Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Majský in hospital after condition worsens

JOZEF Majský, reputedly Slovakia's richest businessman, was admitted to a prison hospital in Trenčín February 1 following a deterioration in his health since he was taken into custody three months ago.

Majský was arrested on October 24, 2002, and charged with fraud and founding a criminal group. The charges related to the collapse of a number of pyramid-type investment funds last February.

According to the TASR news agency, while in custody Majský has lost almost 30 kilograms and his hair has turned grey.

His hospitalisation was recommended by a doctor, who also suggested a psychiatric examination.

Top stories

Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak