Parliament throws out bill that curbs MP immunity

The proposal to partially curb MP immunity from prosecution, submitted by Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška for the ruling Smer-SD, has to be rewritten.

The proposal to partially curb MP immunity from prosecution, submitted by Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška for the ruling Smer-SD, has to be rewritten.

The proposal was submitted by SNS caucus chairman Rafael Rafaj on February 12, the SITA newswire wrote.

Seventy-three MPs voted to return the draft for revision, including some from all coalition parties. The Speaker of Parliament was the only MP for the coalition who voted against the proposal. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia

Religious organisations have added leverage in changing perceptions of foreigners and migrants, says Caritas Slovakia.

Caritas Slovakia's ‘World Without “the Other” – Migration Myths’ campaign educates Slovaks on migration in a fun and artistic way.

Secret votes and public lies

There are uncanny echoes today of Slovakia’s agonies over its choice of chief prosecutor ten years ago.

Dobroslav Trnka (left) and Jozef Čentéš (right), the candidate who was eventually selected by MPs in 2011, never got to take up the post because the then president, Ivan Gašparovič refused to appoint him for reasons that were never clearly explained.

News digest: Slovakia to spend three Advent weekends with testing. President wants it to be voluntary

Seven candidates for the general prosecutor post approved. Acting general prosecutor steps down.

Installation of Christmas tree in Trnava

Which are the largest law firms in Slovakia?

For the first time, the ranking also provides an overview in partial categories of law.