Politics & society

Priests will call on believers to vote in referendum

SLOVAK bishops are mobilising believers to take part in the referendum on the definition of family set for February 7, news website Aktuality.sk reported January 29.

30. Jan 2015, at 14:00
Low turnout expected.
UPDATEd: 30.Jan 2015, at 14:10

Referendum might be unvalid, poll suggests

LESS than 40 percent of eligible voters will take part in the February 7 referendum on three issues of marriage, adoption, and sex education, according to a Focus polling agency survey ordered by the Sme daily.

29. Jan 2015, at 19:14

Poll: Referendum will fail

LESS than 40 percent of eligible voters will take part in the February 7 referendum on three issues of marriage, adoption, and sex education, according to a Focus polling agency survey ordered by the Sme daily.

29. Jan 2015, at 19:00
HIV positive patients  need special dental care.

Dentists still want to special centres for HIV positive patients

Dentists proposed creation of three specialised centres for treatment of patients infected with HIV. The Heath Ministry wants to study the idea. 

Roman Cuprik, 29. Jan 2015, at 17:03
Casting a vote

Referendum campaign sees controversy

Plebiscite supporters face criticism, while LGBTI advocates reject pre-referendum discussions

Radka Minarechová, 29. Jan 2015, at 14:39
Low turnout expected.

Poll: Only 36 percent Slovaks plan to participate in referendum

Just 36 percent of Slovaks plan to take part in the upcoming referendum on protection of the family, according to a poll by the  Trenčín-based Alexander Dubček University. This would render it unvalid as referendum…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jan 2015, at 14:00
Petitions will not necessarily have to be signed physically, but rather online.

Parliament passes amendment to petition law

The right to petition will change as of September 2015, following an amendment to legislation passed in parliament on January 28.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jan 2015, at 14:00
Lawyer Marián Giba gives a thought on referendum.

Legal expert breaks down referendum issues

In an interview for the Sme daily, constitutional law expert Marián Giba, a lecturer at the Law School of the Comenius University in Bratislava, offered his professional insight concerning the upcoming nationwide…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 29. Jan 2015, at 13:15

The transcript of refused homily published

THE AKTUALITY.sk website published a transcript of the controversial sermon of Greek Catholic priest Rastislav Baka which the regional Radio Regina refused to broadcast as it, in its opinion, violated the rules for…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jan 2015, at 14:00

Opposition calls for dismissal of Pavlis

Opposition MPs Igor Matovič (Ordinary People and Independent Personalities-OĽaNO), Daniel Lipšic (independent, extra-parliamentary NOVA party) and MEP Richard Sulik (Freedom and Solidarity-SaS) call on Prime…

28. Jan 2015, at 10:00

Smer unlikely to clear reestablishment of SaS caucus

The ruling Smer party will not allow, with all probability, the liberals of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party to re-establish their parliamentary caucus, despite the fact that they now have the required eight…

28. Jan 2015, at 10:00

More than €30 million on legal services

THE STATE paid to its advocates more than €30 million during the past three and half years. Of the ministries, the most was paid by the Finance Ministry (nearly €17 million). Slovakia paid the most for its…

27. Jan 2015, at 14:00

The Judicial Council stops Harabin’s magazine

THE OFFICE of the Judicial Council halted the expensive order for delivering the Dimenzie (Dimensions) magazine which promoted its former chair and ex-president of the Supreme Court Štefan Harabin. The decision came…

27. Jan 2015, at 14:00

Slovakia still struggles with deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases

THE HEALTH-care system in Slovakia is still average, but it is gradually improving. Compared to other European countries, Slovakia puts emphasis on electronic services in the sector. On the other hand, it still…

27. Jan 2015, at 14:00

Government wants to support kindergartens

THE SLOVAK government in the pre-election year gradually presents a set of measures within the so-called “social package”; with the second measure being support for kindergartens and nursery schools amounting to…

27. Jan 2015, at 10:00

Ján Mazák elected as third candidate for judge in Strasbourg

CONSTITUTIONAL lawyer Ján Mazák has become the third candidate for judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, his candidacy was approved by the Judicial Council on January 26, the TASR…

27. Jan 2015, at 10:00

LGBTI representatives will not converse with referendum organisers

REPRESENTATIVES of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community have decided not to participate in political shows focusing on the referendum on family broadcast by RTVS and TA3 on Sunday,…

27. Jan 2015, at 10:00

European Parliament awarded the founder of the Slovak League against Cancer Siracká

On January 23, founder and head of the League against Cancer, Eva Siracká received the European Citizen 2015 prize granted by the European Parliament.

26. Jan 2015, at 14:00

Former VSS head Mikulec succeeded at court

The Slovak court turned down a complaint over slander against former head of the Military Intelligence Service (VSS) Roman Mikulec.

26. Jan 2015, at 14:00

Constitutional Court refused President Kiska’s proposal

Slovak President Andrej Kiska has repeatedly contested at the Constitutional Court (CC) the alleged bias of its justice Jana Baricová – whom he personally picked for the position – in connection with her role to…

26. Jan 2015, at 14:00

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