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

A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018

Global warming is a myth, claims a hoax

According to recent hoaxes published online, snow in the Sahara disproves global warming and milk can block airways.

The snowfall in Sahara can be seen in this satellite picture.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil