The testimony of the former secret service agent could be of importance in a court process against the ex-spy boss.
Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.
Political analysts offer their expectations for the starting year and sum up 2017.
Some glad tidings in 2017: the Mečiar amnesties were scrapped, and extremists lost badly in regional polls.
Digital transformation offers the chance to be a leader, says Peter Pellegrini, deputy prime minister for investment and informatisation, in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.
Slovaks and Czechs still enjoy a special bond.
It was our duty as democrats to strive for a referendum that would legitimise the decision to divide the federation, says former prime minister.
None of the legislative changes introduced in 2017 are as far-reaching, in practice and in expectations, but the government has nevertheless passed a number of changes that are set to significantly influence…
More than two thirds of Czechs and Slovaks still believe there should have been a referendum on the division of their common state in 1992.
But the countries of Central Europe need to look for reasons at home, and double their efforts, analyst says.
Locating an EU agency in the east would have been a positive signal to the eastern member states.
But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.
What does the defeat in regional elections mean for the future of Slovakia’s strongest party?
There are still reasons to worry, but something has changed in Slovakia now that elections have wiped the fascists out at regional level.
Tibor Madleňák, a political analyst specialising in election geography, says in an interview with The Slovak Spectator that Kotleba had to defend his performance in a political post for the first time - and failed.
It would be too early to say extremism has been defeated but the results present a new chance for democracy.
Election night on November 4 produced some real upsets: here’s what you need to know