič has worked hard and efficiently to get the support of the EU member states and bring the Energy Union project closer to reality.
THE VOLUME of loans provided to households grew by 13 percent on a year-on-year basis in the first three quarters of 2015.
THERE have been many festivals in Bratislava – not to mention Slovakia – this year, varying in focus on country, cinematography, special techniques and genres, or themes.
IN THE case of the November 2012 collapse of a highway bridge under construction that claimed four lives, the investigator has pressed charges against a German structural engineer.
THE PARLIAMENT will strengthen external supervision over the use of information-technical means (ITP), used for wiretapping, via a commission.
FOLLOWING Prime Minister Robert Fico’s statement that the government would monitor every Muslim in Slovakia, the police started searching for foreigners, particularly Arabs, Syrians and refugees.
THE POLICE investigator has refused the claim that by exporting the bust of Pope Paul V, designed by Italian Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the crime of fraud was committed.
A BRATISLAVA prosecutor has pressed charges of vandalism against a young man identified only as Martin M., aged 24, of Bratislava, who is suspected of terrorising Bratislava women by smearing feces on their faces.
CUSTOMS officers stopped a van with Austrian licence plates at the Austrian-Slovak border crossing (in the Bratislava borough of Jarovce) when they recorded a level of radioactivity which was exceeded the safety…
NEPHEWS of the former speaker of the Slovak parliament Pavol Paška (from Smer) were involved in a fight with several other Košice city citizens including the woman. Two of them have subsequently lost their jobs.
THE EUROPEAN Commission has initiated legal proceedings against Slovakia for violating the rules of the EU.
SLOVAK nurses dissatisfied with how the Health Ministry has dealt with complaints about pay and working conditions started to hand in their resignations on November 25.
THE CONSTRUCTION of the new main bus station at Bratislava’s Mlynské Nivy may be completed in the end of 2019.
Recent news about Starbucks coming to Bratislava has caused an increase in social media discussions in the past couple of days, with split views on whether this will be a positive or negative influence in the city.
Eastern European countries including Slovakia could be kicked out of the Schengen Zone, according to a proposal which was presented on November 19 at the EU interior ministers meeting, the Daily Mail reported on…
THE ENERGY Union Project is supported by all member countries of the European Union, said European Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the ninth annual Central European Energy Conference 2015 (CEEC) on…
THE COUNCIL of the European Union for Internal Affairs and Justice held a meeting in Brussels on November 20, the first since the November 13 attacks. There, the Netherlands refuted the news published earlier by…
AFTER ONE year’s break, the 24th Charity Christmas Bazaar will again be organised in Bratislava, on Sunday November 22 in Stará tržnica / Old Market-hall.
Historic Slovak hotels have garnered international recognition.
The biggest charity event of the expat community in Slovakia returned after a one-year break.
SLOVAK Filip Polc is among the top cyclists in the city downhill category, he was victorious in the Citydownhill World Tour last year and also in 2015.
THE SLOVAK parliament approved a new law on sport on November 26 which is aimed at bringing more money into the sector.
THE PUBLIC Procurement Office (ÚVO) will deal with the complaint submitted by a bidder excluded from the competition to construct the National Football Stadium.