Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


New NBÚ law approved

SLOVAK MPs approved a new law on the National Security Office (NBÚ) on March 11 that, among other changes, will ban the former active members of the communist secret service (ŠtB) from working in posts that have access to sensitive information, the Slovak daily Pravda wrote.

MPs also decided that under the new law the head of the NBÚ would be named and recalled by the parliament based on the proposals of the cabinet, despite efforts by some MPs to fully transfer this power to the parliament.

The law cuts down the number of people who do not have to undergo security screening and it also enables those who do not pass the security screening to demand an explanation from the NBÚ, which was not possible under the old law.

Top stories

Chinese are closer to taking over Košice steelworks

The sale may be completed early next year, according to reports.

U.S. Steel Košice

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Slovak water slalom racers start championship with a victory Video

The single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.

l-r: Alexander Slafkovský, Matej Beňuš and Michal Martikán

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.