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Ward of internal medicine, Žilina Hospital

Žilina doctors struck deal with hospital, withdrew notices

DOCTORS from Žilina hospital’s ward of internal medicine who handed in their resignations on February 27 concluded a deal with the hospital's management on April 17.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Apr 2015, at 13:24

Roma village alleges police brutality

“IF WE only slightly expected any problems, a camera would be there for sure,” the Košice regional police head Juraj Leško told a press conference in reaction to Roma from the eastern Slovak village of Vrbnica who…

Michaela Terenzani, 20. Apr 2015, at 5:30
Prime Minister Robert Fico

Fico speech lauds successes, launches 2016 campaign

IN AN April 13 speech, Prime Minister Robert Fico evaluated the achievements of his government during three years in office in a display analysts consider as the launch of campaigning for next year’s general…

Radka Minarechová, 20. Apr 2015, at 5:30
Correctly selected activities may help children develop their abilities.

Activities should be chosen carefully

DESPITE the positive impacts of after-school programmes on children’s development, parents should not go overboard and force children to participate in every possible activity, experts tell The Slovak Spectator.

Radka Minarechová, 20. Apr 2015, at 5:30

Quote of the week

“You are alone in the parliament, nobody wants to have anything to do with you.”

Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Apr 2015, at 6:00

European police coordinate speed checks on roadways

AS MANY as 22 European countries, including Slovakia, measured car speeds in locations recommended by citizens on April 16 as a part of preventive event called the Speed Enforcement Marathon, the Sme daily reports. …

Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Apr 2015, at 23:00

Roma leader gets prison time for vote buying scam

ONE LEADER of the Roma community in Veľký Meder, a town in the Trnava region, Štefan Faton will spend eight months in prison due to buying of votes in 2014 European Parliament election. His daughter-in-law Slávka…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Apr 2015, at 22:55
Correctly selected activities may help children develop their abilities.

Glossary: Activities should be chosen carefully

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Apr 2015, at 5:30
Spending time together is important for families.

Exercise: Activities should be chosen carefully

This exercise is linked to the articles:  Activities should be chosen carefully and Family time still remains the key to successful childhood development

Erik Rédli, 16. Apr 2015, at 5:30
Dobroslav Trnka

Disciplinary committee again strips Trnka of prosecutor position

THE FIFTH disciplinary committee of the General Prosecutor’s Office at its April 15 session stripped former general prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka of his job.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Apr 2015, at 23:32
Ján Figeľ wants KDH to capture 20 seats in parliament.

Smer initiates recalling KDH’s Figeľ over Váhostav scandal

THE RULING Smer party moved to recall the chairman of Christian-Democratic Movement, Ján Figeľ, as parliamentary deputy speaker April 15.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Apr 2015, at 23:23

More Slovak music on radios proposed

THE SHARE of Slovak music broadcasted on private radio stations in Slovakia should be at least 20 percent a month as of next year, and at least 25 percent a month as of 2017. In the public-service broadcast it…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Apr 2015, at 13:12

Poll: Smer would need coalition to form government

IF a general election had been held in late March-early April, the governing Smer party would win with 37.4 percent of the vote, according to the latest opinion poll carried out by Focus polling agency.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Apr 2015, at 22:55

Gambling, slot machines can spur addiction

THERE were three pubs with slot machines in Madunice village in western Slovakia.  Whole Roma families regularly gathered in front of them waiting for head of the family to bring some money and many lost all of…

Roman Cuprik, 14. Apr 2015, at 16:46
Václav Krajník

Corrupt rector suspended

THE FORMER rector of the Police Corps Academy in Bratislava, Václav Krajník, accused of accepting bribes, officially concluded a plea bargain with the prosecutor of the Special Prosecutor’s Office and left with a…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Apr 2015, at 6:36
Prime Minister Robert Fico

PM Fico evaluated three years in power

PRIME Minister Robert Fico surprisingly delivered on April 13 an almost one-hour long evaluation of achievements his government reached during the first three years at the helm. He listed as the biggest successes of…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Apr 2015, at 6:23
(From left to right) Independent MP Alojz Hlina, Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) chief Igor Matovič and NOVA leader Daniekl Lipšic during anti-corruption protest in November 2014.

Opposition parties discuss coalition at SaS congress

REPRESENTATIVES of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), NOVA and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO)parties, who have for some been time been tipped to forge a coalition for the parliamentary election in…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Apr 2015, at 6:59
Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Communist supporters boo Kiska at WWII event

MOST of people, who attended commemoration of 6,845 men and women buried at the Slavín War Memorial on April 4, the day when Bratislava was liberated, came with civic association Chart 2015, which is close to…

Roman Cuprik, 9. Apr 2015, at 16:18

Study highlights Slovakia's aging population

THOUGH Slovakia is now among the three youngest countries of the European Union, it is on pace to become one of the oldest nations by 2060.

Radka Minarechová, 9. Apr 2015, at 14:39
Ján Mikulič, Július Orbán and Peter Golej at a press conference (R to L).

Bratislava transport unions warn of strike

THE PROPOSED budget for the city of Bratislava, if approved, could result in a reduction in the salaries of employees of Bratislava Public Transport Company (DPB), redundancies and threats to the regular maintenance…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Apr 2015, at 14:37

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