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Financial markets law passed

Parliament approved a Law on Financial Controls and Internal Audits which will allow for financial checks on public spending as well as controls on the spending of EU funds; the law had been a key requirement for Slovakia meeting its EU financial sector requirements and receiving 15 million euros which was temporarily frozen by the EU earlier this month.

The government found itself at the centre of a scandal over EU funding earlier this year when a senior government office official was suspected of mishandling the money.

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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?

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.