rss_titlehttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssrss_subtitlerss_contact_emailskBachelor degree undervaluedHaving a bachelor degree in Slovakia is still considered as an unfinished education.Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:01:58 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20520077/bachelor-degree-undervalued.htmlEset gets closer to building a Silicon ValleyThe software company won the bid for former hospital grounds in western Bratislava. The purchase opens the way for its plans to build an R&D campus there.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:34:21 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20519855/eset-gets-closer-to-building-a-silicon-valley.htmlĽSNS MP Stanislav Mizík charged with extremist crimesA police raid in his office on April 27 was followed by official charges of extremism.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:26:41 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20519430/lsns-mp-stanislav-mizik-charged-with-extremist-crimes.htmlProsecutor’s Office did not file motion to examine Bašternák’s propertyThe state body explained its inactivity with the argument that the difference between property and income established did not exceed the 1,500-multiple of the minimum wage for 2016, spokesman of the Bratislava Regional Prosecutor’s Office said.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:56:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20519318/prosecutors-office-did-not-file-motion-to-examine-basternaks-property.htmlLetters can be checked at work – but is it legal?The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the Constitution and Slovak law.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:56:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20518608/letters-can-be-checked-at-work-but-is-it-legal.htmlParliament's Office makes concession, it will not open lettersBoth the head of the Parliament's Office Daniel Guspan and Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák stand behind the Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko, denying that it was he who decided on the questionable order.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:08:03 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20518902/parliaments-office-makes-concession-it-will-not-open-letters.htmlUPDATED: MFA did not violate laws with presidency eventsThe inspection of the Public Procurement Office has not revealed any flaws, despite the criticism of former ministry employees.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:09:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20518265/mfa-did-not-violate-laws-with-presidency-events.htmlRadio fined for discussion with extremistThe radio needs to pay €15,000 for failing to secure the impartiality of a talk show.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:56:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20518233/radio-fined-for-discussion-with-extremist.htmlDanko’s office opens MPs’ lettersOĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:14:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517729/dankos-office-opens-mps-letters.htmlBašternák files complaint concerning his chargeLadislav Bašternák, known as a crony of several top Smer politicians and charged with not paying taxes and levies, filed a complaint concerning the decision of the investigator.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:35:26 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517676/basternak-files-complaint-concerning-his-charge.htmlPark in Digital GarageMaking an online certificate – a good reason to stay on the internet.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20520080/park-in-digital-garage.htmlKiska stays away from parliamentary politicsPresident Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:46:50 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513560/kiska-stays-away-from-parliamentary-politics.htmlNo plea bargain in the bulletin-board tender yetSome defendants in the corruption scandal of the first Fico government claim they are innocent.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:49:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517230/no-plea-bargain-in-the-bulletin-board-tender-yet.htmlSlovakia reports first case of measlesThe 25-year-old Italian suffering from the disease studies in Košice.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:33:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517220/slovakia-reports-first-case-of-measles.htmlGovernment ignores anticorruption demandsProtesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:51:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516975/government-ignores-anticorruption-demands.htmlUSA military convoy to drive through SlovakiaThis summer, the USA military convoy will drive through Slovakia en route to NATO exercises.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:51:19 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516662/usa-military-convoy-to-drive-through-slovakia.htmlThe most homeless live in Ružinov boroughAt least 2,064 homeless people live in the capital city.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:30:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516641/the-most-homeless-live-in-ruzinov-borough.htmlTwo railway stations in southern Slovakia get bilingual signsGradually 55 bilingual signs will be installed by the end of September.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:16:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516234/two-railway-stations-in-southern-slovakia-get-bilingual-signs.htmlSeminar about Tiso takes place in NitraControversial historian invited to speak about Slovakia’s wartime president; Israeli Embassy condemns decision.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:42:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516591/seminar-about-tiso-takes-place-in-nitra.htmlTIS: More people trust whistleblower Hlávková than Foreign MinistryA survey shows that in the scandal concerning overpriced orders of the Slovak presidency of the Council of EU, public trust the whistleblower, Zuzana Hlávková, rather than the Foreign Ministry which organised them.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:36:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516122/tis-more-people-trust-whistleblower-hlavkova-than-foreign-ministry.htmlStocktaking follows ammunition theft, no results drawn yetThe theft in a Slovak army ammunition store in Trenčín provoked a thorough stocktaking in military stores; however, the army is not willing to specify if anything else is missing.