IN SHORT

Mečiar still recovering from multiple bypass

THE HEALTH of Vladimír Mečiar, chairman of the governing coalition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), was stable after his heart surgery on January 21.

His recovery is proceeding according to plan, said the head of the Central Slovakia Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Peter Mečiar.

If no complications arise, Mečiar was expected to be released from hospital by January 26. Doctors say he might be able to return to work in two to three weeks.

Mečiar underwent a quadruple bypass on January 22. A team of specialists from Banská Bystrica and Košice carried out the operation, which took three hours and fifteen minutes. The patient was connected to a heart-lung machine, and his heart was stopped for 41 minutes.

Top stories

Vast damage after the supercell storm in southern Moravia.

UPDATED: Tornado damaged villages just across the Slovak borders

Czech authorities report five dead, one a native of the Slovak town of Prešov, and hundreds of injured in southern Moravia region.


6 h

News digest: Slovakia ready to help after damaging storm hits neighbours

Bratislava zoo director has resigned due to her citizenship. Purchase of American jet fighters unjustified. Also read about the annual city festival taking place in Bratislava and take a look at the unusual mammatus clouds above the city.


59m
The Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens has became a popular event in Slovakia

Pandemic highlights the importance of parks and gardens

Parks and gardens across Slovakia will open during the Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens


22 h
The panorama of the High Tatras and the gravel lake between the town of Svit and the village of Batizovce in the Poprad district.

A Slovak castle appears in "Friends: The Reunion"

A brown bear toured a Slovak town. You can now tour a region filled with tasty wine.


5 h