Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SDKÚ promises slimmer government

THE RULING Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), led by PM Mikuláš Dzurinda, promises fewer government ministers and bureaucrats, a balanced state budget by 2010, support for a knowledge-based economy and lower taxes after the next elections.

At a party meeting in Košice, the SDKÚ approved an election program entitled "It's About a Successful Slovakia". The program also focuses on support for education and infrastructure, which should be the main recipients of EU funds.

The party wants to cancel the minimum wage for the long-term unemployed. According to the SDKÚ, employers could hire these people for lower wages, and the state could make up the difference, the Pravda daily wrote.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.

President Andrej Kiska, illustrative stock photo