Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskDeputy general prosecutor resigns after communicating with a suspect in Kuciak's murderFacebook chat with the person who is suspected of paying for Kuciak's murder has ended his career.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:03:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22029835/deputy-general-prosecutor-resigns-after-communicating-with-a-suspect-in-kuciaks-murder.htmlHow powerful is a Slovak passport?Slovaks have visa-free access to 180 destinations in Europe, America, and eastern Africa.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:56:50 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22029662/how-powerful-is-a-slovak-passport.htmlUniversity has confirmed: Parliament's Speaker copied large parts of his thesisThe commission did not use the word “plagiarism”, which Danko used to dismiss his critics.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:26:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028994/university-has-confirmed-parliaments-speaker-copied-large-parts-of-his-thesis.htmlRuling parties split over attitude to RussiaSlovakia has not updated its security strategy since 2005.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:12:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22029589/ruling-parties-split-over-attitude-to-russia.htmlTwo Bratislava university hospital clinics may collapseBut the ministry and the hospital are not panicking.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:51:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22029282/two-bratislava-university-hospital-clinics-may-collapse.htmlSlovakia, we have a problemThe first satellite has basically gone silent forever.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:41:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22029277/slovakia-we-have-a-problem.htmlAccused in Kuciak murder had powerful contactsAlena Zs. accused of paying for the murder, called several people her friend.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:00:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028703/accused-in-kuciak-murder-had-powerful-contacts.htmlSize of investigative team in Kuciak's murder reducedThe police president wants to prevent information leaks.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:42:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028676/size-of-investigative-team-in-kuciaks-murder-reduced.html2018 was the hottest year in historyWhich month was the warmest?Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:34:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028665/2018-was-the-hottest-year-in-history.htmlRita Ora helps Slovak police protect raptorsAlthough this dog cannot sing Poison, it can detect it.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:49:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22027752/rita-ora-helps-slovak-police-protect-raptors.htmlThousands of households in central Slovakia left without electricitySnow also complicated transport, particularly at higher altitudes.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:43:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028268/thousands-of-households-in-central-slovakia-left-without-electricity.htmlŠefčovič reportedly confirmed he is running for presidentHowever, the current vice-president of the European Commission says he has not made a final decision yet.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:24:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028231/sefcovic-will-reportedly-run-for-president.htmlPrepare for traffic hell in BratislavaConstruction of the ring road and the new bus station will affect traffic at important points.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:43:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22027856/prepare-for-traffic-hell-in-bratislava.htmlAlcohol and phones caused the most road accidents in 2018The fine for using a phone while driving and some other penalties will be increased in 2019.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:13:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025994/alcohol-and-phones-caused-the-most-road-accidents-in-2018.htmlSpecial prosecutor now wants the original Gorilla recordingDušan Kováčik has blocked this important investigation several times in the past.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 05:56:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025871/special-prosecutor-now-wants-the-original-gorilla-recording.htmlSpeaker of Parliament Danko sets the date for presidential electionsThose interested in running for president now have time until the end of January to submit their candidacies.Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:06:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025522/speaker-of-parliament-danko-sets-the-date-for-presidential-elections.htmlDiplomat Ján Kubiš named a Lebanon envoyOnly a few days ago, Kubiš admitted his ambition of running for president.Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:00:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025518/diplomat-jan-kubis-named-a-lebanon-envoy.htmlCandidates for CC judges include Harabin's helpers and extremistsSeveral candidates have previously made controversial decisions.Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:04:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024993/candidates-for-cc-judges-include-harabins-helpers-and-extremists.htmlBratislava's railway station will welcome hockey fans, unreconstructedWorks on the railway station will not be finished before the ice hockey world championship starts in May, said the transport minister.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025120/bratislavas-railway-station-will-welcome-hockey-fans-unreconstructed.htmlFour provisions regarding extremism ruled unconstitutionalThe Constitutional Court accepted the complaint submitted by opposition MPs.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:49:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025093/four-provisions-regarding-extremism-ruled-unconstitutional.htmlByzantine theologians or a Communist president? Searching for the Greatest SlovakMany nominations evoked criticism. But a TV show is not a sociological survey, experts say.