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Controversial judge appointed to council

PRESIDENT Rudolf Schuster on July 11 nominated the controversial Tibor Šafárik to a judicial council which will administer the judicial branch. Šafárik is chiefly remembered for a decision freeing an alleged kidnapper of the former president's son from charges.

Šafárik is shadow minister of justice for the opposition Slovak National Party (SNS), and has also defended ex-Interior Minister Gustáv Krajči, accused of thwarting a 1997 referendum on Nato membership.

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Chinese are closer to taking over Košice steelworks

The sale may be completed early next year, according to reports.

U.S. Steel Košice

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Slovak water slalom racers start championship with a victory Video

The single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.

l-r: Alexander Slafkovský, Matej Beňuš and Michal Martikán

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.