rss_title ask for more powersAny changes should be discussed by experts in advance, the ministry says.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:51:01 +0100 Ministry will check experts working with ÚRSOSeveral flaws have arisen from the agreement signed with the energy regulator.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:43:27 +0100 civil patrols will continueThe Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:31:47 +0100 people support dictatorshipThe number of respondents willing to replace democracy is lower than last November.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:38:31 +0100 Law against puppy farms affects honest breedersThe recently passed law, clamping down on puppy farms will have serious consequences for honest dog breeders and state employees.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:30:56 +0100 sentence for former SNS chairmanFormer head of the Slovak National Party (SNS), gets a stricter although still conditional sentence, for drunk driving from the appellate court.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:17:46 +0100ál leaving SaSBehind his decision is disagreement with the stances of party chair Richard Sulík.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:40:29 +0100 will check overpriced EU presidencyThe presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:35:38 +0100 councillors want gambling regulation, not banSeventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:37:08 +0100 helped 36 victims of human traffickingNGOs and international organisations offered a specialised programme to trafficking victims; most women came from the Košice Region, most men from the Banská Bystrica Region.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:47:50 +0100 Parliament fails to dismiss FicoThe parliamentary debate lasted nearly 12 hours.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:22:48 +0100 inhabitants block busy road in protestThe blockade caused traffic collapse.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:10:15 +0100 the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designsEven 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 worn on green background, or on designer clothes.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:36:24 +0100 Smer on the decline, Most-Híd, SNS, SaS, KDH, on the riseSmer 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 have improved their standing.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:10:52 +0100 Sme daily starts a hunt for hoaxesIt is no longer enough for journalists to just tell the story, fake news needs to be addressed.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:46:35 +0100 ascend to mainstream politicsFalse claims frequently target minorities.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:40:08 +0100čová and Žarnay leave OĽaNO-Nova caucusThe activist MPs think they have greater chance in regional elections as independents.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:14:33 +0100 proceeding against Harabin will continue, he cannot be punished anymoreThe 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.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:06:20 +0100 rejected ombudswoman’s reportWith the report, she pointed to several serious flaws in social custody facilities.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:02:32 +0100 the EU flag not a crimeThe verdict followed the testimony of three witnesses in the incident of burning an EU flag.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:51:42 +0100 Bystrica man allegedly beat a French student because of his skin colourThe 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.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:01:54 +0100 complain about theatre playDespite lawsuits, the theatre does not plan to stop the production. It wants to present it at more schools instead.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:49:53 +0100 vote in Fico postponedMPs will continue in a special session on February 16.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:40:17 +0100 raid Bašternák premisesThe raid was linked to the residential complex Bonaparte, where PM Fico also rents a flat.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:48:54 +0100 racist commenter has returned clothesThe company selling fitness clothes saw rather a support of people in response to racist attacks.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:43:52 +0100 people leave Slovakia than arriveAbout 300,000 Slovaks have left the country in the past 15 years, mostly from far-east regions.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:09:47 +0100ánske Lesy forests should remain in state handsDispute over ownership continues after 19 years.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:32:19 +0100’s panel cancelled life sentence for alleged gangland bossAfter 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.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:37:20 +0100 initiated no-confidence vote on PM FicoThe recent chaos with energy bills and increased energy prices has brought, alongside other political earthquakes and replacement of an official, also a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Robert Fico initiated by the opposition.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:34:43 +0100 of the week“I will say it openly – we created political pressure on the regulator.”Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:30:00 +0100 grants pardonA woman who became a mother does not have to go to jail.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:23:19 +0100 and daughter hit each other's carsBoth women were drunk when driving vehicles.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:15:54 +0100 Magát guilty of illegal gun possessionPolice detained Magát in possession of revolver in December 2015.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:08:02 +0100 Coalition lives normal inner lifeAfter rumours of a coalition crisis caused by dispute over high energy prices spread around Slovakia, the PM rushed to assure that the coalition is fine and striving, but later he admitted that they need to communicate more effectively.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:34:41 +0100ĽSNS MPs got highest fine for statements on IslamWithin the recent effort to refine the behaviour and manners used there, two MPs of the far-right Kotleba-People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) received the highest possible fine for grossly insulting Islam in parliament.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:14:18 +0100 prices hike tensions in coalitionDanko calls out coalition crisis, will get to design new energy distribution policy.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:30:51 +0100 attacker stabs two Afghanistan refugeesRepresentative of the Human Rights League clarified the case that recently stirred anti-migration feeling in Slovakia.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:43:58 +0100 has new ombudswomanThe opposition hopes the coalition’s nominee Mária Patakyová will be able to criticise the ruling power.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:36:49 +0100 Former head of regulatory office sues Denník NPublished information is misleading and creates a false impression of abusing the post, departing ÚRSO head claims.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:03:10 +0100 has a centre for preventing internet addictionThe new initiative should help people fight excessive use of the internet.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:43:48 +0100 statements appear under clothes adThe company which published it however claims the model is a successful athlete with whom they have been collaborating for some time.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:24:32 +0100 prevail in three quarters of municipal newspapersMost periodicals published by municipal offices are promoting mayors rather than offering useful information for citizens.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:57:04 +0100 receives fine of €2,650SNS chairman did not admit to party loan in his property return; he also omitted to declare a mortgage.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:37:04 +0100 neo-Nazi: You should have a beer with extremistsNeo-Nazi skinhead groups operate like a religious cult, says a former member Christian Picciolini who has launched an exit project for people like himself.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:54:32 +0100 rate in Slovakia lowest since 1993The crime map however did not change much last year.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:25:03 +0100 Court dismisses appeal in Babiš caseThe Nation’s Memory Institute however points to manipulation of the case.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:22:00 +0100 of stolen oncology medicine endsNine people, including six ex-employees of the oncology institute, were charged in the case.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:10:23 +0100 of local councilor burnt outLukáš Ranik believes it was arson because he uncovered corruption.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:41:13 +0100 for ombudsperson on human rights, plans and fascismParliament will vote on the new ombudsman on Wednesday, February 8.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:22:43 +0100 president: By signing the document I took a personal stancePolice Corps president Tibor Gašpar explains why he signed the controversial document.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:18:22 +0100 SNS chair accused of endangering morals of underage girlsThe former chairman of the nationalist party repeatedly met underage girls, seduced them and offered them alcohol; now, he faces a sentence of six months to five years in prison.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:54:39 +0100’s disciplinary proceeding cancelled, postponedDue to procedural complications, the disciplinary proceeding against former top judicial representative Štefan Harabin has been postponed. The procrastination of such disciplinary proceedings has already evoked measures in a prepared amendment.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:51:45 +0100 Tolerance of extremism rising among SlovaksSlovaks have become more tolerant towards radical views – and they are more prone to present them publicly, too.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:47:50 +0100 of bird flu cases keeps increasing in SlovakiaSouthern Slovakia is hit hardest.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:49:00 +0100 okays single-round regional electionsGovernment wants to save money by reducing election rounds.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:41:17 +0100 sentenced to conditional sentence for Facebook racismThe first case of a staunch adult hater who spread racist opinions on Facebook ends after two appeals, with a two-year conditional sentence.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:41:54 +0100 Bratislava employees break silence on bullyingIn general, 94 people left Bratislava municipality in 2015.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:35:42 +0100 Poll: SNS fell to fifth place, behind Sas, ĽSNS and OĽaNOIt seems that since December, things have changed on the Slovak political scene – with some of the ruling coalition parties improving their popularity rate and others worsening.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:34:13 +0100 MPs do not apologise for derogatory remarksTwo MPs stand by their statements regarding Islam; one MP says he has already apologised for his comparison with Jews.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:27:23 +0100 for day nurseries will changeParliament overrides president’s veto, despite protests from parents.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:33:14 +0100 Court detains six members of Takáč gang, releases sevenThe detainees include one of the bosses, a former elite polcie officer and a former candidate for the Slovak Olympic Committee.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:06:57 +0100 for ombudsman post beginsThree candidates are seeking the position currently held by Jana Dubovcová.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:01:05 +0100 Society has the tools to prevent the worst from happeningRobert Fico did not appear in the Washington Post story about European far right by accident, says political analyst and director of the Institute for Public Affairs Grigorij Mesežnikov.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:47:01 +0100 of churches to become stricterThe parliament overrode the president’s veto, with some opposition support.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:58:48 +0100 Commission to give opinion on judges in MarchThe Constitutional Court still lacks three justices.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:39:14 +0100 ĽSNS deputies expelled from assembly hallThe MPs were requested to leave the assembly room only after Miroslav Beblavý’s notice.