Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS BRIEFS

Push to remove Rusko's immunity

THE POLICE investigator looking into the charges brought against New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) head Pavol Rusko has filed a motion with the Office of the Special Prosecutor to request parliament to lift the ANO leader's immunity from prosecution, the daily SME reports.

Rusko reportedly extorted money from František Mojžiš, tycoon and owner of failed deposit company Drukos, five times between 1998 and 2001.

The police further suspect that Rusko forced the head of Slovakia's power distributor Slovenské elektrárne (SE), Miroslav Rapšík, to sack directors of its regional branches. Rusko reportedly achieved this through blackmail: he threatened that TV Markíza, which he owned at the time, would broadcast the information that Rapšík's wife had received a Sk100-million (€2.38 million) contract from SE.

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.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

Pivobrana - Beer Festival

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Agrokomplex opens its gates Photo

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.