Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Minister struggles to find new rector for Police Academy

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák has not been able to find a suitable candidate to fill the position of rector at the Police Academy, the Sme daily reported on March 21. The post has been vacant since July, when President Ivan Gašparovič recalled Václav Krajník, the previous incumbent, following accusations of corruption and abuse of power by a public official.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák has not been able to find a suitable candidate to fill the position of rector at the Police Academy, the Sme daily reported on March 21. The post has been vacant since July, when President Ivan Gašparovič recalled Václav Krajník, the previous incumbent, following accusations of corruption and abuse of power by a public official.

Minister Kaliňák said, as reported by Sme, that the new rector should be at least “an elementary kind of personality who is able to return to the school its lost credit”. Originally, the academic senate was to elect the new rector; however, since January 2013, an amendment to the University Law has been in effect according to which the interior minister selects the rector of the Police Academy. When pushing though the respective amendment, Kaliňák reportedly had someone mind, but they are not currently available.

The claims against Krajník, who stands accused of taking bribes during admission exams, remain unproven, Sme wrote.

Source: Sme

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

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Vazil Hudák

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear