Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Fico says constitutional court jurisdiction should narrow

Slovak Premier Robert Fico wants the Constitutional Court to be focused more on serious cases rather than solve many individual topical issues involving elections and protracted proceedings, he said during an official visit to the Constitutional Court in Košice on September 25. During the trip, he also met with Constitutional Court Chair Iveta Macejková and constitutional lawyers.

Several kinds of cases could be dealt with, for example, by the ombudsman and regular courts, while the Constitutional Court should concentrate on the most important issues that concern the Constitution, basic rights, and compliance with the law.

Fico also said the Government had no right to ask the Constitutional Court to fast-track some issues, but that it would welcome faster action in cases connected with legislation on providing evidence of property origin. TASR

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

Top stories

Legitimising fake news

One of Slovakia’s media schools has invited a well-known conspiracy theorist to an academic conference. What does this say about the state of the Slovak media?

Tibor Rostas

Suicide game does not exist and visa-free regime for Ukrainians is not a lie

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes from the past two weeks.

There is no computer game that makes people commit suicides.

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems.

Dealing with state offices may be difficult and time-demanding.

President Kiska uses train for first time Photo

After criticism from coalition MPs for flying and a troublesome car trip, Slovak President Kiska to commute to Bratislava by international train, boarding it in his hometown of Poprad.

President Kiska gets off the IC train in Bratislava.