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“I don’t understand why the Sme daily is making a problem out of this procedure, which is absolutely normal. For larger number of candidates and joint voting it does not work without coordination of the caucus.”

“I don’t understand why the Sme daily is making a problem out of this procedure, which is absolutely normal. For larger number of candidates and joint voting it does not work without coordination of the caucus.”

MP Andrej Kolesík explains why he gave a note to fellow Smer deputies instructing them how to vote in a secret parliamentary ballot to choose members of the board of directors of the Nation’s Memory Institute. Secret ballots are supposed to be a matter of conscience for MPs.

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PM Fico before Smer congress: I don’t want to run for president

At the party congress, vice-chairman of the ruling party, Marek Maďarič, has been replaced by Richard Raši. Otherwise, no major changes have taken place.

L-R: PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor adn Smer vice-chair Juraj Blanár, Culture Minister and resigned vice-chair Marke Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at Decemebr 9 congress.

The increasingly rare wood grouse is being driven out of Slovakia's forests

Foresters plant too many trees in bare areas destroying the natural habitat of western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).

Wood grouse

Automation is finding its way

Autonomous vehicles and process connections through Logistics 4.0 are the biggest trends in Slovakia.

Online retailer Amazon opened its new returns centre in Sereď in mid-November.