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Analyst: Society has the tools to prevent the worst from happening

Robert 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. Michaela Terenzani ,1. Feb 2017, at 15:47

Grigorij Mesežnikov

Current coalition would lose majority

The Christian Democrats would return to parliament ahead of Most-Híd. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Jan 2017, at 13:15

Leaders of the three coalition parties: Robert Fico, Andrej Danko, Béla Bugár (l-r).

Famous owner of healthy food plant will challenge Kotleba

Ján Lunter may fight with at least three other candidates. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Jan 2017, at 13:36

Ján Lunter (l) and President Andrej Kiska (r)

Cabinet okays merging dates of regional and municipal elections

The proposal filed by two members of the ruling coalition will change the Constitution and the course of elections in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2017, at 23:21

Election changes may help extremists

The amendment may not fulfil the expectations of its authors. Radka Minarechová ,20. Dec 2016, at 6:30

The 2017 regional elections may be the last to feature two rounds of voting.

Regional elections closer to changes

Coalition MPs propose a one-round vote which will also save money. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Dec 2016, at 22:57

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Police do not confirm vote buying

Instead of Smer MPs, the police prosecute Roma from the village of Lomnička. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Nov 2016, at 14:02


Three candidates for KDH chair so far

Selection to be made in the coming weeks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. May 2016, at 5:51

Ján Figeľ, former chairman of KDH

Sieť continues falling in polls

Only six parties would make it to the parliament in late April, without coalition Sieť. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. May 2016, at 13:44

Programme statement

Health care needs cleaning, new minister could deliver

No major reform or brand new vision for the health care sector planned, but contains some positive steps that could make the new minister, who entered the sector as a crisis manager with little experience in health… Michaela Terenzani ,22. Apr 2016, at 10:13

PM on Government Manifesto, initial reactions follow

The Manifesto approved by the government on April 13 puts an accent on four broad priorities, including the fight against unemployment, regional disparities and corruption, and introduction of policies ushering in a… Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Apr 2016, at 13:42

Government to increase aid for Slovak expats

After the government's session on April 13 in which the Government Manifesto was passed, Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák presented its foreign affairs priorities. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Apr 2016, at 13:30

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Government publishes coalition agreement

The four ruling parties have published the coalition agreement for the period 2016-2020, which was signed on March 23 by their chairmen. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Apr 2016, at 23:21

Coalition government is in fact the default state for Slovakia.

Smer’s state secretaries dominate

The biggest coalition party Smer will have 15 state secretaries at 13 ministries. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Apr 2016, at 13:04

The new government

A reflection of reality

Like it or not, this is where Slovakia stands in 2016 – and the government reflects that. Benjamin Cunningham ,1. Apr 2016, at 20:35

The new government

New government meets for first time, appoints state secretaries

THE new government has met for the first time since the general election; it appointed a new group of state secretaries. Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. Mar 2016, at 7:25

The new government had a photo-session before its first meeting.

Gov’t priorities lacks systemic reforms for business

Plans call for cutting corporate tax, scrapping tax licenses, but balanced budget postponed. Jana Liptáková ,24. Mar 2016, at 15:42

The new cabinet.

Ignoring extremists does not help

Voters who elect extremists allege they do not decide due to media coverage; but rather due to posts and information from social networks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Mar 2016, at 11:03

Kotleba's newspaper, Náš kraj, Banská Bystrica region.

Poll: Smer on 27.5% in mid-March, Sieť out of parliament

HAD the general election had taken place in mid-March, it would have been won by Smer with 27.5 percent of the vote, while the coalition party Sieť would not have made it into parliament – with only 3.6 percent. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Mar 2016, at 0:01

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Who is Andrej Danko?

Andrej Danko was born in 1974 in the central Slovak town of Revúca. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Mar 2016, at 21:58

Andrej Danko

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