Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Oľga Nachtmannová becomes state secretary for Education

The cabinet appointed Oľga Nachtmannová of Smer the new Education Ministry state secretary.

Oľga Nachtmannová taking her MP's oath in parliament. (Source: TASR)

The decision was made at its session on November 15 and she will replace Erik Tomáš (also the ruling Smer party) who quit the job in August to become a media advisor to Prime Minister Robert Fico and also to regain his parliamentary mandate.

“Oľga Nachtmannová is a long-standing university lecturer, a legislator many times over and also a member of the parliamentary education committee – I consider her valuable for our department,” explained Education Minister Peter Plavčan (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee). She will take over the agenda for universities and science.

Nachtmannová has been lecturing at the University of Economics in Bratislava since 1987. She has been a Smer MP since 2006. She is also a member of two parliamentary committees – constitutional and European affairs. She will start work on November 18.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).