Reader feedback: Army service a waste,

Re: Quote of the week, June 28 - July 4, Vol 10, No 25

I do not believe it is a good idea to have mandatory military service. One may serve his or her country some other way too. Not everybody is obsessed with fighting and weapons and waging war. Many years ago I was also conscripted into the army and I had to undertake a one-year service but I am still convinced that it was just a waste of time, not an efficient way to serve my country at all.

Tibor,
Komárno, Slovakia

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Košice

News digest: Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result.

17 h
Rapid testing in Košice

Nationwide COVID-19 testing – and criticism – starts again

Longer ‘screening’ different to October operation.

24 h
Ján Sýkora is an easy-going ice-hockey player who has got a great sense of humour.

Fashion brands mean nothing to me. Professional hockey player about his life in central Slovakia

In an entertaining interview, the down-to-earth ice hockey player, Ján Sýkora, talks about being a busy bee with a poor memory.

21. jan

Old-age pension scheme gains three new features

Brand new parental bonus raises concerns.

21. jan