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Harabin's re-election "bad news"

The re-election of Supreme Court chief justice Štefan Harabin to another five-year term was termed "bad news for justice, for reform and for citizens" by Justice Minister Daniel Lipšic. Harabin, whose controversial decisions include the awarding of special bonuses to judges who freed former secret service boss Ivan Lexa from pre-trial custody, was elected on Friday by 10 members of the judicial council, with 6 against and 2 abstentions.

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Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Blog: A line does not always form

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

The foreigners’ police department in Petržalka

Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.