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Cabinet supports sacking of Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice

Cabinet accepted on June 30 the proposal of Justice Minister Ján Čarnogurský that Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice Jozef Štefanko be sacked. The decision of the cabinet follows a secret vote of the Supreme Court Council of Judges on June 28, in which Štefanko's recall was approved. The matter must now be voted on in parliament.

In early June, Štefanko used an axe to chop his way into an apartment owned by the Justice Ministry. He had been expelled from the flat several years ago for not paying rent. Štefanko also assaulted the general director of the Justice Ministry's General Administration Section, and then accused a "Jewish lobby" of standing behind a move to have charges laid against him.

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Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.