News digest: Matovič survives, new education minister arrives

Lesser-known Andy Warhol paintings up for auction and a poll on Slovaks' controversial wishes about the war in Ukraine.

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New education minister has a conservative background

President Zuzana Čaputová appointed Ján Horecký the new education minister on Tuesday, three weeks after she appointed three new ministers to Eduard Heger's cabinet.

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The goal of the new minister is that education not resemble a charter flight.

Čaputová reminded Horecký that his conservative views should not divide society and that there are many reforms that need to be accomplished in a short time.

Mathematics teacher by trade, Horecký had managed the Felix private network of schools before his appointment. For many years he also chaired the Association of Catholic Schools.

More stories from The Slovak Spectator website

  • Parliament: Matovič wins a no-confidence vote in the chamber with the help of far-right MPs.
  • Poll: A significant number of Slovaks wish for Russia's victory in the war in Ukraine, a controversial poll shows.
  • Migration: The increase in illegal migration can be felt in Slovak detention centres, says Peter Devínsky of the Slovak Humanitarian Council.

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Warhol's offensive "Nosepicker" painting heads to auction

James Warhola's six siblings and himself have decided to sell nine Andy Warhol paintings at several auctions at Phillips, a leading auction house based in NYC. The artworks, two of which will be auctioned off on November 16, was created by the US artist in the late 1940s.

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  • The police propose pre-trial custody for 60-year-old Dušan Dědeček, who caused a tragic accident in the centre of Bratislava last Sunday. They have also accused him of the crime of general endangerment.
  • After the cold and precipitation-rich second half of September, there is a record thick snow cover (70 cm) on Lomnický Štít Peak.
  • MPs moved to the second reading of the constitutional amendment concerning the shortening of parliament.
  • More than 2,100 doctors at 31 hospitals have filed their notices.
  • Slovakia will probably be able to use unspent European funds to fight expensive energy, Finance Minister Igor Matovič wrote on Facebook.

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