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ANOTHER YEAR OF FISCAL BELT-TIGHTENING

March: The top business stories of 2012

RegioJet trains start Komárno run. The first privately-owned passenger trains of RegioJet, a subsidiary of the Czech Student Agency company operating solely within Slovakia, launch services on the route between Komárno and Bratislava.

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RegioJet trains start Komárno run. The first privately-owned passenger trains of RegioJet, a subsidiary of the Czech Student Agency company operating solely within Slovakia, launch services on the route between Komárno and Bratislava.

Smer wins landslide victory in general election. Robert Fico’s Smer wins the parliamentary elections, receiving 44.41 percent of the votes, taking 83 seats in the 150-seat house. Five other parties clear the 5-percent threshold needed to win parliamentary representation. The landslide victory enables Smer to form a one-party government with Robert Fico as prime minister.

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Top stories

Legitimising fake news

One of Slovakia’s media schools has invited a well-known conspiracy theorist to an academic conference. What does this say about the state of the Slovak media?

Tibor Rostas

Suicide game does not exist and visa-free regime for Ukrainians is not a lie

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes from the past two weeks.

There is no computer game that makes people commit suicides.

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems.

Dealing with state offices may be difficult and time-demanding.

President Kiska uses train for first time Photo

After criticism from coalition MPs for flying and a troublesome car trip, Slovak President Kiska to commute to Bratislava by international train, boarding it in his hometown of Poprad.

President Kiska gets off the IC train in Bratislava.