Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Quote of the Week

"Concerning the criminal aspect of that thing [the kidnapping], I did not and don't have anything to do with it. Concerning the investigation, we have done whatever was possible to make sure the case was properly investigated and revealed. So me afraid? For God's sake, [no].

Former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar in an interview for the Czech television ČT1, responding to the question whether he was afraid of being charged with invlovement in the kidnapping of Michal Kováč Jr., son of Slovakia's former president, after his friend Ivan Lexa, the former secret police boss, was alleged to have participated in the case and was put in custody in mid-April.

Top stories

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

Illustrative stock photo

Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.