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Mečiar fails to declare assets

FORMER prime minister and leader of the opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia Vladimír Mečiar has still not declared his assets to the conflict-of-interests committee, as all MPs are required to do.

Mečiar says he asked for guarantees that the data would not be misused, although the head of the committee, Igor Federič, said that he had received no such request.

Eleven other MPs missed the March 31 deadline for declaring their assets, although three later handed in their declarations.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.