LAST WEEK IN SLOVAKIA

Much remains foreign to the Foreigners' Police

The reaction of the Foreigners’ Police to the ombudswoman's report shows some old frameworks of thinking remain in place.

People queuing in front of the Foreigners' Police in Bratislava. People queuing in front of the Foreigners' Police in Bratislava. (Source: SITA)

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The ombudswoman’s office listed the shortcomings of immigration authorities in Slovakia. Boris Kollár remains in post despite plagiarism and the resistance of a part of the coalition. Justice Ministry kicks off its reform of the judiciary.

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Foreign languages and client-friendly approach still foreign to immigration authorities

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Nationwide testing put on hold. Speaker of parliament received visitors in hospital despite a ban. Foreigners' Police change office hours around Christmas.

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Former state secretary of the Justice Ministry started cooperating with the investigators after months in pre-trial custody for corruption-related crimes.

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Pass a Slovak language dictation so you can work with foreigners

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Some problems with the Foreigners’ Police continue.