Kalinak Rejects Claims of Disadvantageous Real Estate Transactions

Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) held a press conference on Monday to reject the Opposition's claims in recent weeks that the ministry has wasted money on certain disadvantageous real estate transactions.

Rasi: Matovic Has Employment Contract, He Can’t Skip Work

Bratislava, May 19 (TASR) – Opposition OLaNO-NOVA leader Igor Matovic's decision not to attend parliamentary sessions over alleged death threats he received on the street will be dealt with by the parliamentary mandate committee,...

Kiska Vetoes Legislation Amending Expropriation Proceedings

Bratislava, May 18 (TASR) - President Andrej Kiska has vetoed legislation designed to enable the state to start a certain amount of construction work on land on which future highways and other roads are...

Fico: Public Hearing of Candidates for UVO Head Post Slated for May 24

A public hearing of candidates for the Public Procurement Office (UVO) head will take place next Wednesday (May 24), Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) told a news conference in Bratislava on Thursday.

Danko: Elections, Not Revolutions, Serve to Replace Governments

Initiatives aimed at inciting disputes and strong sentiments and thus, ultimately, at cutting the term of a government short prematurely aren't specifically Slovak initiatives, but in democratic countries such actions result in no benefits, said Parliamentary Chairman and Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Andrej Danko on a TABLET.TV discussion show on Wednesday.

Fico Urges Mayors to Show Zero Tolerance for Fascist Displays

Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday urged town and village mayors attending a Slovak Towns and Villages Association (ZMOS) congress in Bratislava not to countenance displays of fascism, TASR learnt on the same day.

Nitra: SMK and Most-Hid Won’t Take Part in Regional Elections Jointly

The ethnic-Hungarian SMK party will not cooperate with the ethnic-reconciliation Most-Hid party in Nitra region in the upcoming regional elections, as the two parties failed to come to an agreement on a potential coalition during their negotiations, TASR learnt from Nitra self-governing region councillor and SMK vice-chair Ivan Farkas.

Pilot Project for School Buses Launched in Slovakia

Bratislava/Dobrohost, May 15 (TASR) - A school bus hit the road in Slovakia on Monday, offering pupils free transport to a local primary school in Bratislava's borough of Rusovce on the Vojka-Bodiky-Dobrohost-Rusovce route (Trnava...

Fico: I Expect NGOs to Help Combating Corruption Thanks to EU Funds

Bratislava, May 11 (TASR) - The European Union will support the development of civil society in Slovakia with the sum of €15 million, stated Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) on Thursday, adding that he...

Fico: You’ll Never Make Me Say There Was a Black Hole Here before 1989

Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) will never let himself be forced into calling the period before 1989 a black hole, he said during Question Time in Parliament on Thursday, adding that the violation of human rights was a big mistake, but people were creating a lot of value.

Fico at Slavin Calls on Police to Intervene against Extremist Party

Bratislava, May 9 (TASR) - The law-enforcement authorities should take action as soon as possible to put a stop to displays of extremism perpetrated by a certain parliamentary party, Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD)...

Ravasz: Toluol Epidemic Breaks Out; Its Sale to Public Must Be Restricted

Bratislava, May 5 (TASR) - The Government Proxy for Roma Communities Abel Ravasz (Most-Hid) is dealing with an increase in the use of toluol, a so-called drug for the poor, among the Roma community,...

Fico Pays Tribute to Stefanik, Refers to Him as One of Top Three Slovaks

Ivanka pri Dunaji, May 4 (TASR) - The best way for Slovaks to get to know the giants of their history is to see commemorative sites, like the location of the tragic death of...

Danko: I Publicly Declare that I Didn’t Order anyone to Open and Read Letters

Bratislava, May 4 (TASR) - Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) on Thursday publicly declared that he has never ordered the Parliament Office staff to read letters addressed to individual MPs, and he...

Coalition Reaches Agreement on Social Measures and Distraints

Bratislava, May 4 (TASR) - The Coalition Council met at the Government Office on Thursday to discuss a coordinated course of action for the next Parliament's session regarding distraint proceedings, a package of social measures and the Slovak contribution to the fight against terrorism, TASR learnt on the same day.

Danko Not to Face No-Confidence Vote; House Fails to Adopt Session Agenda

Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) won't face an Opposition-initiated attempt to oust him, as only 54 MPs out of the 131 present in the House voted for the agenda of the extraordinary session on Thursday.

Matovic: State Loses €1 Million in Land Substitution

Bratislava, May 3 (TASR) - The Interior Ministry headed by Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) has inked a disadvantageous contract on land substitution, allegedly depriving the state of around €1 million, stated Opposition OLaNO-NOVA MPs Igor...

At Least Two Cities to Host Anti-corruption Marches on June 5

Marches against corruption are set to take place in at least two Slovak cities on June 5, TASR learnt from the organisers of the marches on Tuesday.

Poll: Smer Still in Lead on 27.1 percent, SaS and SNS Follow

Had a general election taken place in April, it would have been won by the Smer-SD party on 27.1 percent of the votes, TASR learnt from a poll carried out by AKO agency, which released the results on Friday.

Cabinet: Employment, Education and Health among Priorities for Future

Bratislava, April 26 (TASR) - Reducing unemployment, building facilities for children aged under three, better functioning public administration and reducing red tape in the business environment are among the main goals of the Government...