Politics & society

DAC Dunajská Streda owner, Oszkar Világi

SMK party: Dunajská Streda fans beaten up, Kaliňák must act

MASKED people beat up fans of DAC Dunajská Streda club after a football premier league match between the home side and Spartak Trnava on July 26 evening, with a Dunajská Streda town councillor for the Hungarian…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jul 2015, at 6:46
Stanislav Boledovič

Teach for Slovakia chief talks education reform

STANISLAV Boledovič, the founder of the Teach for Slovakia project, believes that it helps socially disadvantages children succeed.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 29. Jul 2015, at 17:18
Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová

Police deny racially-motivated raids

OMBUDSWOMAN Jana Dubovcová points to an excessive number of searching actions in regions with numerous Roma communities demanding Police President Tibor Gašpar to check if they are racially motivated, but he denies…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jul 2015, at 16:08
Police President Tibor Gašpar

Harabin releases third convicted police officer

Another police officer convicted for corruption was released by the appellate senate chaired by Štefan Harabin with the argument that the police inspectorate that investigated his case is unlawful. The former…

Michaela Terenzani, 29. Jul 2015, at 14:59
Illustrative stock photo

Police detained men organising forced marriages

THE POLICE have arrested two men from eastern Slovakia who lured young women and then forced them to marry abroad. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jul 2015, at 13:11
The community centre in Bystrany

New community centre opens in Bystrany

A NEW community centre was opened in the town of Bystrany, Košice Region, on July 28, with Government Proxy for the Roma Communities Peter Pollák in attendance.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jul 2015, at 12:59

Helicopter crash claims one life

A PILOT died and another two soldiers were injured in the military helicopter crash on July 28. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jul 2015, at 6:31

Healthcare concerns Slovaks the most

SLOVAKS are the most concerned by problems in the health-care sector, a poll carried out by the Polis agency on 1,463 respondents between July 12 and 18 for the SITA newswire suggests.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jul 2015, at 13:40

Health workers want guaranteed salaries across-the-board

SIX professional and labour health-care organisations insist on having legislation dealing with health worker remuneration, sponsored by the Health Ministry, apply to all health workers and not just state hospital…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jul 2015, at 7:58
PM Fico announced a package of social measures

Smer would clearly win elections, Polis poll shows

THE RULING Smer party remains the clear favourite for the 2016 parliamentary election during this summer, as the election campaign slowly takes off. Newcomers, nationalists, Hungarians would be in the parliament too…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jul 2015, at 7:46
President Andrej Kiska

President Kiska signed a bill on copyright into law

THE NEW law on copyright aimed at helping to spread culture, education and science was signed by President Andrej Kiska on July 24.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jul 2015, at 13:46
The tree struck by lightning.

Woman killed by lightning during pilgrimage

A WOMAN was killed and several other people suffered injuries after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in the village of Kluknava in eastern Slovakia on July 25.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jul 2015, at 13:21
Slovaks are seeking ways to cool off.

Record heat wave tests infrastructure, patience

THE AVERAGE temperature in Slovakia is gradually increasing and this summer has been accompanied by droughts, with June recorded as the driest month in 115 years.

Radka Minarechová, 24. Jul 2015, at 6:30
Prime Minister Robert Fico

Quote of the week

“… we will wash them, feed them, and prepare them…”

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jul 2015, at 6:30
Education Minister Juraj Draxler

Education Minister: Keep paramilitary groups out of schools

EDUCATION Minister Juraj Draxler has asked school principals to be more careful about the activities that they allow on school premises in response to military-related activities run by paramilitary organisation,…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2015, at 23:33

TV Markíza backing controversial reporting about child’s death

A REPORTER of private broadcaster TV Markíza drew public condemnation after she approached the stunned mother of 2-year-old Kristína, who died in a parked car in scorching heat in Nitra on July 22 right after she…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2015, at 23:28
President Andrej Kiska

Kiska: Time to end Harabin style judiciary

THE TIME has come for responsible people to show real determination to put a definite end to the era marked by former Supreme Court and Judicial Council chair Štefan Harabin in the Slovak judiciary, President Andrej…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2015, at 23:27
Hedviga Žáková-Malinová

Dates for Hedviga Žáková court case set

A REGIONAL Court in Nitra has set a date for the court proceedings involving Hedviga Žáková (nee Malinová) and her perjury charge for September 28 at 8:30.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2015, at 14:22
Police President Tibor Gašpar

Police are testing six wearable cameras

POLICE officers are testing six types of wearable camera to ascertain the parameters they might commonly use in the future.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2015, at 14:17
Parents should be careful with children on hot days

Two-year old found dead in parked car in Nitra

A TWO-YEAR old child was found dead July 22 in a black Volkswagen that was parked on Janko Kráľ Street in Nitra, probably for several hours, when daytime highs in the town reached at least 36 degrees Celsius.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2015, at 6:37

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