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New jail for dangerous offenders

JUSTICE MINISTER Daniel Lipšic has announced plans to build a new maximum-security jail for dangerous criminals, saying he fears that Slovakia's current facilities are not safe against a potential prison break organised from the outside.

Some 7,720 people are serving time in Slovakia's 18 prisons, 5,582 of whom have been convicted of crimes and 2,138 of whom are awaiting trial. The prison population is below the nation's cell capacity, at 82 per cent.

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More tips for outings in Bratislava during the lockdown

Walks along the Danube bank offer a feeling of being far from the city rush.

This place, part of Ovsištské Lúky (Ovsište Meadows) in Petržalka, is still Bratislava.

Roundup: Fairytale app that makes children read

An award-winning design by a Slovak architect and a trip to Zádielska dolina valley. Here’s your latest roundup.

A man wearing a face covering sits in an armchair on the snow-covered Main Street in Košice on January 13, 2021.

Police investigate surveillance of journalist, IPI calls for utmost seriousness

Police launch criminal prosecution after Denník N reporter said she was followed and opposition MP Robert Fico wrote about her private life.

l-r: Head of Let's Stop Corruption Foundation Zuzana Petková, journalist Monika Tódová, journalist Adam Valček, and Xénia Makarová of the Let's Stop Corruption Foundation