Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Rise in TV and radio licence fees

The government yesterday agreed to raise television and radio licence fees by 25 percent. Each household will now pay Sk100 (€2.40) per month for a television licence and Sk40 (€0.96) for a radio licence. In the past, pensioners had been exempt but will now have to pay 50 percent of the fees.

Director of state television broadcaster STV, Richard Rybníček, expressed delight at the new fees.

"I couldn't be more pleased. This is in the spirit of the new reforms. The government will save Sk300 million (€7.20 million), which it will no longer have to hand out to the television company," he said.

The government expects to raise a total of Sk210 million (€5.04 million) per month with the new fees.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava