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Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners. Radka Minarechová ,24. Feb 2017, at 6:35

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Quote of the week

“I have not studied it, but I think if you did not pay invoices (in the past) society expelled you.” Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Feb 2017, at 6:30

SaS chair Richard Sulík

Kiska vetoes single-round regional elections

President Andrej Kiska returns two amendments about regional elections for re-negotiations, informed the SME daily. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Feb 2017, at 22:25

Andrej Kiska

Prosecutor to check state heritage institution over video

Video speculates about what would have happened if Slovaks had stood up against Adolf Hitler. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Feb 2017, at 21:57

Marián Tkáč

Shortage of vegetables in Europe’s supermarkets is a hoax

An overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeks Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Feb 2017, at 17:19

Household consumption improved.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Feb 2017, at 13:45

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Supreme Court confirmed extraordinary sentences, including for woman

The people who murdered a bachelor in order to acquire his family house got their extraordinary sentences – for 25 years – confirmed by the Supreme Court. Included in the confirmation is a woman who was involved in… Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Feb 2017, at 13:39

Slovak Supreme Court in Bratislava

Minister Richter makes concession in “créches law”

New law ambiguous as to who is eligible for their children to go into day care centres, whether private or public. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Feb 2017, at 13:27

Labour Minister Ján Richter met with President Andrej Kiska on the creches law.

Action plan for Roma integration to bring financial literacy

The action plans approved by government for 2016-2018 aim for better financial literacy, Roma children studying at common elementary schools and also fewer long-term unemployed. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 23:16

Government Proxy for the Roma Communities Ábel Ravasz.

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 23:00

President Andrej Kiska, illustrative stock photo

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia. Michaela Terenzani ,22. Feb 2017, at 22:08

The accused woman arrives to the court.

Midwives ask for more powers

Any changes should be discussed by experts in advance, the ministry says. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 13:51

Justice Ministry will check experts working with ÚRSO

Several flaws have arisen from the agreement signed with the energy regulator. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 13:43

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 13:31

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.

Fewer people support dictatorship

The number of respondents willing to replace democracy is lower than last November. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2017, at 21:38

Ministry: Law against puppy farms affects honest breeders

The recently passed law, clamping down on puppy farms will have serious consequences for honest dog breeders and state employees. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2017, at 21:30

Illustrative stock photo.

Stricter sentence for former SNS chairman

Former head of the Slovak National Party (SNS), gets a stricter although still conditional sentence, for drunk driving from the appellate court. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2017, at 21:17

Ján Slota, illustrative stock photo

Mihál leaving SaS

Behind his decision is disagreement with the stances of party chair Richard Sulík. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2017, at 13:40

Jozef Mihál (l) and Richard Sulík (r)

Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2017, at 13:35

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 21:37

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