Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

A Spectator Sport


"Constitutional revision is the best tool by which the interests of Hungarians in Slovakia can be met. This nation hasn't forgotten about the wrongdoings and crimes committed by Hungarian irredentists."

Július Binder, Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS)




"The Constitution shouldn't change as often as fashion trends. It shouldn't last for 10 years only, but for two generations."

Augustín Marián Húska, HZDS MP




"If the reason [for approving the Law on Abortion as a part of the constitutional reform] was that Slovakia can survive only if there are more children, this could be solved very quickly. Put freedom in our hands. I am still ready to beget at least ten children for this country. But certainly not with my wife... because she cannot have any more [children]."

Marián Mesiarik, MP for the coalition Party of Civic Understanding (SOP)




"Maybe a miracle will occur and everything that MPs want to be passed will be passed."

Jozef Hrušovský, leader of the Christian Democrats (KDH) on his party's hopes that the revised constitution would include a ban on abortion.


Top stories

No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.