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:17:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516175/stocktaking-follows-ammunition-theft-no-results-drawn-yet.htmlPresident Kiska uses train for first timeAfter criticism from coalition MPs for flying and a troublesome car trip, Slovak President Kiska to commute to Bratislava by international train, boarding it in his hometown of Poprad.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:12:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516199/president-kiska-uses-train-for-first-time.htmlSuicide game does not exist and visa-free regime for Ukrainians is not a lieThe Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes from the past two weeks.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:19:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516214/suicide-game-does-not-exist-and-visa-free-regime-for-ukrainians-is-not-a-lie.htmlIt’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in SlovakiaAre Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems. But the situation might be improving.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513530/its-not-easy-being-an-alien-in-slovakia.htmlQuote of the week“You are asking this question based on what some 10,000 people demand, but what about the 350,000 people who gave him their preferential votes?”Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513515/quote-of-the-week.htmlDefence Ministry plans to buy 485 armoured vehiclesPurchase will cost 1.2 billion euros.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:03:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513673/defence-ministry-plans-to-buy-485-armoured-vehicles.htmlSome nurses earn less than 405 eurosResearch showed, that nurses are not satisfied with their salaries.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:56:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513704/some-nurses-earn-less-than-405-euros.htmlNearly half of firm representatives still have no activated eID cardThe approaching tourist season and applications for passports will prolong the waiting times.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:42:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513580/nearly-half-of-firm-representatives-still-have-no-activated-eid-card.htmlPolice president unwilling to leaveIf Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák decides to dismiss Police president Tibor Gašpar for political reasons, he will respect it.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:36:26 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513698/police-president-unwilling-to-leave.html24 injured in accident blocking highway near PopradStrong winds, snow, and accidents have left the highway still closed.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:27:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513085/24-injured-in-accident-blocking-highway-near-poprad.htmlFacebook blocks Kotleba’s official siteSome previously blocked pages have been restored but many remain unavailable.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:01:21 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512645/facebook-blocks-kotlebas-official-site.htmlSnow surprised BratislavaThe weather will remain cold and windy in following days.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:55:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512640/snow-surprised-bratislava.htmlEducation reform can also come from belowUS experts are expected to help with the new initiative aimed at searching for innovative educational projects.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:38:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512305/education-reform-can-also-come-from-below.htmlDisciplinary senate acquits controversial judge, againIt is already the third verdict issued in favour of ex-Supreme Court president Štefan Harabin.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:05:47 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512057/disciplinary-senate-acquits-controversial-judge-again.htmlNew political party will emerge in SlovakiaNon-affiliated MPs Miroslav Beblavý and Jozef Mihál say the new party may emerge by the end of this year; they have not specified its name yet.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:01:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512055/new-political-party-will-emerge-in-slovakia.htmlAbout 5,000 marched against corruptionThe secondary school students wanted to point to no solutions to big cases; they call for the dismissal of several representatives responsible for solving the corruption scandals.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:39:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511745/about-5000-marched-against-corruption.htmlOne-fourth of students to be lost to brain drainA total of 18 universities and 489 students from various fields of study have participated in the survey.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:01:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511741/one-fourth-of-students-to-be-lost-to-brain-drain.htmlAfter spring weather, Slovakia faces record cold and snowMarch and the first half of April were warm and mild but during Easter a cold spell began that took temperatures closer to the long term average.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:57:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511665/after-spring-weather-slovakia-faces-record-cold-and-snow.htmlWhy big fish are not in jailThe most infamous corruption cases have been halted by the offices of special prosecutor Dušan Kováčik and police chief Tibor Gašpar.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:54:41 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511071/why-big-fish-are-not-in-jail.htmlSpace technologies help monitor land slides and deformationsA satellite is used to monitor the slope above Devínska street in Bratislava.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:15:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20510405/space-technologies-help-monitor-land-slides-and-deformations.htmlLeader of the Piťo gang confesses to murderHe also called on his accomplices to collaborate with the police.