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Ducký bills case verdict again postponed

The Supreme Court has once again put off delivering a verdict in an appeals case regarding promissory notes signed on the account of the SPP gas utility by its former director, Ján Ducký. The court postponed the verdict after a lawyer for SPP appealed the presence of Justice Jozef Štefanko on the court tribunal which was to decide the case. Štefanko was appointed to his position under the previous government of Vladimír Mečiar, and caused a scandal last year by hacking his way into his Justice Ministry office with an axe.

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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?

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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.

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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.