THE RULING Smer may not continue in its one-party government after the March 5 general election, recent polls indicate.
THE EXTRAORIDNARY session of Slovak parliament on hot issues of education and the health-care sector could not be opened on the morning of February 11, as not enough MPs were present.
IF the general election had taken place at the break of January and February, the ruling Smer party would have won with 34.1 percent of votes, garnering 62 seats in parliament.
About 1,000 people were at a meeting on February 10, at 17:00 in SNP Square, aimed at showing their support for the striking teachers and to express dissatisfaction with the current state of the education system.
LEADER of the opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO-NOVA) party Igor Matovič has called on Prime Minister Robert Fico to undergo a polygraph test with him.
DECIDING who to vote for in the March 5 will be tougher than usual for the right-leaning electorate in Bratislava, according to a survey by the Political Science Department of Comenius University made for the Sme…
WHILE some mayors struggle to improve life in segregated Roma settlements, the non-profit organization ETP Slovakia has helped hundreds of marginalized people construct their own houses. The Slovak Spectator spoke…
TEN of 12 political parties publicly pledged to strengthen the right of the public to information by adopting the proposals of three non-governmental organisations.
OMBUDSWOMAN Jana Dubovcová turned to the government, saying that some ministries selectively inform the media.
THOUGH more than 500 nurses left hospitals in late January, it was not enough to persuade the government to accept their conditions.
FORMER head of the Military Intelligence Service (VSS) Roman Mikulec may soon face the court.
THE INITIATIVE of Slovak Teachers (ISU) will interrupt the strike as of February 15. The strike started on January 25.
THE REGIONAL prosecutor’s office in Bratislava dismissed a criminal complaint against Prime Minister Robert Fico for his statements regarding the Muslim community.
PM Robert Fico spins campaign against one of the centre right leaders Igor Matovič.
A month away from the general election, activists have launched a campaign called ‘Hráme o Veľa’ .
WITH the general election just around the corner, health care remains a major concern among Slovaks in public opinion polls.
DESPITE the criticism from several sides and growing complaints of the public, the government has declined to admit there are serious problems in the health-care sector.
THE NATIONAL Criminal Agency (NAKA) has, of its own initiative, responded to suspicions emerging in the media by analysing all contracts concluded by the state-owned health insurer VšZP, including those with Klinika…
NURSES and midwives who filed resignations recently agreed with the proposal made by Prime Minister Robert Fico whereby they were urged to go back to their jobs.
THE NEW proposal for Legislative Rules of the Slovak Republic, filed by the Government Office, is being consulted and elaborated on in the inter-department proceeding.