rss_titlehttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssrss_subtitlerss_contact_emailskMayor charged with briberyThe mayor of a village lying close to Bratislava was charged with bribery after two specific cases of bribery.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:30:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20490863/mayor-charged-with-bribery.htmlBašternák accused, but Fico stays in BonaparteThe charges could still allow Bašternák to pay his tax debt and be acquitted.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:44:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20490649/basternak-accused-but-fico-stays-in-bonaparte.htmlThe official from bulletin-board tender wants to plead guiltyThe two main defendants, former SNS ministers, refused to plead guilty; but if a third defendant does so, they may end up with tougher sentences.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:02:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20490376/the-official-from-billetin-board-tender-wants-to-plead-guilty.htmlMPs acknowledge ombudswoman’s last reportShe pointed to unlawful conduct of police officers and lack of wheelchair access at several facilities.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:45:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20490321/mps-acknowledge-ombudswomans-last-report.htmlEmployee dismissed due to discriminationThe verdict may help in similar cases in the future, the plaintiff’s representatives hope.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:54:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489826/employee-dismissed-due-to-discrimination.htmlKiska’s use of special plane to be checkedMPs addressed the Interior Ministry with a request following the criticism of Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:49:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489821/kiskas-use-of-special-plane-to-be-checked.htmlRegional elections will changeParliament overrode president’s veto of the amendment to the election act.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:15:09 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489491/regional-elections-will-change.htmlPoll shows eight parties taking seats in parliamentThe elections would be won by Smer, though with only 27 percent of the vote.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:13:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489490/poll-shows-eight-parties-taking-seats-in-parliament.htmlVerdict reached on attacker in the case of the neo-Nazi attack on the Mariatchi barThis is the third sentence concerning the attacks in front of the bar, but the main trial still waits for expert opinion.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:08:36 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489484/verict-reached-on-attacker-in-mariatchi-case.htmlMemory institute struggles with communistsIt is hard to rehabilitate victims of socialist crimes and even harder to punish the people responsible for them, according to the National Memory institute.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:50:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489119/memory-institute-struggles-with-communists.htmlBašternák charged with tax crimesThe case goes back to 2012 when the businessman asked for excessive VAT refunds.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:57:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488993/basternak-charged-with-tax-crimes.htmlDiscussion on amnesties postponedMPs are expected to discuss the coalition proposal in late March.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:52:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488986/discussion-on-amnesties-postponed.htmlPolicemen who attacked driver were firedThree policemen are accused of power abuse.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:55:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488284/policemen-who-attacked-driver-were-fired.htmlČistý Deň case will be reopened on WednesdayPresident Kiska sends an open letter to Labour Minister Richer and calls on him to examine the case immediately.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:44:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488300/cisty-den-case-will-be-reopened-on-wednesday.htmlOpposition: No need to move too quickly on amnestiesExtremists from ĽSNS will support the coalition proposal, but talks with other opposition parties continue.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:28:44 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488375/opposition-no-need-to-move-too-quickly-on-amnesties.htmlHarabin can continue to work as judgeThe disciplinary proceeding against former justice minister, ex-chair of the Supreme Court (SC) and Jusicial Council, Štefan Harabin, ended with an acquittal.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:55:28 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20487801/harabin-can-continue-to-work-as-judge.htmlEx-policeman: Raids at Bašternák were suspiciousFormer senior police officer points at suspicious actions of the police during raids of firms belonging to businessman Ladislav Bašternák who rose to fame because of his high-profile political connections.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:35:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20487727/ex-policeman-raids-at-basternak-were-suspicious.htmlAmerican military base in Slovakia and war in Europe are hoaxesThis is the overview of hoaxes that appeared on the internet over the past week.Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:37:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485867/american-military-base-in-slovakia-and-war-in-europe-are-hoaxes.htmlQuote of the week“(This solution) has very sensitively concocted the very essence that can solve all the remarks, all the attitudes of anyone who decides on such a complicated matter.”Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485347/quote-of-the-week.htmlKiska: Slovakia is doing almost nothing against hybrid threatsPresident criticized Slovak foreign policy.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:32:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485478/kiska-slovakia-is-doing-almost-nothing-against-hybrid-threats.htmlKotleba’s MP Mazurek assaults police officerMilan Mazurek could face 1-5 years in prison for attacking a public official.