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Focus poll: One-third of voters would support the coalition of PS, Spolu and Za Ľudí

The poll was carried out for the private broadcaster TV Markíza.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Oct 2019, at 13:34

Za Ľudí met at a congress in late September.

Kočner allegedly made a death threat against ex-general prosecutor Trnka

The recently published conversation concerns the Gorilla file, describing corruptive practices.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Oct 2019, at 13:28

Marian Kočner in court.

Brussels calls on Slovakia not to segregate Roma at schools

Despite adopting measures to eliminate segregation, the EC considers the steps insufficient.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Oct 2019, at 13:18

Illustrative stock photo

Vadala sentenced by Italian courts for drug smuggling

His 'Ndrangheta mafia clan smuggled cocaine from South America.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Oct 2019, at 23:03

Antonino Vadala at the Košice court session on April 20, which decided on his extradition.

Constitutional Court finally gets all its judges

Court working at half-speed for eight months.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 10. Oct 2019, at 17:47

Left to right: Ladislav Duditš, Libor Duľa, Rastislav Kaššák, Miloš Maďar, Peter Straka and Martin Vernarský
Interior Minister Denisa Saková

Čaputová on Threema: We should be just when demanding justice

The president labelled the Threema scandal, if confirmed, “the biggest failure” of the Slovak judiciary.Michaela Terenzani, 10. Oct 2019, at 13:28

President Zuzana Čaputová

Parking changes in Bratislava’s Old Town

Residential parking cards will be cheaper; paid parking for visitors to the city centre will be extended.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2019, at 22:56

Police launch criminal prosecution related to Threema

The Judicial Council will question five judges on October 14.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2019, at 19:42

Monika Jankovská

V4 countries reject EU’s plan on the redistribution of migrants

The plan was drafted by only four EU countries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2019, at 14:02

Migrants are being rescued in the Mediterranean
UPDATED: 9. Oct 2019, at 19:57

SaS maths: 21 renegades out, 23 new members in

Chairman Richard Sulik says the conflict in the party is over.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2019, at 13:51

The members of the Democratic Code platform.

Slovaks will be able to use their eIDs in other EU countries

The European Commission has approved Slovakia’s eID scheme.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2019, at 22:28

EU member states will be obliged to accept Slovak eIDs after the EC approved Slovakia's eID scheme

Kočner's defence will cast doubts on Threema

Problems with breaking the encryption on the iPhone X have also been reported abroad.Roman Cuprik, 8. Oct 2019, at 14:42

Marian Kočner and his lawyer Marek Para in court.

Čaputová signs disputed nature protection law

Activists prepare a lawsuit against the law at the European Court of Justice.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2019, at 13:54

President Zuzana Čaputová

Special prosecutor Kováčik claims no links to Kočner and Bödör

Dušan Kováčik does not plan on leaving the office before 2021.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2019, at 13:44

Dušan Kováčik

Parents will receive higher allowance

Those who worked before becoming parents will be better off.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Oct 2019, at 21:52

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Jankovská to face discipline proposed by the minister

Judge Maruniaková under check over her ruling in Kočner's favour.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Oct 2019, at 21:49

Former state secretary Monika Jankovská

Most people are concerned about Kočner’s communication

About one-third of voters do not believe the text messages.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Oct 2019, at 13:27

Marian Kočner (centre) in court.

SaS approves slate without renegades

Head of parliamentary caucus Natália Blahová has been excluded. Party chair Sulík pushed through his people.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Oct 2019, at 13:22

SaS introduced its slate for the upcoming parliamentary election.

A. Pižurný on the 1989 Revolution: I did not want the world to be split

Anton Pižurný did not believe the communist regime could fall. Yet, he copied an illegal document that would help to bring about the revolution in his town.Dominika Borbélyová5. Oct 2019, at 6:17

“I began to understand the world was divided and that what was happening in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (ČSSR) was not exactly what I wanted,” Pižurný says.