Duray prevented from taking seat

MPs for the nationalist SNS opposition party yesterday hung a sign in parliament declaring “No entry to the Slovak parliament for Hungarian chauvinists. Your parliament is in Budapest.” The MPs also encircled the desk of ethnic Hungarian MP Miklós Duray in chains to prevent him taking his seat; Duray eventually sat at the nearest free desk, and parliament resumed without further incident.

Duray had angered the SNS and other Slovak politicians by declaring support for former Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán before elections in Hungary last month. The SNS had sworn to bar him from entering parliament at all, but later contented itself with signs and chains.

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

News digest: NATO considers troops in Slovakia

5,000 hospital beds available for Covid-19 patients. Bratislava Region suburban buses stay free in February.


10 h
The crowd gathered in front of the Presidential Palace.

Opposition protest lured hundreds to downtown Bratislava

The organiser, the opposition party Smer, wants to launch a petition for snap election referendum.


17 h
Illustrative stock photo

Stress, anxiety and depression. The pandemic has affected more than Slovaks’ physical health

Psychologists and therapists have had to adjust too: some are offering therapy online.


19 h
The three largest banks in Slovakia will launch instant payments on February 1 of this year.

Money in your account in seconds. Instant payments are about to become reality

Three Slovak banks will launch instant payments on February 1.


26. jan
Skryť Close ad