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:13:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485485/kotlebas-mp-mazurek-assaults-police-officer.htmlRecordings for final exams leakedThe recordings for foreign language secondary school final exams taking place this week were leaked; ministry says they are unable to prevent it.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:08:36 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20484867/recordings-for-final-exams-leaked.htmlNAKA prosecutes MP Mazurek for anti-Roma statementsApart from the extremist ĽSNS party’s MP Milan Mazurek, the radio he spoke for is also being investigated by the Council for Broadcasting and Re-transmission.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:01:50 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20484906/naka-prosecutes-mp-mazurek-for-anti-roma-statements.htmlMinister Lajčák refutes accusation saying tender not legally neededForeign Minister Miroslav Lajčák reacted to most recent accusation by a former ministry employee, retorting that nobody wittingly made a slip in conenction with the Slovak EU presidency.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:05:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20484522/minister-lajcak-refutes-accusation-saying-tender-not-legally-needed.htmlEducation Ministry discloses its new reformThe Education Ministry presented a reform meant to guide change in the education sector for the next decade.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:51:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20484429/education-ministry-discloses-its-new-reform.htmlEx-head of medical rescue service Bratislava sentenced for briberyThe former head of the Operation Centre of the Medical rescue Service in Bratislava, Ľubomír Kočiš, was sentenced for allocating extra bonuses to his subordinates and then requiring part of the sum back.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:45:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20484405/ex-head-of-medical-rescue-service-bratislava-sentenced-for-bribery.htmlCoalition finds a way to scrap Mečiar’s amnestiesThe coalition comes up with a way to cancel the controversial amnesties from the nineties; the solution dissolves Fico’s constitutionality concerns.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:53:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483949/coalition-finds-a-way-to-scrap-meciars-amnesties.htmlPolice officers who kicked wounded driver to be dismissedThey also face charges for abusing power and may spend up to 10 years in prison.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:09:28 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483940/police-officers-who-kicked-wounded-driver-to-be-dismissed.htmlDeactivated weapons will end soonThe new EU directive will impact about one half of registered weapons in Slovakia, much to the displeasure of some shooters.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:00:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483741/deactivated-weapons-will-end-soon.htmlGP: Corruption exists in top placesProtection of whistle-blowers may soon be one prevention tool.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:31:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483566/gp-corruption-exists-at-top-places.htmlFirms divide rivers for eurofundsThere are 203 small hydropower plants in Slovakia producing less than 3 percent of consumed energy.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:02:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482591/firms-divide-rivers-for-eurofunds.htmlSaS accuses Penta of privatising health-care sectorBoth the financial group and the ruling Smer party refuse the claims.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:43:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483014/sas-accuses-penta-of-privatising-health-care-sector.htmlConstitutional Court to deal with dispute over ŠtB filesThe Nation’s Memory Institute still disagrees with the verdict of the Supreme Court concerning listing Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš as an ŠtB agent.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:21:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482993/constitutional-court-to-deal-with-dispute-over-stb-files.htmlElectronic bracelets do not seem to be effectiveOnly few people used electronic bracelet as an alternative sentence last year.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:48:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482498/electronic-bracelets-do-not-seem-to-be-effective.htmlNational anti-corruption unit examined 547 crimes last yearOut of these 357 were connected to corruption.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:28:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482502/national-anti-corruption-unit-examined-547-crimes-last-year.htmlCoalition agrees on a solution for scrapping Mečiar’s amnestiesIt will unveil details on Wednesday, March 15.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:20:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482597/coalition-agrees-on-a-solution-for-scrapping-meciars-amnesties.htmlPolice, not prosecutor stopped investigation of Bašternák caseControversial businessman Ladislav Bašternák is officially not suspected of trying to corrupt Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, as police, and not the prosecutor as originally reported by some media, halted the prosecution of the case.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:17:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20481882/police-not-prosecutor-stopped-investigation-of-basternak-case.htmlForeign Ministry employee: EU-presidency competitions fakedA third employee of the Slovak Foreign Ministry claims that the orders connected to the Slovak presidency of the Council of Europe in 2016 were not clean.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:16:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20481987/foreign-ministry-employee-eu-presidency-competitions-faked.htmlBratislava protesters were ahead of extremistsAnti-fascist activists were quicker this year than nationalists and extremists with their street march in Bratislava.