THE WEEK IN BRIEF

Parliament knocks Hungarian law

The parliamentary foreign affairs committee drafted an objection to Hungary's law on ethnic Hungarians living in foreign countries on December 18, calling it "an infraction of international law and interference with the domestic legal integrity of Slovakia". The law, which gives certain financial and cultural advantages to Hungarians living abroad, including the almost 500,000 Hungarians living in Slovakia, has been a thorn in relations between Bratislava and Budapest since it was passed in June. It is to take effect on January 1, 2002, although the European Union has advised it will have to be cancelled when Hungary joins the 15-member bloc.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

Gabriel Šípoš

Conservative NGOs received gender equality subsidies despite experts' recommendations

Leaked documents show the recipients of the Labour Ministry’s 2020 subsidies were favoured even though they did not achieve the highest score in the competition.

Labour Minister Milan Krajniak (Sme Rodina)