Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

What they said about Julo

Milan Lasica, Satinský's acting partner and friend:
"Even though I sensed certain things, I was shocked by the announcement [of Satinský's death]. My friend and partner has departed and a part of me has disappeared with him. I am now incomplete. Julo was a renaissance personality, a person with great knowledge and an incomparable sense of humour. He made me laugh, time and time again for over 40 years - even last Monday, when we were together for the last time."


Milan Lasica, Satinský's acting partner and friend:

"Even though I sensed certain things, I was shocked by the announcement [of Satinský's death]. My friend and partner has departed and a part of me has disappeared with him. I am now incomplete. Julo was a renaissance personality, a person with great knowledge and an incomparable sense of humour. He made me laugh, time and time again for over 40 years - even last Monday, when we were together for the last time."




Andrej Ďurkovský, mayor of Bratislava:

"It is very difficult for all of us to say goodbye to a great native, who had a unique and incomparable way of expressing his relationship to Bratislava, its values, joys and problems. He will remain for us an unforgettable local patriot and a Bratislava resident with all his heart."




Mikuláš Dzurinda, prime minister:

"I knew Julo personally and I know that his departure will leave an empty space in my heart. I will never stop admiring his everlasting energy and life optimism which he gave away so generously."




Martin Porubjak, dramaturge of the Slovak National Theatre and a director:

"We all toast to Julo's eternal fame. Within our generation he has it guaranteed. He was a clown from the ranks of Jan Werich [famous Czech comedian and writer]. Before the last elections he was my candidate for president. It is our bad luck, but fortunate for him, that it hasn't happened."




Ladislav Chudík, actor:

"It is a great loss, because for the public he was not only an actor and a comedian, but also a publicist and a writer - he significantly influenced our society with his opinions. The loss is irreplaceable. There are people who leave and can be replaced, but there also those who are simply irreplaceable."


Top stories

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

Illustrative stock photo

Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.