Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS BRIEFS

Černák seeks asylum in Czech Republic

SUSPECTED boss of the Banská Bystrica underworld, Mikuláš Černák, has applied for asylum in the Czech Republic after being arrested there on April 5.

Slovakia had issued an international arrest warrant for him when he failed to return from abroad to complete a prison sentence after being released too early from an eight-year sentence. He had already left the country, and was believed to be in the Canary Islands.

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.