Mečiar spent Sk41 million on Elektra

THE DAILY paper Sme claims to have construction invoices issued in 1999 and 2000 to former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar, according to which Mečiar was invoiced over Sk41 million ($890,000) for repairs to his Elektra villa, not the Sk5 million he has publicly claimed.

The documents have been confirmed as valid by the tax office and the financial police, both of which are investigating the matter.

Mečiar has said he cannot comment on the documents because he has not seen them, but has repeated that he spent little more than Sk5 million on the renovated hotel.

Top stories

Marián Turner became the General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic in January 2022.

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

Marián Turner, a former flautist, has become the new Slovak Philharmonic head. His priority is to fully reopen the institution to live audiences.


19. jan
Bronze sculptures of three late Slovak comedians - Milan Lasica (right), Július Satinský (left) and Jaro Filip (middle) on Lužná Street in Petržalka, Bratislava.

Weekend: Cross-country skiers hit the beach

A hike to Veľký Choč, dinosaur footprints, and a US hip hop legend. Read the latest culture and travel news from Slovakia.


21. jan
Zara Rutherford made a stop in Slovakia on January 15.

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

British-Belgian Zara Rutherford has broken two world records, but her global hunt for a tasty pizza was a failure.


21. jan
Ukrainian forces during military exercise.

There goes the neighbourhood

The parallels between Russia’s approach to Ukraine and Hitler’s to Czechoslovakia in 1938 are uncanny.


10 h
Skryť Close ad