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:31:06 +0100 neurosurgeons discover unique brain surgery methodThe new technique reduces the risks of paralyses after the procedure.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:37:40 +0100’s transport company is the most transparentOnly one Slovak firm appeared on the list of most transparent companies in the V4.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:20:00 +0100 castle garage opened to publicConstruction raised protests from Bratislavans as it was built over the remains of Romano-Celtic constructions.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:21:17 +0100 liability: Firms should focus on preventionPreparation for all the risks arising from a new criminal liability law seems inevitable.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0100 for weather broken in both extremesWeather in Slovakia was unusually warm and wet last year. January 2017 was the coldest in 30 years.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:50:56 +0100ólymos calls on Slovaks to use non-polluting fuel for heatingSmog situation expected to improve Tuesday thanks to the change in weather.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:38:55 +0100 to again discuss opening hours of restaurants in the Old Town in MarchLast year the Old Town registered a number of complaints on noisy pubs.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:30:32 +0100 constitutional lawyers call for scrapping amnestiesFormer Constitutional Court judges, constitutional lawyers and academics say parliament should pass a constitutional law to abolish Mečiar’s amnesties.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:27:18 +0100 Radičová returned the award from NGOUnlike incumbent public officials, the former prime minister returned an award she received from an NGO that made a provoking declaration on migration and migrants.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:57:58 +0100 of the week“The power of command is more than a law.”Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:30:00 +0100 will not investigate use of Evka agencyCoalition supported by Kotleba’s MP.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:45:45 +0100 gang member dies of gunshotMikuláš Polóny faced charges for alleged murder in Bratislava’s Irish Pub.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:23:32 +0100 survivor: We lived in a hole like ratsHerman Schlosser experienced Anti-Semitism even after World War 2 ended.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:25:42 +0100 Supreme Court has to re-decide on the appeal case of Martinské holeThe Constitutional Court sent the case of the city of Martin back to the Supreme Court.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:18:14 +0100’s objections were refusedSlovak president Andrej Kiska expressed objections against a panel of judges of the Constitutional Court who were supposed to decide on the complaint of their colleagues whom he refused to appoint.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:07:29 +0100 Court confirmed the rights of Paška brothers were violatedAs the right to a defence of the Paška brothers – relatives of the former speaker of parliament for Smer – was allegedly violated, the criminal case goes back to district prosecutor.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:49:51 +0100 more Slovaks recognised as Righteous Among the NationsAlso President Andrej Kiska attended the event.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:10:00 +0100 a childThe Kraus family joined the partisan troops and left a child in the care of a local woman.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:00:00 +0100 in a freezing holeThe Herman family survived the winter of 1944-45 in a freezing hole under a haystack.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:00:00 +0100 person must be protectedOndrej Hažer saved two Jewish families separately during the second World War.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:00:00 +0100 prosecutor, no judgeA German soldier found Eugen Kučera during the war but did not report him.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:00:00 +0100 Danko causes uproarSNS changes its social network communication policy after users bury their profile in a pile of jokes and hate speech.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:39:12 +0100 to fight Roma criminality questionedThe Interior Ministry defends its plan to increase the number of police officers in problematic localities, but mayors would welcome other measures.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:39:10 +0100 will host more than 40 international trainingsSlovak soldiers will also attend about 40 exercises abroad in the first half of the year.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:14:49 +0100 stagnates in fight against corruptionSlovakia should focus on the exercise of power rather than changing laws says report.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:57:41 +0100 launched in SlovakiaCurrently there are 104 professors in Slovakia who are members of the platform.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100 cities suffer from smogThe higher concentration of dust particulates is caused by cold and windless weather.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:44:22 +0100 from poor families scored badly in testingThe average score of pupils was 62 percent, but children from poor environments scored less than 30 percent on average.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:28:54 +0100 coalition would lose majorityThe Christian Democrats would return to parliament ahead of Most-Híd.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:15:20 +0100 president signed conspiracy documentTibor Gašpar has not commented on the signature; President Andrej Kiska wants an explanation.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:11:10 +0100 gets quality certificateThe certificate represents very high recognition awarded by the French foreign minister.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100 diploma opens doorsThe double bachelor or master’s diploma, can be obtained by students of universities in Bratislava, Nitra, Banská Bystrica and Košice.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100 Speaker of Parliament forgot to mention a loan to Sieť in his property returnThis will cost him three months salary.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:12:55 +0100 have access to databases againDue to unpaid fees Slovak scientists lost the access to databases at the beginning of 2017.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:06:03 +0100