Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak flag to be flown in parliamentary chamber

Two flags, of Slovakia and of the European Union, are set to be displayed in the parliamentary chamber in future, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Hrušovský (Christian Democratic Movement (KDH)) said on Wednesday, March 28, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Two flags, of Slovakia and of the European Union, are set to be displayed in the parliamentary chamber in future, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Hrušovský (Christian Democratic Movement (KDH)) said on Wednesday, March 28, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The decision came after newly elected Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) MP Alojz Hlina proposed that the Slovak flag be placed in the chamber at least for the swearing-in ceremony for new MPs on April 4. In a letter addressed to the outgoing parliamentary chair, Hlina pointed to the fact that Slovakia is one of the few countries without a flag in its parliamentary chamber. Hrušovský responded that once the architect in charge of the chamber has approved the move, the country's flag can be placed there permanently.

Source: 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

Unemployment rate hits new low

The unemployment rate in Slovakia has been declining since summer 2016 while the number of economically active people has grown.

Illustrative stock photo

Who will take Kuzmina as a neighbour?

In Slovakia, immigrants mostly provoke negative feelings. Not when it comes to the biathlon.

Anastasiya Kuzmina thanks her fans after silver victory on February 12.

Suspicious "rural entrepreneurs" involved with Smer emerge in Nitra

Successful businesspeople from the village of Babindol who have received subsidies from EU funds worth millions have connections to the ruling Smer party.

Competition in goulash cooking Guláš CUP 2015 in Babindol: Police President Tibor Gašpar(L), ex-minister of Agriculture Ľubomír Jahnátek (R) and Labour Minister Ján Richter (2L).

Audit authority found violations of law at Foreign Ministry

In general, Slovakia handled the EU Presidency well, assessed the Supreme Audit Office.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.