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:40:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511241/leader-of-the-pito-gang-confesses-to-murder.htmlThousands are expected to march against corruptionThe protest march is also supported by President Andrej Kiska.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:16:31 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511225/thousands-are-expected-to-march-against-corruption.htmlWW2 grenade found in Bratislava during spring cleanupAnnouncements about finding old ammunition are quite common in Slovakia during spring work in fields.Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:03:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20510283/ww2-grenade-found-in-bratislava-during-spring-cleanup.htmlSurgeon worked under influence of alcoholUniversity hospital in Bratislava fired the head of the surgery clinic.Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:01:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508947/surgeon-worked-under-influence-of-alcohol.htmlVandals wrote “Jude raus“ on Pohoda festival officePolice are investigating the anti-semitic motto targeting the biggest music festival in Slovakia.Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:48:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508940/vandals-wrote-jude-raus-on-pohoda-festival-office.htmlRailway traffic stopped between Trenčín and Nové Mesto nad VáhomOn a busy day over the Easter period, Maundy Thursday, railway traffic bringing passengers from all over Slovakia to their families was suspended.Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:33:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508508/railway-traffic-stopped-between-trencin-and-nove-mesto-nad-vahom.htmlDespite bias, two judges to decide on Mečiar amnesties anywayThe Constitutional Court has supported two of its judges who were connected in the past with the HZDS party and its chairman, Vladimír Mečiar, on the fate of whose amnesties they should decide - decided another judge connected to HZDS.Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:30:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508487/despite-bias-two-judges-to-decide-on-meciar-amnesties-anyway.htmlKiska to swear in new judges on April 24After judges themselves complained about their numbers, President Andrej Kiska is set to appoint another group.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:48:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508154/kiska-to-swear-in-new-judges-on-april-24.htmlSNS has still not recovered from 'Captain' DankoThe Slovak National Party sticks with 10 percent of the vote; it was even overtaken by extremists.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:23:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508124/sns-has-still-not-recovered-from-captain-danko.htmlFico and Danko interfere with public-service mediaStatements by PM Robert Fico and Parliamentary Speaker Andrej Danko about the public-service broadcaster provoke press freedom concerns.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:50:11 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507927/fico-and-danko-interfere-with-public-service-media.htmlPresident will not found any partyPresident Kiska also does not plan to run for parliament; the decision on his next presidential candidacy is not yet clear.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:21:19 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507568/president-will-not-found-any-party.htmlMatovič manipulated accounting booksBut criminal prosecution was halted as the matter was time-barred.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:12:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507559/matovic-manipulated-accounting-books.htmlWoman killed by excavator at highway construction siteA car was crushed at the construction site of the longest D1 highway tunnel.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:00:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507151/woman-killed-by-excavator-at-highway-construction-site.htmlDriver who blocked ambulance is chargedHe may face up to one year in prison for general endangerment.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:40:33 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507139/driver-who-blocked-ambulance-is-charged.htmlI was digging in the ground, cryingThe League Against Cancer helps people overcome cancer-related depression.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:41:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20506151/i-was-digging-in-the-ground-crying.htmlPresident and wife expecting third childThe child will be born in August.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:29:47 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20506488/president-and-wife-expecting-third-child.htmlSlovaks do not trust independence of courtsAccording to an EU report, Slovakia show the least amount of trust in the independence of courts within the EU.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:17:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20506468/slovaks-do-not-trust-independence-of-courts.htmlFico meets representatives of Rule of Law initiativeThree areas on which the initiative focuses are transparency and predictability of the legislative process, corruption, and transparent, effective judiciary.Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:52:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20505645/fico-meets-representatives-of-rule-of-law-initiative.htmlFacebook blocks main fanpage of the Kotleba's far-right ĽSNS partyPeople report that Kotleba’s fanpages do not follow the social network's community guidelines.Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:24:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20505651/facebook-blocks-main-fanpage-of-the-kotlebas-far-right-lsns-party.htmlMinister Richter untouched by no-confidence voteEven the scandal surrounding underage clients of the resocialisation centre did not prompt the ruling coalition MPs to vote to recall the Labour Minister.Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:48:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20505397/minister-richter-untouched-by-no-confidence-vote.htmlFirst car journey of President Kiska shows risksAfter criticism from the interior minister, President Andrej Kiska made his first journey to his hometown of Poprad by car – but it turned out not to be as safe or cheap as the minister claimed.Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:41:50 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20505367/first-car-journey-of-president-kiska-shows-risks.htmlYoung Roma played football match against diplomatsDimplomats, MPs, and Roma came together on the field to play football and create new ties.Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:35:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20505312/young-roma-played-football-match-against-diplomats.htmlNo service at Bratislava's immigration office on TuesdayBratislava's department of the foreigners' police will be out of service on April 11.Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:43:27 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20503647/no-service-at-bratislavas-immigration-office-on-tuesday.htmlSlovak Maidan will come after amnesties are scrapped is a hoaxThis is the overview of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:40:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502299/slovak-maidan-will-come-after-amnesties-are-scrapped-is-a-hoax.htmlTo Mars in 2030s?Slovak scientist Michaela Musilová, who has recently returned from her second simulated mission to Mars, says it is possible.Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:14:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502879/to-mars-in-2030s.htmlMedia face fines for improper use of 'Great Britain'The Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Authority informed the media that fines can be up to €6600.Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:08:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502936/media-face-fines-for-improper-use-of-great-britain.htmlDaffodils decorate Slovakia to fight cancerFriday, April 7th belongs to oncology patients.Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:41:11 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502938/daffodils-decorate-slovakia-to-fight-cancer.htmlComenius University among 500 best universitiesIn comparison to last year university jumped by 12 places.Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:33:58 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502944/comenius-university-among-500-best-universities.htmlKrajniak's bill banning mosques in Slovakia is rejectedParliament turned down the bill proposing a ban on the building of mosques, filed by an opposition MP.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:18:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502025/krajniaks-bill-banning-mosques-in-slovakia-is-rejected.htmlMečiar amnesties scrappedOut of the 144 MPs present,129 voted in favour of the resolution that cancels the controversial amnesties from the 1990s. Now it is the turn of the Constitutional Court to decide.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:28:09 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20501815/meciar-amnesties-scrapped.htmlTension grows between Kiska and ruling politiciansPM Robert Fico and Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko shower criticism on Kiska over flights and Constitutional Court judges, Most-Híd stays away.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:31:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20500528/tension-grows-between-kiska-and-ruling-politicians.htmlParliament: President should stop private flightsCoalition MPs officially ask the president to stop using government planes for private purposes, with a trip to Poland at the front and centre of the debate.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:22:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20501557/parliament-president-should-stop-private-flights.htmlPolice will not apologise for attackAfter the October 2016 incident, the police want to share information on the high crime rate with the boys' parents .Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:28:03 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20501422/police-will-not-apologise-for-attack.htmlStudents will protest against corruptionNearly 7,000 people plan to attend the march, refusing help from politicians.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:23:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20501412/students-will-protest-against-corruption.htmlDouble standards in parliamentary discipline?Coalition MP receives a minimal fine while opposition MP is allegedly stringently punished.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:42:52 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20500950/double-standards-in-parliamentary-discipline.htmlFico criticises media againThe prime minister considers the media environment distorted, he says they avoid positive news.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:04:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20500911/fico-criticises-media-again.htmlFirst Black Hawks to arrive in summerThe US military helicopters will land at the aircraft base in Prešov.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:00:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20500326/first-black-hawks-to-arrive-in-summer.htmlControversial judge succeeds in another disciplinary proceedingEx-Supreme Court president Štefan Harabin acquitted, but the decision is not valid yet.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:50:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20500313/controversial-judge-succeeds-in-another-disciplinary-proceeding.htmlMunicipal policemen get electric scooters in BratislavaThe capital city bought two electric scooters for €3,000.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:42:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499523/municipal-policemen-get-electric-scooters-in-bratislava.htmlBratislava's gambling ban will not be immediateThe last valid license will expire in 2021.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:26:01 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499700/bratislavas-gambling-ban-will-not-be-immediate.htmlPresident signs Constitution amendment enabling revocation of amnestiesAfter 20 years, justice may be served.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:23:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499355/president-signs-constitution-amendment-enabling-revocation-of-amnesties.htmlAmmunition got lost in Trenčín storage facilityPart of the ammunition from a storage facility is missing, but the Defence Ministry is just releasing minimum information to prevent public panic.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:10:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499204/ammunition-got-lost-in-trencin-storage-facility.htmlMečiar amnesties go to Mečiar peoplePerpetrators involved in the abduction of Michal Kováč Jr. could get from five to 12 years behind bars.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:07:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20498538/meciar-amnesties-go-to-meciar-people.htmlRockefeller is a paradise of hoaxes, here are the most absurd onesThe recently deceased David Rockefeller dominated the realm of hoaxes over the past week.Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:33:01 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496600/rockefeller-is-a-paradise-of-hoaxes-here-are-the-most-absurd-ones.htmlBratislava has forbidden gambling in the cityThe Entertainment and Games Association (AZaH) considers the vote to be illegal.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:45:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496845/bratislava-has-forbidden-hazard-in-the-city.htmlParliament amends constitution to scrap immoral amnestiesPresident Andrej Kiska has 15 days to sign it into law or exercise a veto.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:30:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496928/parliament-amends-constitution-to-scrap-immoral-amnesties.htmlParliament turns down amendment to State Citizenship ActThe situation in which Slovaks are stripped of their citizenship if they accept the citizenship of any other country (with a few exceptions) will continue, as parliament refused a draft bill amending it.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:54:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496094/parliament-turns-down-amendment-to-state-citizenship-act.htmlVaccination is not about business, health minister saysExperts point to the need to raise awareness about mandatory vaccination.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:35:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495589/vaccination-is-not-about-business-health-minister-says.htmlArmoured vehicle Božena will help suppress demonstrationsThe vehicle has been recently noticed by several foreign media outlets.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:24:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495573/armoured-vehicle-bozena-will-help-suppress-demonstrations.htmlTime and legislation play into the hands of prosecuted businessmanInterior Minister Robert Kaliňák is again facing suspicions that he has been helping prosecuted businessman Ladislav Bašternák.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:49:26 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494502/time-and-legislation-play-into-the-hands-of-prosecuted-businessman.htmlParliamentary committee to deal with Kiska's trip to PolandParliamentary committee for incompatibility of functions scrutinises the trip of President Andrej Kiska to Poland in early March, in response to claims that he took his daughter Natália and other private individuals with him on a government aircraft.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:16:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495140/parliamentary-committee-to-deal-with-kiskas-trip-to-poland.htmlMatovič is close to losing his mandateThe OĽaNO-NOVA chair has already received fines for not halting his business licence; now he may become the first MP to lose his parliamentary seat.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:31:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495088/matovic-is-close-to-losing-his-mandate.htmlState employees to be more corruption-resistantEthics watchdog Transparency International Slovensko wants to teach civil servants how to report corruption and improve the protection of whistleblowers.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:13:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495081/state-employees-to-be-more-corruption-resistant.htmlScrapping the amnesties to be discussed in fast-track proceedingThe government proposal may be adopted on March 30.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:16:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494602/scrapping-the-amnesties-to-be-discussed-in-fast-track-proceeding.htmlTeachers should unite to make a differenceThe Slovak Chamber of Teachers calls for more activity on the occasion of Teachers’ Day that falls on March 28.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:09:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494606/teachers-should-unite-to-make-a-difference.htmlWe were joking before the trip, women from the first transport to Auschwitz recallOn March 25, Slovakia marked 75 years since the first transport of Jews to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:24:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494128/we-were-joking-before-the-trip-women-from-the-first-transport-to-auschwitz-recall.htmlFar-right MP sued for statementsThe submitters point to the allegiance to neo-Nacism; but ĽSNS MP Milan Uhrík sees no reason for submitting the complaint.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:56:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20493851/far-right-mp-sued-for-statements.htmlCzech television recommends Islam is a hoaxHere is the overview of the hoaxes and fake news that appeared on the internet over the past week.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:07:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494138/czech-television-recommends-islam-is-a-hoax.htmlMost-Híd, SNS boycott TV debate because of ĽSNS attendanceThe MP and ĽSNS vice-chair claimed he wasn't able to evaluate the Jewish transports during WWII as he is not a historian.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:49:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20493679/most-hid-sns-boycott-tv-debate-because-of-lsns-attendance.htmlThe 75th anniversary of first Jewish transport in Slovakia commemoratedDuring a day of commemorative events, Kiska reminded us that for evil to prevail it is enough that good people do nothing.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:03:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20493608/the-75th-anniversary-of-first-jewish-transport-in-slovakia-commemorated.html