Police Expel 30 Foreigners Illegally Staying in Slovakia

Bratislava, December 22 (TASR) – The Slovak police earlier this week carried out a major inspection aimed at identifying foreigners illegally sojourning in Slovakia, and this resulted in the administrative expulsion of 30 people,...

Blahova: Labour Ministry Using Double Standards in Case of Clean Day

Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) has suspended proceedings on the withdrawal of accreditation from the Clean Day resocialisation centre in Galanta (Trnava region), allegedly because he doesn't have enough arguments, reasons and findings at his disposal, but this looks like a political move, claimed Opposition MP Natalia Blahova (Freedom and Solidarity/SaS) at news conference in Bratislava on Thursday.

Tejbus: Handlova Mining Tragedy Not Due to Act of God, But Human Factor

Bratislava, December 21 (TASR) - The explosion at Handlova Coal Mine (Trencin region) that claimed the lives of 20 people on August 10, 2009 wasn't caused by an act of God, but by the...

Out-of-court Settlement in Frame Regarding Talc Mining Dispute

The dispute between a company called EuroGas and Slovakia concerning the withdrawal of a licence for talc mining in Gemerska Poloma (Kosice region) has been gathering pace, as an alleged out-of-court settlement worth €240 million instead of the original €2.3 billion could be in the frame, Peter Corej, a witness for the Slovak part of the proceedings, confirmed for TASR on Friday.

Presidents’ Decision to Dismiss Judges over Age Didn’t Violate Rights

Kosice, December 15 (TASR) - The basic rights of two former judges Marianna Reiffova and Helena Kozikova weren't violated by decisions by Slovak presidents to debench them because of their age, the Constitutional Court decided on Thursday.

TV Reality Show Figure Nora M. Gets Ten-year Sentence for Fraud

Kosice, December 5 (TASR) – Eleonora 'Nora' M., known especially for a TV reality show called 'Mojsejovci', was sentenced by Kosice I District Court on Monday to ten years in prison for major fraud,...

Gov’t Okays Draft Wording of Declaration to Condemn Meciar’s Amnesties

The Cabinet recommends Parliament to adopt a declaration on the controversial amnesties issued by erstwhile prime minister Vladimir Meciar when he was acting president in 1998. At its session on Wednesday, the Cabinet approved the declaration's draft wording submitted by Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD).

Three Elite Junior Ice Hockey Players Sentenced for Match Fixing

Banska Bystrica, November 25 (TASR) - Three junior ice hockey premier league players on Friday received parole sentences for match fixing from the Specialised Criminal Court in Banska Bystrica. The three young players, who were...

Police Investigate Series of Radioctive Letters as Terrorism

Bratislava, November 25 (TASR) - The police are investigating a series of five suspicious letters delivered to some courts, the Justice Ministry and Presov regional police directorate because at least three of them contained...

Main Trial in Arbitration on Talc Mining over, Verdict Expected in 1.5 Years

The decision for the international arbitration between the company EuroGas and Slovakia concerning the withdrawal of the licence for talc mining in Gemerska Poloma (Kosice region) should be made in one or 1.5 years at the latest, Plus 7 Dni weekly writes in its latest issue.

Gaspar: Case of Election Corruption in Lomnicka Thoroughly Investigated

Bratislava, November 14 (TASR) - Police have thoroughly investigated the alleged buying of votes in the village of Lomnicka (Presov region), stated Police Corps President Tibor Gaspar at a press briefing on Monday. Gaspar thus...

Tax Cobra Detects 2 Cases of Tax-related Fraud Worth Total of €58 mn

The 'Tax Cobra' tax enforcement unit has discovered fictitious trading in reinforced steel and poultry, Police Corps President Tibor Gaspar and Financial Administration chief Frantisek Imrecze told a news conference in Bratislava on Thursday.

Macejkova Meets Venice Commission Chief Concerning Lack of Judges

The situation at the Slovak Constitutional Court, which has been lacking three judges for a long time, was high on the agenda of talks between Constitutional Court chair Ivetta Macejkova and Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio on Tuesday.

Gaspar: Gorilla Scandal Needed Proper Accounting Long Time Ago

Bratislava, November 8 (TASR) - Police Corps President Tibor Gaspar agreed with President Andrej Kiska that the Gorilla scandal needed proper accounting a long time ago, TASR learnt on Tuesday. Gaspar was responding to Kiska's...

Kiska: We Need to Do Accounting of Gorilla Scandal; It’s Festering Wound

Bratislava, November 8 (TASR) - The Gorilla scandal has existed for more than ten years, has been investigated for more than five and instead of doing some real assessment, there have only been recriminations...

Danko: President Can Select Judges But Not Assess Professional Qualities

Bratislava, November 7 (TASR) - The Slovak Parliament will provide the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe with full cooperation in resolving the issue concerning the appointment of Slovak Constitutional Court judges, stated...

Gajdos: Vast Majority of Information from Gorilla Case Being Confirmed

It's still true that the vast majority of information from the SIS Gorilla file that was leaked to the public is being confirmed, but there's also information that isn't being confirmed, said outgoing head of the Gorilla investigation team Marek Gajdos when meeting President Andrej Kiska on Thursday.

Charges Pressed against Lipsic Partly Based on Motion Filed by Kocner

Charges pressed against former interior minister and until recently OLaNO-NOVA MP Daniel Lipsic and former chief of the Interior Ministry's press department and current MP Gabor Grendel (OLaNO-NOVA) weren't ordered by politicians, businessman Marian Kocner, who filed criminal complaints against the two, told a news conference on Wednesday.

Dubovcova: Police Use Illegal Facilities For Detaining People

Bratislava, October 19 (TASR) - The police have created facilities for detaining people, although they aren't proper police cells and thus no legal rules apply to them, said Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcova on Wednesday. Dubovcova explained...

Zitnanska: Legal Aid Essential for Fair Trial

Bratislava/Luxembourg, October 14 (TASR) - A new directive that was approved by the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council on Thursday will entitle all EU citizens to legal aid at all stages of criminal...