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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

Slovakia helped 36 victims of human trafficking

NGOs and international organisations offered a specialised programme to trafficking victims; most women came from the Košice Region, most men from the Banská Bystrica Region. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 13:47

Trafficked people can be forced into false marriages, illustrative stock photo.
UPDATED: 17. Feb 2017, at 13:36

UPDATED: Parliament fails to dismiss Fico

The parliamentary debate lasted nearly 12 hours. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 22:22

Fico (left) and Matovič.

Kysuce inhabitants block busy road in protest

The blockade caused traffic collapse. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 22:10

How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…By Marcela Glevická16. Feb 2017, at 16:36

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Poll: Smer on the decline, Most-Híd, SNS, SaS, KDH, on the rise

Smer is still the strongest party of the political spectre, but it has considerably declined in popularity, a Median poll shows, adding that apart from SNS, it is mostly opposition and non-parliamentary parties that… Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 14:10

Leaders of the three coalition parties: Robert Fico, Andrej Danko, Béla Bugár (l-r).

The Sme daily starts a hunt for hoaxes

It is no longer enough for journalists to just tell the story, fake news needs to be addressed.Daniel Hoťka16. Feb 2017, at 12:46

Hoaxes ascend to mainstream politics

False claims frequently target minorities. Roman Cuprik ,16. Feb 2017, at 12:40

Roma settlement in Markušovce

Dubačová and Žarnay leave OĽaNO-Nova caucus

The activist MPs think they have greater chance in regional elections as independents. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 0:14

Activist and OĽaNO MP Viera Dubačová

Disciplinary proceeding against Harabin will continue, he cannot be punished anymore

The motion of the chairperson of the Supreme Court (SC), Daniela Švecová, against SC judge Štefan Harabin will continue but her appeal was refused. Thus, the case returns to a first-instance disciplinary senate. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 0:06

Supreme Court president Daniela Švecová

MPs rejected ombudswoman’s report

With the report, she pointed to several serious flaws in social custody facilities. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Feb 2017, at 14:02

Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová

Burning the EU flag not a crime

The verdict followed the testimony of three witnesses in the incident of burning an EU flag. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Feb 2017, at 13:51

Marián Mišún (l)

A Bystrica man allegedly beat a French student because of his skin colour

The man attacked a foreign student in a bar; now, he faces three years' prison and is the first Slovak in custody under new, stricter rules. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Feb 2017, at 23:01

Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, illustrative stock photo

Extremists complain about theatre play

Despite lawsuits, the theatre does not plan to stop the production. It wants to present it at more schools instead. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Feb 2017, at 22:49

A scene from the play.

No-confidence vote in Fico postponed

MPs will continue in a special session on February 16. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Feb 2017, at 22:40

Police raid Bašternák premises

The raid was linked to the residential complex Bonaparte, where PM Fico also rents a flat. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Feb 2017, at 13:48

A police car standing in front of the residential complex on Tupého Street.

No racist commenter has returned clothes

The company selling fitness clothes saw rather a support of people in response to racist attacks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Feb 2017, at 13:43

More people leave Slovakia than arrive

About 300,000 Slovaks have left the country in the past 15 years, mostly from far-east regions. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Feb 2017, at 23:09

Slánske Lesy forests should remain in state hands

Dispute over ownership continues after 19 years. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Feb 2017, at 22:32

Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná (l) and Lesy SR head Marian Staník (r)

Harabin’s panel cancelled life sentence for alleged gangland boss

After the alleged boss of the Sýkorovci mafia gang was finally tried and received a life sentence, the Supreme Court panel, presided over by infamous Slovak judge Štefan Harabin, overturned the original verdict. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Feb 2017, at 13:37

Róbert Lališ in court

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