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ANO refuses to back down on abortions

THE NEW Citizen's Alliance (ANO) will not withdraw its proposed amendment to the abortion act from parliament, despite splits in the coalition over the issue.

ANO leader Pavol Rusko has said he will only scrap the amendment if coalition partners sign documents promising to support current Health Ministry guidelines, which include the right to abortions up to the 24th week in cases of genetic disorders.

The Christian Democrats (KDH) are challenging the existing law in the Constitutional Court. MPs are due to vote on the amendment 10 days before the Constitutional Court ruling is due.

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Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Inspectors to focus on firms with foreign staff

Scrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík