Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS BRIEFS

Minister gets out safe from car accident

ECONOMY Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek was involved in a car accident on February 5 morning, but escaped without any visible injuries.

The accident happened shortly before 07:30 on a section of the D1 freeway between Senec (Bratislava region) and Bratislava. Jahnáek's driver was forced to brake sharply to avoid hitting the car in front of him. The car behind Jahnátek's, however, was unable to stop quickly enough, and crashed into the back of the minister's official vehicle.

"Seven cars were involved in the accident. The total damage is estimated at Sk800,000 (€23,000). The damage to the minister's car is estimated at Sk200,000," Bratislava police spokesperson Dáša Kolárova told TASR.

Jahnátek arrived in Bratislava half an hour behind schedule in a replacement car. Despite the accident, he kept to his programme, opening the International Conference on the Future of the Jaslovské Bohunice Nuclear Plant.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4