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MP Viliam Soboňa loses immunity

PARLIAMENT accepted a request from the Zvolen district prosecutor on May 22 to remove the parliamentary immunity of HZDS MP Viliam Soboňa, who is under investigation for fraud.

HZDS caucus leader Tibor Cabaj had asked for parliament to wait until the investigation into another case in which Soboňa was the plaintiff had been concluded.

The cancellation of Soboňa's immunity was supported by coalition parties, but HZDS members, communists, and independents voted against, and most members of opposition Smer abstained.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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