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Health Committee deals with CT Scanner and its own vice-chair

The Parliamentary Health Committee dealt with the overpriced purchase of a CT scanner for Piešťany Hospital, a scandal with which the committee’s vice-chair, opposition MP Alan Suchánek (OĽaNO-NOVA) was involved. Compiled by Spectator staff , 26. May 2016, at 13:40

Doctor Alan Suchánek reported the tender in Piešťany hospital.

Investigator may have decided prematurely in Mazurek case

Police President Tibor Gašpar addressed General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár to review on the procedure of the investigator in the case of Milan Mazurek. Compiled by Spectator staff , 26. May 2016, at 13:28

Kotleba-ĽSNS MP Milan Mazurek

Poll: Academy of Sciences is most trusted institution

The Slovak academy of Sciences (SAV) is the most trusted institution, a poll by the Focus agency showed. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 23:45

SAV has received a medal from President Andrej Kiska.

PM Fico: Islam has no place in Slovakia

Prime Minister Robert Fico has returned to work – and also to pre-election rhetoric, forgetting in the process the country’s past and also its current interests, NGOs opine. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 23:38

PM Fico on May 25.

Gas leak complicates transport in BratislavaPhoto

The transport company has notified the public about changes to the transport schedule. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 12:44

Interior Ministry will rent 50 luxury cars

The rental pertains to Slovakia’s presidency over the EU Council. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 12:40

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Recognising culture via foodPhoto

A Restaurant Day event in Kunsthalle was aimed at shifting attitudes towards refugees. Radka Minarechová , 25. May 2016, at 6:30

New rules on children's rights to be adopted

The recent proposal is based on three principles resulting from the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 6:07

Illustrative stock photo

MPs acknowledged priorities for presidency

Energy union, digital single market and asylum policy are among the presidency priorities, which the government will approve only after the British referendum. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 6:02

Illustrative stock photo

Halting the prosecution of former ministers proposed

The investigation file will now be further reviewed by the prosecutor’s office. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. May 2016, at 13:35

László Miklós

Three candidates for KDH chair so far

Selection to be made in the coming weeks. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. May 2016, at 5:51

Ján Figeľ, former chairman of KDH

Ružinov office employee detained over corruption suspicion

The police refused to provide any further details due to an ongoing investigation. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. May 2016, at 5:46

Ružinov

Eight people were charged in a case of brutal gang murders

After many years, eight men were charged with the murder of infamous strongman of Dunajská Streda underworld, Ľudovít Sátor, who went missing years after the mass shooting in a local Fontána bar in 1999 that left… Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. May 2016, at 14:44

Dead bodies found in the riverbed of Small Danube / Malý Dunaj.

SaS: Mihál not to run against Sulík for SaS leader

After considering running for SaS party leader, party vice-chair Jozef Mihál came to an agreement with Sulík and decided against it. Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. May 2016, at 14:37

Jozef Mihál

General Prosecutor deals with Harabin’s attack claim

Former justice minister and top judicial official Štefan Harabin filed a criminal motion with the General Prosecutor’s Office, seriously claiming someone was threatening his life and attempting to assassinate him. Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. May 2016, at 2:30

Dobroslav Trnka

New ideas best way to promote a countryVideo

Slovakia’s new brand seeks to appeal to foreign, domestic audience. Radka Minarechová , 20. May 2016, at 6:30

Simona Bubánová

Quote of the week

“In politics there is a principle that when they slander and do bad things to you, you feel well, and when they feel sorry for you, it is bad. I am looking forward to them doing bad things and slandering me as I… Compiled by Spectator staff , 20. May 2016, at 6:30

PM Robert Fico

Officer who removed child from a classroom loses his job

He was an expert in debt collection. Compiled by Spectator staff , 19. May 2016, at 23:33

Harabin calls for removal of the interior minister

Ex-Supreme Court president complains about not receiving police protection following the incident before the start of a disciplinary proceeding held earlier in May. Compiled by Spectator staff , 19. May 2016, at 13:51

Štefan Harabin

Old Bridge opens to pedestrians and cyclistsPhoto

But Bratislavans will need to wait for trams. Compiled by Spectator staff , 19. May 2016, at 12:59

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