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Speaker gives up attempt to remove MPs' legal immunity

THE SPEAKER of Parliament, Pavol Paška of Smer, the main governing party, has ditched his plan to scrap parliamentary deputies' immunity from prosecution. He withdrew his proposal on April 9 after junior coalition parties refused to support its first reading in parliament, the Sme daily reported.

THE SPEAKER of Parliament, Pavol Paška of Smer, the main governing party, has ditched his plan to scrap parliamentary deputies' immunity from prosecution. He withdrew his proposal on April 9 after junior coalition parties refused to support its first reading in parliament, the Sme daily reported.

Even though deputies from the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) and the Slovak National Party (SNS) were present in the parliamentary chamber when a vote on the proposal was called, they refused to actually cast their votes. Opposition deputies for the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) also refused to participate.

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PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

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In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

The first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.