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"These matters should be dealt with on a purely scientific basis by historians and political scientists. Court verdicts will not influence the acute needs of our society. These communist trials remind me of a medieval witch-hunt. We no longer live in the middle ages."

Milan Ištván, deputy for the reformed communist Party of the Democratic Left (SDĽ), in defence of his view that state bodies should not investigate crimes committed during the 40 years of communism.

"Luckily, at least in this we are united."

Marián Mesiarik, MP for the Party of Civic Understanding (SOP) - a member of the government coalition, assuring the support of coalition MP's for Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda during a non-confidence vote on April 13.

Top stories

Some Slovak media witnessed “the Trump effect”

Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks talks about the atmosphere in society following the double murder of journalist and his fiancée, and steps to be taken.

Nils Muižnieks

Blog: Should foreigners in Slovakia care about today's crisis?

Collectively, we are responsible for the future of our children, whether you are Slovak, Italian, German or, in my case, Dutch.

Bratislava "For Decent Slovakia" gathering on March 16, 2018.

Media are the ultimate frontiers in defending freedom in society today

Miklós Haraszti’s keynote speech at the Budapest award ceremony of the European Press Prize, March 14, 2018.

Film festival accommodates foreigners in Slovakia Photo

Febiofest, the International Festival of Film Clubs (MFFK) is offering most films with English subtitles (labelled AT) this year, as well as making master-classes, discussions and other accompanying events…

J. Švankmajer: The Insect