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Slovakia should stop condoning the policies of the far-right LSNS party and its leader Marian Kotleba, as the party is not to be treated with kid gloves, Christian Democrats (KDH) chairman Alojz Hlina told a press conference on Thursday.
The list of Slovakia's least developed districts could be expanded after the Government on Wednesday debated and took on board a document on the current state of support for such areas.
Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) has been requested to inform Parliament concerning the use of the ministry's aircraft by senior state officials, TASR learnt on Tuesday.
Had a general election taken place in the middle of March, it would have been won by the Smer-SD party on 28 percent of votes, TASR learnt from a poll by AKO agency, which released the results on Friday.
The News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) ended 2016 with a surplus of €136,512, as its revenues of €5,278,253 topped the agency's expenditures of €5,141,741, according to a report on TASR's activities in the second half of 2016 that the agency's general director Jaroslav Reznik presented to members of Parliament's media committee on Thursday.
It would be a pity for Slovakia to pass up the opportunity to make the most of its current momentum and the major accomplishments in the transformation process thus far, or if it failed to join the list of EU countries advancing at a brisker clip than the remainder, said Prime Minister Robert Fico on Thursday.
Education, Science, Research and Sport Minister Peter Plavcan (an SNS nominee) is fulfilling a vision for reforming the education sector and is pushing for concrete measures within the coalition gradually, said Parliamentary Chairman and Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Andrej Danko on Wednesday.
Slovakia should give up on Radoslav Prochazka's bid to become an additional judge of the EU General Court in Luxembourg and seek a new candidate, hinted Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid) after the Government session on Wednesday.
Protesters blocked the I/11 road between Zilina and the border with Poland on Tuesday in a second protest demanding the speedy completion of the D3 motorway, TASR learnt later in the day.
The rise in consumer prices in February was mainly propelled by an increase in the prices of foodstuffs, with an increase in the prices of used vehicles also at play, said analysts on Tuesday in response to the pick-up in inflation in February.
The papermill Mondi SCP in Ruzomberok (Zilina region) regards resolving the region's difficult situation in transportation as key to improving the investment environment in the surrounding Lower Liptov area, Mondi SCP board chairman Miloslav Curilla said after meeting President Andrej Kiska at the plant on Monday.
Improved consumer trust, which reflects the robust labour market, as both the employment rate and salaries have been rising, and record-low interest rates began to have a discernible effect on the sales of Slovak businesses in late 2016 and early 2017, TASR learnt from UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia analyst Lubomir Korsnak on Friday.
Slovakia auctioned off 20-year government bonds worth €2 billion on Thursday, Finance Ministry State Secretary Radko Kuruc told a press conference on Friday.
President Andrej Kiska on Thursday vetoed a bill approved by Parliament with the aim of clamping down on puppy farms, proposing that the legislation should be rejected as a whole when it comes up for a vote again, TASR learnt on the same day.
The Slovak Medical Chamber (SLK) on Thursday expressed its displeasure at the fact that hundreds of doctors practising medicine at their own surgeries have been asked to make up a shortfall in sickness and old-age contributions to social insurer Socialna poistovna (SP), TASR learnt on the same day.
Last year saw Slovakia's tourist numbers topping the five million mark for the first time, as the number of holiday-makers, both Slovak and foreign, peaked at 5.023 million, TASR learnt from the Statistics Office on Wednesday.
The Government on Wednesday approved a host of changes to legislation governing the judiciary, which include introducing a regional judicial selection, the assessment of judges' performance by dedicated commissions, and a more effective system of disciplining offending judges.
Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) chairman Richard Sulik intends to file a criminal complaint and bring a civil lawsuit against Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) for his allegations that SaS representatives have a drugs problem - unless Fico retracts his accusations.
A total of 45 percent of Slovaks have a neutral view of the European Union, according to the results of a Eurobarometer 86 survey announced by head of the European Commission Representation in Slovakia Dusan Chrenek.
The current act on land acquisition is also restrictive for Slovak farmers, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) has said in connection with a piece of legislation that the ministry is planning to submit to the parliamentary session in March.