Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Protest group to exercise rights

ACTIVISTS from the “aniPUTINaniBUSH” (neitherPUTINnorBUSH) group will hold a gathering with opportunity for debate and a video presentation during the Bush-Putin summit.

Spokesperson Štefan Szilva says the group only wants to express its opinions by employing freedom of speech and the right of public assembly. However, he doesn't expect many people to attend the gathering due to strict security, the TASR news service reported.

Although the activists have registered to use three of Bratislava's squares, they have decided to hold the demonstration in only one. The details of their programme will be released on February 16. They have not invited any foreign demonstrators.

Interior Ministry press department spokesperson Monika Kuhajdová says that police are prepared to secure the summit and that the number of police in action will depend on any given situation.

People should expect queues at the borders and airports, since security checks on people, luggage and vehicles are being intensified.

The ministry has purchased special automotive security equipment, armaments and sappers’ equipment for the summit. Kuhajdová calls it "a long term investment" because police will continue to use the equipment after the summit ends.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Budgetary deficit supposed to be under 1 percent for the first time

MPs approved the public administration budget for the next year, with 82 voting for it, and 59 against.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

President to appoint missing Constitutional Court justices

The court will have its full complement of judges after three years.

President Andrej Kiska

Austrian natural gas station close to Slovak border exploded Video

The incident, which claimed one fatality and at least 18 injuries, also created an emergency in a Slovak village close to the Austrian border.

The explosion of Austrian natural gas station in Baumgarten, December 12.

Blog: Environmental sustainability is the future for sustainability in business

A great example of how you can make a difference by sharing your passion with others: Ivana Maleš, co-founder of the Institute for Circular Economy, describes her journey to a sustainability consultant.

Illustrative stock photo