Kašický formally resigns; Baška new Defence Minister

President Ivan Gašparovič on January 30 accepted the resignation of Defence Minister František Kašický (Smer-SD) and accepted Prime Minister Robert Fico's proposal to appoint State Secretary of the Defense Ministry Jaroslav Baška to the post. The proposal to dismiss Baška as State Secretary in preparation for this move was approved earlier in the day.

President Ivan Gašparovič on January 30 accepted the resignation of Defence Minister František Kašický (Smer-SD) and accepted Prime Minister Robert Fico's proposal to appoint State Secretary of the Defense Ministry Jaroslav Baška to the post. The proposal to dismiss Baška as State Secretary in preparation for this move was approved earlier in the day.

Kašický resigned on January 25 after accepting responsibility for a trio of inflated tenders amounting to Sk3.9 billion (€115 million) for cleaning and maintenance work at the ministry. TASR

p>Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

A supporter of Russia during one of the so-called "True march for peace" events.

News digest: Some bad news stories from Slovakia

Hints of Russia winning information war in Slovakia, interview with new Foreign Affairs Minister, and an event for book lovers.


8 h
Jupiter (centre) and its Galilean moons: from left Ganymede, Io, Europa and Callisto. Juice with deployed antennas and arrays is in the bottom right.

From Košice to Ganymede: Slovak engineers are leaving their mark in space

Slovaks are active participants in two ongoing space missions.


20. may
Miroslav Wlachovský.

MFA Wlachovský: Slovaks would be surprised by what Russians say about us

The new head of Slovak diplomacy, Wlachovský, explains what he wants to accomplish.


13 h
Marian Kočner arrives in court in Pezinok, western Slovakia, on May 19, 2023.

Slovak court's verdict in Kuciak case leaves 'bitter taste'

Zsuzsová was found guilty of masterminding the murder of the journalist, but the judges could not find any direct evidence linking Marian Kočner, a subject of Kuciak's stories, to the murder.


17 h
SkryťClose ad