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:40:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20481916/bratislava-protesters-were-ahead-of-extremists.htmlQuote of the week“I don’t understand how you come up with such bollocks.”Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:19:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479875/quote-of-the-week.htmlPutin’s ideologist lectured students of Bratislava’s universityEconomic University in Bratislava organised a lecture which turned into pro-Russian propaganda event.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:28:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479634/putins-ideologist-lectured-students-of-bratislavas-university.htmlElite police officer arrestedFormer NAKA officer is accused of accepting bribes and cooperation with the mafia.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:10:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479683/elite-police-officer-arrested.htmlSlovakia to be flooded by Roma is a hoax​​​​Here is the overview of the hoaxes and fake news that appeared on the Slovak internet over the past week.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:07:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479530/slovakia-to-be-flooded-by-roma-is-a-hoax.htmlPolice officers filmed kicking woman charged with power abuseExistuje milión spôsobov, ako napísať perex a toto je jeden z nich.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:03:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479191/police-officers-filmed-kicking-woman-charged-with-power-abuse.htmlKollár denies immorality towards Čistý Deň resident, admits communicationOpposition politician accused of immoral behaviour towards a minor, a resident of the highly publicised Čistý Deň (Clean Day) resocialisation home.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:53:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479232/kollar-denies-immorality-towards-cisty-den-resident-admits-communication.htmlDrug-trafficking criminal gang bustedA total of 13 drug dealers were charged in the Trenčín and Žilina regions.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:46:28 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479143/drug-trafficking-criminal-gang-busted.htmlEvka agency sues the stateThe controversial company asks for compensation from the Agriculture Ministry.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:16:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478685/evka-agency-sues-the-state.htmlHealth Minister Drucker trusts the VšZP headThe minister says that the insurer will not adopt saving measures at the expense of its clients.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:09:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478690/health-minister-drucker-trusts-the-vszp-head.htmlSaS and OĽaNO-NOVA sign deal for regional electionsAfter skirmishes and negotiations, opposition parties signed an agreement on cooperation in the regional elections.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:22:50 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478572/sas-and-olano-nova-sign-deal-for-regional-elections.htmlOne year on: government rather inactive, more radicalism in politics and beyondIt has been a year since the elections that brought many new elements into Slovak politics: extremists in parliament, a centre-right party ruling the country with Smer.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:43:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478168/one-year-on-government-rather-inactive-more-radicalism-in-politics-and-beyond.htmlFico publishes video call, scraps health insurer's austerity measuresThe prime minister said that the state-owned health insurer VšZP should abandon its austerity and recovery plan in a published video of a phone call with the company head.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:58:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478165/fico-publishes-video-call-scraps-health-insurers-austerity-measures.htmlMeasles may come to SlovakiaFollowing the measles epidemic outbreak in Romania and neighbouring Hungary, the disease could come also to Slovakia, according to experts.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:01:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478088/measles-may-come-to-slovakia.htmlMečiar appeared in public, speaking up against amnestiesThe idea of cancelling the so-called Mečiar amnesties got so high-profile and much discussed that it provoked their author to make a public appearance after many years.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:41:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478133/meciar-appeared-in-public-speaking-up-against-amnesties.htmlBomb experts destroy a device in Presidential Palace’s gardenThe president was not present at the time.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:24:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477636/bomb-experts-destroy-a-device-in-presidential-palaces-garden.htmlA woman who disgraced the Quran released from custodyBut she will be supervised by a probation and mediation officer.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:19:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477632/a-woman-who-disgraced-the-quran-released-from-custody.htmlRector of Nitra university apologises for inviting ĽSNS MPs to ceremonyThe Constantine the Philosopher University (UKF) invited MPs of the Kotleba-ĽSNS to a ceremony, which awarded two foreign professors with honorary doctorates.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:10:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477529/rector-of-nitra-university-apologises-for-inviting-lsns-mps-to-ceremony.htmlTop scandals vanish in Dušan Kováčik’s officeSpecial Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik has not submitted any criminal lawsuits in 61 cases he has been supervising during eight years in the post.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:15:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477049/top-scandals-vanish-in-dusan-kovaciks-office.htmlOLaNO leader Matovič has to pay fine and may lose MP mandateThe Constitutional Court confirmed the verdict for Igor Matovič.