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Unauthorised patrols ousted from trains

The new legislation is aimed against the far-right extremists, who want to extend their activities. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Oct 2016, at 23:29

Opening hours in the Old Town will not change, for now

The councillors are set to discuss the potential limits later this year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Oct 2016, at 23:05

Bratislava by night.

New direction for the opposition?

Since the collapse of the Radičová government in 2012, divisions among the centre-right continue to deepen. Observers look to newly-introduced parties for the potential to bring about change. Nina Francelová ,25. Oct 2016, at 16:34

Richard Rybníček

Parliament adopts anti-shell law

MPs approved also several changes proposed by the opposition. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Oct 2016, at 13:56

Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská

Investigation concerning Bonaparte complex launched

Tax evasion in the case may have amounted to €3.6 million. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Oct 2016, at 13:50

Charges made in bulletin-board tender

Two former ministers also face accusations in one of the biggest scandals of the first Fico government. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Oct 2016, at 13:35

Marián Janušek

Fico: Mečiar amnesties not to be scrapped but officially condemned

It is legally impossible to accept the scrapping of the controversial amnesties issued by ex-prime minister Vladimír Mečiar but Smer is ready to back their moral condemnation through a parliamentary declaration,… Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Oct 2016, at 14:04

PM Robert Fico

Vážny bought luxury car with state money

Head of state insurer and former minister bought a luxury car for his office using state funds and through a shady procurement with a single bidder. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Oct 2016, at 14:00

Ľubomír Vážny

Smer party congress presented programme, new shift in power

While PM called the programme "politics with a human face", another Smer MP called for resignations over scandals. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Oct 2016, at 13:53

Smer programme congress, October 22. PM and party chairman Robert Fico is in the centre.

Overpriced projects in four collecting yards investigated

OLAF looks at five projects in four villages Jaklovce, Krásnohorské Podhradie, Drienovec and Veľký Folkmar, that drew millions of euros for collecting yards. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 23:27

Collecting yard. Illustrative stock photo

Extremist leader changed flat for house after elections

The party of Marian Kotleba bought a family house; in the past it promised to refuse state support. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 22:38

Ombudswoman: Police facilities for detaining people are illegal

The police have created special rooms for detaining people that are not proper police cells, meaning that no legal rules apply to them, Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová says. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 15:41

Jana Dubovcová talks on illegal police detention rooms, October 19.

Poll: The rate of trust in Slovak justice increased 11 percent

While trusts rates have increased, optimism is too early as 60 percent of Slovaks still distrust the judiciary system. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 15:31

Zuzana Čaputová

Kočner is behind charges against Lipšic

The prosecution has confirmed that criminal charges have been filed against Lipšic and Grendel. They are based on a criminal complaint from tycoon Marián Kočner. Michaela Terenzani ,20. Oct 2016, at 14:23

Marián Kočner

Dissatisfied teachers end graded strike as of October 19

Slovak teachers ended the “graded strike” they launched in September, representatives of the Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) said. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 8:40

L-R: Head of ISU Branislav Kočan and vice-president of the Slovak Chamber of Teachers Vladimír Crmoman during the march on October 19, 2016.

Case of false plastic surgeon investigated

Authorities have already stopped the operation of the clinic because it had no licence but the surgeon did carry out plastic surgery there. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Oct 2016, at 22:58

Surgery, illustrative stock photo

More overpriced CTs pop up in northern Slovakia

Žilina regional government ordered CT devices for its two hospitals in 2011, disadvantageous conditions of the transaction alleged. Michaela Terenzani ,19. Oct 2016, at 17:14

Juraj Blanár

Denník N wins its third court dispute with Penta

The verdict in favour of the daily is still not valid as the complainant can appeal. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Oct 2016, at 13:43

Study in Chinese in Banská Bystrica

Bilingual programme in Slovak and Chinese should release the potential of the most widely spoken language. Erik Rédli ,19. Oct 2016, at 8:21

More than 80 schools offer bilingual programmes in Slovakia.

The date of Smer’s programme conference set

The original date was set for September. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Oct 2016, at 22:31

L-R: Co-author of the Smer programme document Ľuboš Blaha with Prime Minsiter Robert Fico.

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