Authors Posts by Tomáš Foltýn

Tomáš Foltýn


Police Search for Man Who Robbed Bank at Gunpoint in Bratislava

Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in the Aupark shopping mall in the Bratislava borough of Petrzalka on Saturday evening, TASR learnt from spokesperson for the Regional Police Corps Directorate Lucia Mihalikova on Sunday.

Fico: Funding of Foreign NGOs to Come under Scrutiny in Slovakia

Recent events in Hungary concerning the Central European University (CEU) could be an inspiration for other European Union countries to reflect on their approach to foreign-funded non-governmental organisations, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said in Brussels on Saturday.

Fico: EU Leaders United and Determined to Act Jointly in Brexit Negotiations

A great deal of progress was made at the European Council meeting on Saturday, as the European leaders showed their unity and determination to act collectively heading into talks with the United Kingdom on conditions governing the UK's exit from the EU, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said in Brussels on Saturday.

Lajcak: Deal on Guidelines for Brexit Talks in Line with Slovak Interests

The foreign affairs ministers of 27 member countries of the EU have agreed on a joint approach to guidelines for Brexit talks, and this agreement suits Slovakia's interests well, said Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak after a special meeting of the EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on Thursday, which was devoted to Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon.

Fico: Slovakia and Belarus Could Act as Bridges for Each Other

Slovakia views Belarus as an important partner within the Eastern Partnership, and so it's no surprise that Bratislava recently promoted the lifting of sanctions against Minsk, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico after talks with his counterpart from Belarus Andrei Kobyakov in Bratislava on Thursday.

Cabinet Plans to Cut Deficit to 0.5 percent in 2018

The public-finance deficit is projected to stand at 0.5 percent of GDP next year, with the Government sticking to its plan for Slovakia to record its first ever balanced budget in 2019 and to maintain this in 2020, according to the Stability Programme that the Government approved on Wednesday.

Ministry: Electricity Generation from Brown Coal in Slovakia’s Interests

The production of electricity from brown coal extracted in Slovakia is in the general economic interests of Slovakia, said the Economy Ministry on Tuesday.

Fico: We Want Good Figures to Be Reflected in Higher Living Standards

The falling public debt and the drop in the public finance deficit last year are testimony to the Government's responsible policies, said Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) on Tuesday.

Police Take Action over HBU’s Non-imposition of Fine

The district prosecutor's office in Ziar nad Hronom (Banska Bystrica region) instructed the police in early April to press criminal charges over the suspected misconduct in a public office in regard to the Central Mining Office's (HBU) failure to impose a penalty on an organisation for exceeding mining limits in 2015, TASR learnt on Thursday.

Kiska: No Progress in Health Care Sector, Drucker Needs Support

The health care sector in Slovakia is one of the areas in which solutions are long overdue and that is among the social problems that contribute to the rising tide of extremism, President Andrej Kiska said on Wednesday.

Volkswagen Slovakia Trade Union Issues Strike Threat

Volkswagen Slovakia (VW SK) car producer is facing the threat of a strike after the new Volkswagen Modern Trade Union (MOV) on Tuesday voiced its dissatisfaction with the progress and results of the talks with the plant's management thus far.

Sterling: U.S. Has No Plans for Military Bases in Slovakia

Bratislava, April 12 (TASR) – We recognise Slovakia as an advanced parliamentary democracy with all of the important freedoms respected, U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia...

Madaric: RTVS Caught in Crossfire; No Deal on RTVS Head Made Yet

Public-service Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) has been caught up in attacks coming from two sides, said Culture Minister Marek Madaric on Tuesday.

Tripartite Can’t Find Deal on Collective Bargaining and Schools Bills

The tripartite has failed to agree on an amendment to the Collective Bargaining Act and on funding primary and secondary schools, said Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) after a session of the Economic and Social Council (HSR), also known as the tripartite, on Monday.

Kiska Highlights Education as Key to Addressing Roma Issues

Education is key to addressing Roma issues, President Andrej Kiska said on Friday during a visit to a school in the village of Ihlany near Kezmarok (Presov region), which is part of a private vocational school in Kezmarok.

Kiska’s Car Had Tyre Trouble En Route to Poprad

Instead of an airplane operated by the Interior Ministry, President Andrej Kiska used a car to get to his home town of Poprad (Presov region) on Thursday.

Labour Ministry Defends Work for Benefits Policy

The policy that requires people on the receiving end of benefits to work on pain of losing the assistance was introduced with a nod to the discussion on the need to redress the absence of targeting in the social security system and its failure to encourage people to provide for themselves, said the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry on Thursday.

Fico Meets Rule of Law Initiative to Discuss Progress So Far

The Government will seek to stay away from adopting any indirect amendments while cutting down on national legislation that complicates the absorption of EU funding and transcends the EU's requirements, TASR learnt on Thursday.

Kiska to Curb Use of Government Aircraft, Heeding Kalinak’s Request

President Andrej Kiska said on Monday that he'll cut down on his use of government aircraft after he was requested to do so by Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD).

Kiska Inks Bill Aimed at Undoing Meciar’s Amnesties

President Andrej Kiska has signed into law a constitutional bill that empowers Parliament to revoke presidential amnesties and pardons that are at odds with the principles of the democratic rule of law, TASR learnt on Monday.