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:24:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20476578/olano-leader-matovic-has-to-pay-fine-and-may-lose-mp-mandate.htmlHigh winds again topple trees in High TatrasForests in the Podspády and Tatranská Javorina protected areas were especially damaged.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:18:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20476484/high-winds-again-topple-trees-in-high-tatras.htmlFico keeps changing his opinion of Mečiar’s amnestiesThe discussion was re-opened especially after cinemas started screening the new film, Únos (Kidnap).Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:07:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20476000/fico-keeps-changing-his-opinion-of-meciars-amnesties.htmlCivil war in Paris and nuclear accident in France are hoaxes“Alternative media” were spreading a one-year-old video depicting France as a war zone. This is the weekly overview of the hoaxes that appeared this week.Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:08:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473818/civil-war-in-paris-and-nuclear-accident-in-france-are-hoaxes.htmlBurglars tied up parents and childrenBurglars assaulted and tied up the family of a businessman in Veľký Krtíš taking several thousand euros.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:18:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473622/burglars-tied-up-parents-and-children.htmlSlovaks are among the least trusting peopleOECD study shows only 12 percent of Slovaks believe they can trust other people, the lowest rate among member states.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:14:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473017/slovaks-are-among-the-least-trusting-people.htmlAnalysts: Gov't unsuccessful in fighting against extremismThe only upside to the sitting government is that Slovak-Hungarian relations have improved, analysts say.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:53:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473659/analysts-govt-unsuccessful-in-fighting-against-extremism.htmlHealth bosses scramble to reduce damage over planned savingsLeaked recovery plan for public health insurer prompts Fico to intervene.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:26:44 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473189/health-bosses-scramble-to-reduce-damage-over-planned-savings.htmlŠvecová files another disciplinary motion against HarabinTensions between the Supreme Court chairperson and her predecessor continue, as Švecová claims Harabin has made inappropiate comments and ignored directives.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:10:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20472637/svecova-files-another-disciplinary-motion-against-harabin.htmlFormer fraudster dies in UKVladimír Fruni, who served a prison sentence as co-owner of the non-banking companies BMG Invest and Horizont Slovakia, died aged 64 in Great Britain.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:56:48 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20472844/former-fruadster-dies-in-uk.htmlChildren are lured by sex on Slovak internetSme daily created a fictitious profile of a 12-year-old girl on Slovak social media; in six days, it was contacted by 62 people, some offered sex.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:10:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20472361/children-are-lured-by-sex-on-slovak-internet.htmlČistý Deň can keep its accreditationThe opposition plans to initiate a no-confidence vote against the labour minister.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:17:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20472446/cisty-den-can-keep-its-accreditation.htmlPoll: Scrapping Mečiar amnesties would be supported by 63 percentThe much disputed step, scrapping the so-called Mečiar’s amnesties which stopped prosecution of a series of crimes in 1990s involving then political elite and also the Slovak Intelligence Service, would be welcomed by majority of Slovaks.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:57:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20472429/poll-scrapping-meciar-amnesties-would-be-supported-by-63-percent.htmlBratislava foreigners’ police department to move - but when?Immigration authorities would welcome more than one client point in the capital, but the Interior Ministry does not have such plans.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:32:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20472095/bratislava-foreigners-police-department-to-move-but-when.htmlRoma segregation - Slovakia’s evergreen problemAmnesty International slams Slovakia for discriminating against minorities and for hate speech in its annual report.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:11:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20471589/roma-segregation-slovakias-evergreen-problem.htmlSelection of judges may changeThe changes should improve the current state of the judiciary.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:43:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20471930/selection-of-judges-may-change.htmlThe general prosecutor orders check of controversial firm, againThe prosecutor dropped charges against the construction firm Euro-Building, but the general prosecutor disagrees.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:34:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20471892/the-general-prosecutor-orders-check-of-controversial-constructor-again.htmlOmbudswoman: MFA violated the constitutionTransparency International Slovensko now prepares a lawsuit.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:59:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20471527/ombudswoman-mfa-violated-the-constitution.htmlPoll: Support for non-systemic parties risesThe current ruling coalition would fail to collect enough votes to have a majority if a general election was called now.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:40:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20471524/poll-support-for-non-systemic-parties-rises.htmlProsecutor drops charges in bark beetle caseTwo former ministers did not allow logging in valleys stricken by the wind calamity.