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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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Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)