Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Fico: Interior Ministry right to try to outlaw Slovenská Pospolitosť

Prime Minister Robert Fico said he strictly condemns any demonstrations of intolerance, extremism and racism and fully identifies himself with the efforts of the Interior Ministry to outlaw the ultra-right-wing organisation Slovenská Pospolitosť (Slovak Togetherness).

Prime Minister Robert Fico said he strictly condemns any demonstrations of intolerance, extremism and racism and fully identifies himself with the efforts of the Interior Ministry to outlaw the ultra-right-wing organisation Slovenská Pospolitosť (Slovak Togetherness).

Fico was speaking on August 5 in reaction to news about appeals made by Roma organisations to the President, Government and the European Union for help against Slovak extremists. He warned that the Slovak police will not tolerate any violation of public order or any other behaviour that is forbidden by Slovak law, specifically referring to any demonstration of Nazi or racist sympathies.

According to Vice-Prime Minister for Knowledge-based Society, European Affairs, Human Rights and Minorities Dušan Čaplovič, zero tolerance should be used against any demonstrations of intolerance, xenophobia, racism or discrimination. The Slovak Roma Initiative (RIS), speaking to the TASR newswire, called on Slovaks not to be overpowered by racial and ethnical intolerance, which is being "ignited by the self-appointed protectors of the Slovak nation". According to the RIS, people in a civilised society don't succumb to populism and don't take justice into their own hands. At the same time, the RIS apologised to the injured 65-year-old pensioner who was the victim of an alleged attack by teenage Roma boys. The RIS statement described the actions of the boys as 'inexcusable'. TASR

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

Europe will continue fighting dual quality products

The recent Bratislava summit raised some suggestions on solving the problem, but it will be a long process.

Yeme grocery store in Bratislava.

Historically first ex-ministers were sentenced for the bulletin-board tender

Former construction ministers of the SNS party have received years in prison for the scandal surrounding the infamous bulletin-board tender. The other three defendants, ministry officers, have been acquitted.

L-R: Marian Janušek is ianugurated as replacing Igor Štefanov in post of construction minister, April 2009.

Quidditch becomes reality in Slovakia as first teams emerge Video

The wizard sport, fighting for its status in the real sports world, has won the hearts of some Slovaks.

We should not wait until we start lowering our voices when talking about the mighty

The girl with seven names saw the first public execution in Korea aged seven.

Hyeonseo Lee