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“The fine is ridiculous. It gives guidance on how to beat up anyone you dislike [… for] only €40.”

“The fine is ridiculous. It gives guidance on how to beat up anyone you dislike [… for] only €40.”

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MP Daniel Krajcer comments on the fine handed to historian Drahoslav Machala for assaulting writer Tomáš Janovic and his wife back in April.

Top stories

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.