Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORTS

Kaník reelected Democratic Party boss

LABOUR, Social Affairs, and Family Minister Ľudovít Kaník was reelected chairman of the small non-parliamentary right-leaning Democratic Party (DS) at its annual congress in Liptovský Mikuláš on April 26. The only candidate for the post, Kaník won 231 votes of 250 delegates present.

The congress was attended by Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and the governor of Bratislava region Ľubo Roman. Dzurinda said he appreciated the cooperation that existed between his party, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), and Kaník's DS.

Only a week before the 2002 general election, the DS gave up its candidacy and recommended its supporters vote for the SDKÚ. In return, Kaník was appointed Labour Minister in Dzurinda's cabinet.

Top stories

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

British embassy opens condolence book

The embassy will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

Illustrative stock photo