Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

More Nato voices against Mečiar

Nato Secretary General George Robertson, meeting Slovak President Rudolf Schuster in Brussels, again urged Slovaks to vote in fall elections for parties that would be able to lead the country into Nato. “It’s that simple”, he said. The daily paper Pravda reported that in a closed-door meeting Robertson had warned that if any member of the next government was from the opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) party the country would not be invited to join Nato. The same message was sent yesterday also by Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister Lydia Polfer, who told Slovak Speaker of Parliament Jozef Migaš that former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar had neither the support or trust of the European Union.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.