Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Elderly represent largest share of ombudsman's agenda

Ombudsman Pavel Kandráč reported at a press conference in Bratislava on October 1 that he had already resolved more than 3,600 cases submitted by pensioners and dealt with more than 8,000 issues related to social and civic law.

"Issues concerning the elderly represent approximately a third of our agenda," said Kandráč, adding that many older people feel discriminated against because of their age.

The Office of the Ombudsman was established in 2002 and currently employs 21 lawyers in 11 regional offices. According to head of the office, Henrieta Antalová, some 80 percent of the cases are related to the problems of the elderly. 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

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