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“Police investigation is not a Formula One race.” Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Dec 2016, at 6:30

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

District court acquits ex-minister accused of subsidy fraud

Authorities accused László Szigeti of the fraud in the autumn of 2013. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Dec 2016, at 22:45

Former education minister László Szigeti.

Gang leader from eastern Slovakia detained

With two ineffective life sentences, a gang leader was held due to the high possibility of him fleeing. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Dec 2016, at 14:00

Róbert Okoličány in court, illustrative stock photo

Not all anti-terrorist measures carried out in 2016, due to finances

Slovakia drafted a set of anti-terrorist measures for the years 2016 and 2017, in the aftermath of last year’s terrorist attacks around Europe. However, some of the anti-terrorist measures have not been carried out… Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Dec 2016, at 13:56

Memebrs of the Atlas anti-terrorist unit train in Lešť, Slovakia - illustrative stock photo

Poll: Current coalition would lose majority in parliament

If the general election took place between November 23 and 29, 2016, the current ruling coalition (Smer, SNS and Most-Híd parties) would not win a majority in parliament. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Dec 2016, at 13:51

Casting a vote

Regional courts in Slovakia searched in vain following bomb alert

Phone calls announcing a bomb at a specific institution have become frequent in Slovakia, despite fines and sentences. However, no court was specified in the call on November 30; and thus, all eight regional courts… Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Nov 2016, at 23:39

Košice courts were searched for bomb on November 30, with nothing found.

Cabinet condemns rather than scraps Mečiar’s amnesties

The so-called Mečiar’s amnesties, preventing the prosecution of any crime connected with the abduction of the son of then president Michal Kováč, should have already been scrapped. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Nov 2016, at 23:34

PM Fico (L) and Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák agreed on Mečiar amnesties.

Surveillance bodies and MPs to look into Hlávková's allegations

“Young people must have the decency and the self-confidence to stand up when they see that the state is failing,” President Kiska said about the whistleblower. Michaela Terenzani ,30. Nov 2016, at 16:17

Whistleblower Zuzana Hlávková and her former colleague Pavol Szalai who supported her claims.

Union demands hospitals to return money

The health insurer claims there are not enough funds for the health sector, but hospitals oppose the request. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Nov 2016, at 14:38

Illustrative stock photo

Distrainors will be selected randomly

Parliament adopted new rules for distrainment proceedings and personal bankruptcies to make the system more effective. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Nov 2016, at 14:33

Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská

Non-banking company’s ex-manager leaves hospital post

He proposed his own resignation, following media reports. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 23:25

The University Hospital of Louis Pasteur in Košice

Supreme Court overturns verdict against Salmanovs

The father and son however remain in prison on other charges. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 23:13

Sergey and Alexander Salmanov and their lawyers in April 2015

Bratislava main station will get new face

But citizens and visitors of Bratislava will have to wait for a complete rebuilding of the station for some time more. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 22:46

The Main Station has been waiting for refurbishment since 2001.

Activist complaining about arsenic in water is sued

Arsenic in the water in Orava region is 32-times the maximum level. Roman Cuprik ,29. Nov 2016, at 14:34

Ján Šimún

The police detains Černák’s right hand

The charges pertain to the 1997 murder of a Polish businessman. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 13:40

Ján Kán

Paška brothers cleared of chargesVideo

The judge found serious flaws in the case. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 13:35

The violence ensued near a pizza restaurant in Košice.

Ex-SNS chair, Slota, accused of bribery

Ján Slota offered money to other party involved in an accident to not to call police, according to witnesses. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Nov 2016, at 23:12

Ján Slota

President Kiska replaces Klučka with Žilinčík in the Judicial Council

Klučka dissatisfied with the way candidates are elected as international courts judges. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Nov 2016, at 22:58

Ján Klučka

Delay in funding causing problems

A project that makes healthcare more accessible for people living in excluded communities is uncertain for 2017. Adriana Petková ,28. Nov 2016, at 17:29

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Communities that lead by example

From local markets to integrating foreigners, local communities can take the initiative to improve society in a variety of ways. Adriana Petková ,28. Nov 2016, at 17:28

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