Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


HZDS to ask independent agency to inspect party election results

AFTER scoring a surprisingly low 8.79 percent support in the recent parliamentary elections, the opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), headed by ex-PM Vladimír Mečiar, has requested an independent agency examine the election results.

The HZDS was once Slovakia's strongest party, winning the highest number of votes in 1998 and 2002, but was eventually margianalized by those opposed to forming a coalition with Mečiar.

Some officials have already suggested that Mečiar step aside now to help his party become more acceptable to political partners, such as the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), but the ex PM has called that idea "absurd" and "out of the question", SITA wrote.

Top stories

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár

Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

Illustrative stock photo

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska gives the opening speech of The Globsec 2016 security conference.