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Poll shows widespread opposition to MPs' immunity from prosecution

The Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) conducted an opinion poll by telephone between March 4 and 6 to ask citizens if they supported the constitutionally-granted immunity that members of parliament (MP's) enjoy against criminal prosecution. The poll results suggest that 78% of citizens do not consider it proper.

A majority of people from every political party affiliation disagreed with the immunity clause. So did a majority of women and men, and people of all ages and education categories. People with high school education, citizens of towns from 5,000 to 20,000, citizens of larger towns from 50,000 to 100,000 and inhabitants of Trnava, Banská Bystrica and Košice regions disagreed most strongly with the present system of parliamentary immunity.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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