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Bell Helicopter expressed regret following crash

Apart from the condolences and assurance of cooperation with Slovak authorities, the official stance of the company producing the Bell 429 helicopters also points out that “it is not possible to rule in or out any… Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 13:55

The site of the crash near Prešov military air base.

Results of Judicial Council election announced

The main election committee selected eight members of the Judicial Council on May 23. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 13:51

Eight judges for the Judicial Council were elected May 23.

Čižnár filed a motion for the dissolution of the Kotleba-ĽSNS party

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 13:40

Jaromír Čižnár

Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive. Michaela Terenzani ,25. May 2017, at 9:27

Illustrative stock photo

The academy of sciences is closer to transformation

It may change the form of its operations as of July 2018. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 6:15

Pavol Šajgalík, head of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Cabinet fails to select ÚVO head, vote to be repeated soon

The much debated selection of the head of the Public Procurement Office (ÚVO) that oversees the state’s tenders ended without a winner. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 6:07

ÚVO head candidate Peter Kubovič (L) at a public hearing by cabinet, May 24.

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies. Roman Cuprik ,24. May 2017, at 14:37

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. May 2017, at 13:58

Police President Tibor Gašpar

UNESCO and WWF concerned about protection of Primeval Beech Forests

The Slovak ministry response says that the protection of the area is one of its priorities.23. May 2017, at 21:56

European bison - illustrative stock photo

Foreign soldiers to move across Slovakia

They will attend several international exercises. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. May 2017, at 13:35

The launch of the first Slovak satellite set

After several problems with the American Falcon 9 rocket, the satellite is now expected to be sent into orbit from India. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. May 2017, at 13:29

Presentation of the first Slovak satellite named skCUBE.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. May 2017, at 0:11

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.22. May 2017, at 23:19

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Technical failure seems to be behind police helicopter crash

Black boxes will be sent to the US for examination in a thorough investigation. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 14:06

The furneral march of the two deceased firemen-rescuers who died in the helicopter crash (Radoslav Lacko and Peter Toďor). from the fire station to the Concathedral of St Nicolas in Prešov, May 16.

Slovak climber dies on Mount Everest

Vladimír Štrba managed to climb the southern subsidiary peak of the tallest mountain in the world but did not have strength enough to return. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 13:39

V. Štrba in Namche Bazaar with Tenji Sherpa and famous climber Ueli Steck who also died recently in an attempt to climb Everest.

Savchenko is a traitor and people have extraterrestrial blood are hoaxes

The Slovak Spectator brings a selection of hoaxes that appeared on the internet in Slovakia over the past week. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 13:18

Nadia Savchenko

Quote of the week

“You will never make me say it was a black hole.” Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. May 2017, at 6:30

Robert Fico signing the Rome Declaration

Slovakia wants to ban pesticides only in part

The Agricultural Ministry will not support the absolute ban of pesticides, thinks Greenpeace. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. May 2017, at 23:21

Kaliňák allegedly involved in another real estate scandal

Interior Ministry bought two buildings for €2 million more than their real value, opposition party OĽaNO claims. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. May 2017, at 22:50

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Israelis to educate Slovak teachers about holocaust

The Ministry of Education agrees cooperation with Yad Vashem. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. May 2017, at 22:37

Yad Vashem museum

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