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First request to strip immunity

THE PROSECUTOR's office has asked parliament to revoke the parliamentary immunity of Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) member Viliam Soboň, who has been under investigation for 28 months for business malpractice as head of the Sliač thermal spa in central Slovakia.

This is the first request to strip immunity since the general elections last September.

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Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

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Education minister fails to explain distribution of EU money

The opposition parties plan to initiate a no-confidence vote, the second against this minister.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Who will stand up for journalists in Turkish prisons?

Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

EU court’s advocate general proposes to dismiss quota lawsuits

Yves Bot rejects arguments from Slovakia and Hungary on the legality of the relocation plan.

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.