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 18:11:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024568/byzantine-theologians-or-a-communist-president-searching-for-the-greatest-slovak.htmlHolcová: Organised crime has not noticed Czechoslovakia’s break-upA centre that helps reveal crimes with international links was absent in Slovakia, says a Czech investigative journalist who collaborated with Ján Kuciak.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 17:30:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025021/holcova-organised-crime-has-not-noticed-czechoslovakias-break-up.htmlWill EC Vice-President Šefčovič run for president?Robert Fico wants him to be Smer's number one. Meanwhile, diplomat Ján Kubiš is considering running for president.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:49:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024629/will-ec-vice-president-sefcovic-run-for-president.htmlNew investigative centre, named after Kuciak, will help reveal corruptionThe centre is named after murdered journalist Ján Kuciak, who pursued similar principles in his work.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:46:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024637/new-investigative-centre-will-seek-cooperation-among-media.htmlThe Education Ministry has allocated stimuli against the lawSeveral companies, which obtained R&D subsidies, are unregistered and do not do research.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:38:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024183/the-education-ministry-has-allocated-stimuli-against-the-law.htmlA bus driver was shot at in BratislavaThe police are looking for the offender.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:35:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024260/a-bus-driver-was-shot-at-in-bratislava.htmlPresident awards state honours to 30 peopleAndrej Kiska recognised 15 women and 15 men.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:31:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024245/president-awards-state-honours-to-30-people.htmlSlovakia struggles with heavy snowfallPublic transport in Bratislava faced several problems and three flights had to be rerouted.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:23:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024235/slovakia-struggles-with-heavy-snowfall.htmlControversial businessman Kočner allegedly commanded the general prosecutorThe recording, found by the police, reportedly proves the claim.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:53:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023846/controversial-businessman-kocner-allegedly-commanded-the-general-prosecutor.htmlDoctors have signed contracts with the state-run insurerThe weeks-long dispute has come to an end.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:49:48 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023804/doctors-have-signed-contracts-with-the-state-run-insurer.htmlEx-Smer MP Rošková charged with farm subsidy fraudHer company allegedly received farm subsidies on airport or parking.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:43:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023788/ex-smer-mp-roskova-charged-with-farm-subsidy-fraud.htmlMost Slovaks think that the police will not find the person who ordered Kuciak’s murderSmer and SNS voters trust the police most.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:15:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023192/most-slovaks-think-that-the-police-will-not-find-the-person-who-ordered-kuciaks-murder.htmlUPDATED: Ex-PM Fico wants to be a Constitutional Court judgeSeveral other politically active figures also want to run for seats in the Constitutional Court.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:04:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023186/ex-pm-fico-wants-to-be-a-constitutional-court-judge.htmlHow to get rid of your Christmas tree in BratislavaCollection and removal will last until end of March.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:19:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022842/how-to-get-rid-of-your-christmas-tree-in-bratislava.htmlHighest chalet in the High Tatras hit by avalancheThe risk of avalanches in the mountains persists.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:19:12 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022822/highest-chalet-in-the-high-tatras-hit-by-avalanche.htmlSNS orders new, allegedly unnecessary, howitzersThe Defence Ministry intends to pay €172 million for 25 new howitzers. Observers question the plan.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:11:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022814/sns-orders-new-allegedly-unnecessary-howitzers.htmlFormer ex-minister faces charges for commissioning murderPavol Rusko is said to have engaged ex-mafia boss Mikuláš Černák to commit the murder back in 1997.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:01:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022802/former-ex-minister-faces-charges-for-commissioning-murder.htmlWaiting times at the Foreigners' Police get worseThe number of people from non-EU countries working in Slovakia doubled in 2018.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:58:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020524/waiting-lines-at-the-foreigners-police-get-worse.htmlWhat to expect in 2019?Five things that will shape Slovakia this year.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:27:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020365/five-things-that-will-move-Slovakia-in-2019.htmlSlovakia now officially chairing the OSCESituation in Ukraine will be one of the focuses of the chairmanship.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:13:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020130/osce-chairmanship-slovakia-2019.html