Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Dzurinda longest-serving PM

SLOVAK Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda last week became the longest serving prime minister in post-Communist Slovakia, the daily SME reported.

Dzurinda overtook the former three-time PM Vladimír Mečiar, who was in power for 2,347 days.

The PM's spokesman Martin Maruška said that Dzurinda was probably not even aware of the fact.

Political analyst Pavol Abrahám thinks that Dzurinda is a charismatic and ambitious leader.

"He is a symbol of an absolute change that society started in 1998 [when the first Dzurinda cabinet took power], but also of an incomplete change. Mečiarism was not rejected fully," Abrahám told the daily.

Top stories

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

Brexit, illustrative stock photo

Russians win the Tatry Ice Master 2018 Video

Ice-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.

The ice scupltures at Hrebienok, Tatry Ice Masters

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Illustrative stock photo