Charges of Unlawful Killing Pressed against Former MP Lipsic

Bratislava, January 23 (TASR) - Former OLaNO-NOVA MP Daniel Lipsic hasn't yet received any notification concerning charges that have supposedly been pressed against him in relation to the fatal road accident that he was...

Interior Ministry: Only Police Can Restore Order on Trains

Only the police can step in when public order is disrupted on board trains, and neither People's Party-Our Slovakia (LSNS) patrols nor Roma civil patrols have any authority to do so, said the Interior Ministry in response to OLaNO-NOVA's initiative from earlier in the day.

Suspect in Ill-fated Break-in Attempt at Knazko’s Home Now in Custody

The Czech man believed to have broken into the house of actor and former politician Milan Knazko in Bratislava in the dark of the night earlier this week only to sustain a gunshot wound after Knazko opened fire was taken into custody on Friday, TASR learnt from spokesman for the Regional Court in Bratislava Pavol Adamciak later in the day.

Knazko Testifies at Police Station on Shooting Burglar in Own House

Bratislava, January 12 (TASR) - Former politician and actor Milan Knazko testified at a police station on Thursday in connection with shooting a burglar who broke into his house in the small hours of...

Zitnanska: We Must Draw Lesson from Prochazka’s Rejection Also Pro Domo

Bratislava, January 10 (TASR) - Criteria that Radoslav Prochazka (an unsuccessful candidate for a judge post at the EU General Court) failed to meet in Luxembourg should be respected and taken into account by Slovakia not only when picking candidates for international judicial institutions but also for domestic judicial posts, thinks Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid).

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...