News

Eurobarometer: Trust in police has increased since spring 2018

Slovaks trust European institutions more than their national ones.Nina Francelová, 20. Feb 2019, at 17:43

Slovaks trust more European institutions than the national ones.

Murder of journalist: How did Ján and Martina die?

Journalists working with Ján Kuciak described how he and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were killed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Feb 2019, at 14:40

People still remember Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

The first and only Slovak astronaut flew into space 20 years ago

Ivan Bella spent eight days in space, experimenting with Japanese quails.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Feb 2019, at 13:49

Ivan Bella

Fico: I will not run for Constitutional Court in March

Former PM to journalists: Nobody harms Slovakia like some of you do.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2019, at 21:58

Smer head Robert Fico.

Opposition fails to recall Education Minister Lubyová

The reason was the dubious distribution of the state's stimuli for science and research.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2019, at 14:04

Education Minister Martina Lubyová (SNS nominee)

A new authority will protect Slovak whistleblowers

No employer can lay off a whistleblower and his/her colleagues, the law stipulates.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2019, at 14:01

The new Whistleblower Protection Act establishes a new office to protect Slovak whistleblowers.

Bratislava has avoided traffic collapse for now

The traffic jams and tailbacks due to roadworks were no worse than usual said reports on February 18.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2019, at 1:09

Bratislava roads during rush hour.
Foto

The chances of Šefčovič, Mistrík and Čaputová for the presidency are narrowed

The recent AKO poll shows only small differences between the top three candidates. Secondary school students would choose Čaputová in simulated presidential elections.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2019, at 0:58

Zuzana Čaputová and Robert Mistrík

Dutch Embassy in Slovakia is the greenest of all

The embassy has gone zero-waste. Its employees use no plastic bags and use reusable lunch boxes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2019, at 14:12

A bag made of old clothes

Special Prosecutor Kováčik denies speculations over his loan

His bank reported a suspicious bank operation to the police, but they did not deal with the case. The incumbent police corps president may order the case to be re-opened.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2019, at 13:58

Special Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik

Constitutional Court forced to follow plan B

The court now has only four active judges and has published new work schedule.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2019, at 13:41

Constitutional Court in Košice

Bratislava road closures: Five things you need to know

Closures of frequently used roads will complicate traffic in the Slovak capital.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Feb 2019, at 0:07

Traffic in Bratislava will get complicated as of February 15.

Poll: Smer would have won parliamentary elections

Nine parties would enter parliament.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Feb 2019, at 23:29

Parliament fails to elect Constitutional Court candidates

The court will operate only with four judges from Saturday, February 16. What will happen next?Nina Francelová, 14. Feb 2019, at 19:57

UPDATED: Protest gatherings will return to Slovakia one year after the murders of Kuciak and Kušnírová

The gatherings will be held under the slogan “We won’t forget! We will continue!”.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Feb 2019, at 13:56

November 16 gathering in Bratislava

Ex-anti-corruption unit head Krajmer leaves his Interior Ministry job

His presence at the crime scene following the murder of Ján Kuciak sparked controversy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Feb 2019, at 13:51

Róbert Krajmer (second left) at the crime scene in front of Ján Kuciak's house.

Political analyst Miroslav Kusý has died

He was one of the first signatories of Charter 77. After the revolution, he co-founded several organisations and served as rector of Comenius University.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Feb 2019, at 13:48

Miroslav Kusý

R. Fico: A sack of potatoes could defeat Kotleba

But why use potatoes if you can join forces to achieve your goals?Ján Krempaský14. Feb 2019, at 11:10

Former PM Robert Fico congratulates Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini for winning support for his cabinet in parliament.

Another presidential poll confirms Čaputová's growth

Nonetheless, OĽaNO head Igor Matovič is asking her to withdraw from the race.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Feb 2019, at 22:28

Presidential candidate Zuzana Čaputová

Andrej Danko: I will not renounce Russia

I have done more for Slovakia-USA relations than any other public official, the Slovak speaker of parliament added.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Feb 2019, at 22:23

Speaker Andrej Danko with Chairman of Russia's State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in Moscow.