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:36:28 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20471023/prosecutor-drops-charges-in-bark-beetle-case.htmlAnother Slovak to be beatifiedSalesian priest Titus Zeman is the first Roman Catholic priest-martyr from the communist era.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:20:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20471013/another-slovak-to-be-beautified.htmlDanko’s popularity keeps fallingThe SNS chair suffers mostly because of the controversial military promotion and his following actions.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:16:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20470995/dankos-popularity-keeps-falling.htmlRoma proxy: It's futile to take positive steps when discrimination remainsRavasz’s predecessor Pollák responded that a solution to the Roma problems is not going to come from this governmental strategy.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:55:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20470466/roma-proxy-ravasz-its-futile-to-take-positive-steps-when-discrimination-remains.htmlJewish organisations and historians slam controversial videoHistorians of Matica Slovenská claim the content of the video has been neither discussed nor approved.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:27:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20469880/jewish-organisations-and-historians-slam-controversial-video.htmlEmployee of the ministry’s agency accused of corruptionIf found guilty, the employee of the Agricultural Paying Agency may spend up to eight years in prison for taking a bribe.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:22:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20469879/employee-of-the-ministrys-agency-accused-of-corruption.htmlQueues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clientsNot our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467573/queues-rigged-at-foreigners-police-say-clients.htmlQuote of the week“I have not studied it, but I think if you did not pay invoices (in the past) society expelled you.”Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467560/quote-of-the-week.htmlKiska vetoes single-round regional electionsPresident Andrej Kiska returns two amendments about regional elections for re-negotiations, informed the SME daily.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:25:44 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467515/kiska-vetoes-single-round-regional-elections.htmlProsecutor to check state heritage institution over videoVideo speculates about what would have happened if Slovaks had stood up against Adolf Hitler.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:57:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467558/prosecutor-to-check-state-heritage-institution-over-video.htmlShortage of vegetables in Europe’s supermarkets is a hoaxAn overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeksThu, 23 Feb 2017 17:19:28 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467060/shortage-of-vegetables-in-europes-supermarkets-is-a-hoax.htmlPoll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliamentHad the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:45:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467084/poll-smer-followed-by-sas-kdh-also-in-parliament.htmlSupreme Court confirmed extraordinary sentences, including for womanThe people who murdered a bachelor in order to acquire his family house got their extraordinary sentences – for 25 years – confirmed by the Supreme Court. Included in the confirmation is a woman who was involved in the “property gang”.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:39:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467047/supreme-court-confirmed-extraordinary-sentences-including-for-woman.htmlMinister Richter makes concession in “créches law”New law ambiguous as to who is eligible for their children to go into day care centres, whether private or public.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:27:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467004/minister-richter-makes-concession-in-creches-law.htmlAction plan for Roma integration to bring financial literacyThe action plans approved by government for 2016-2018 aim for better financial literacy, Roma children studying at common elementary schools and also fewer long-term unemployed.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:16:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20466488/action-plan-for-roma-integration-to-bring-financial-literacy-and-educational-inclusion.htmlPresident refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second timeAlthough President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:00:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20466471/president-refuses-to-sign-bill-on-registration-of-religions-for-second-time.htmlWoman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trialSome observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:08:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465656/woman-who-urinated-on-the-quran-arrested-awaiting-trial.htmlMidwives ask for more powersAny changes should be discussed by experts in advance, the ministry says.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:51:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20466066/midwives-ask-for-more-powers.htmlJustice 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20466056/justice-ministry-will-check-experts-working-with-urso.htmlRoma civil patrols will continueThe Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:31:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20466037/roma-civil-patrols-will-continue.htmlFewer people support dictatorshipThe number of respondents willing to replace democracy is lower than last November.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:38:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465604/fewer-people-support-dictatorship.htmlMinistry: 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465549/ministry-law-against-puppy-farms-affects-honest-breeders.htmlStricter 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465526/stricter-sentence-for-former-sns-chairman.htmlMihál leaving SaSBehind his decision is disagreement with the stances of party chair Richard Sulík.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:40:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465001/mihal-leaving-sas.html