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Judges' immunity to be limited

THE JUSTICE Ministry wants to cut judges' immunity from prosecution down to crimes related to their decision making.

The ministry plans to produce a draft constitutional law that would also eliminate the requirement that the Constitutional Court (ÚS SR) must approve any criminal proceedings against judges and state attorneys.

But according to the Slovak daily Pravda, Robert Kaliňák from the opposition Smer party thinks that the ÚS SR approval was a safeguard for independence in cases that included judges versus state bodies.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.