Domestic Policies

Domestic Policies

Gov’t: Pensions of Those Who Retired Before January 2004 to Go Up

The financial situation of the elderly who retired before January 1, 2004 should improve, as the Cabinet at its session on Wednesday approved a draft amendment on social insurance that will increase their pensions as of January 2018, TASR learnt on the same day.

Thousands Flood Streets of Bratislava to Protest against Corruption

Bratislav, April 18 (TASR) - Thousands of people converged on Bratislava Old Town on Tuesday for a march against corruption, expressing their dissatisfaction with what they see as one corruption scandal after another, with the perpetrators always evading punishment.

President Announces Call for Anti-extremist Apps and Websites

Slovak President Andrej Kiska has announced a call for creating apps, websites, videos and games that would help to suppress intolerance, TASR learnt on Tuesday.

Madaric: Quotas for Slovak Music Pose No Harm for Radio Stations

Bratislava, April 17 (TASR) - Slovak radio stations haven't recorded a drop in listeners, and privately owned stations haven't seen any decrease in ad revenues, either; on the contrary, there have even been improvements in these parameters in some cases, said Culture Minister Marek Madaric (Smer-SD) concerning the radio quotas for Slovak music introduced a year ago.

Kiska: I Won’t Found Any Political Party, Won’t Run for Parliament Either

Slovak President Andrej Kiska announced in a video he posted on Facebook on Wednesday that he will not found any political party and will not run for an MP post, either.

Dissatisfied Taxi Drivers Envisage More Protests Unless Authorities Act

Bratislava, April 11 (TASR) - If the authorities don't take action, the number of protests by taxi drivers in Bratislava will increase and a mass transport strike might follow as well, stated Matej Krampl,...

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.

OLaNO-NOVA Submits Proposal on RTVS Funding to Parliament

Bratislava, April 10 (TASR) - When a new general director of public broadcaster Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) takes up the post in June, RTVS should have a definitive model of funding set for...

Danko: Slovaks Should Demand Slovak Trains, Not Regiojet’s

Slovaks shouldn't be happy about 20-year-old repainted trains imported from Italy by private transport company RegioJet, but should be proud of and demand Slovak trains, said leader of the governing coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) and Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko on TA3's programme 'V politike' (In Politics) on Sunday.

Danko Wants Slovakia to Approach West in Terms of Salaries and Benefits

Leader of the governing Slovak National Party (SNS) and Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko said following the party congress in Sliac (Banska Bystrica region) on Saturday he wants to see Slovak citizens approaching the western system in terms of salaries and benefits, otherwise he does not see the meaning of the country's membership in the EU.

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 Minister Richter Survives No-confidence Vote

Bratislava, April 7 (TASR) - Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) will retain his post, as the Opposition failed to oust him over the Clean Day scandal on Friday, garnering...

Fico: Extraordinary Session Absurd; Old Wives’ Tales for Three Hours

Bratislava, April 6 (TASR) - The extraordinary parliamentary session convened to hold a vote of no-confidence in Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) over the Clean Day scandal is absurd, and the Opposition failed to table a single relevant argument for Richter's ouster, said Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) in the debate in Parliament on Thursday.

CVEK: Roma Unemployment Requires Education, Not Forced Labour

Bratislava, April 6 (TASR) – Addressing unemployment among the Roma community and increasing their chances on the labour market won't be achieved by forcing the Roma to work in order to receive social benefits,...

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.

Rasi Calls on LSNS MPs Not to Misuse Immunity for Spreading Xenophobia

MPs for Kotleba-People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) are misusing their parliamentary immunity to spread their xenophobic opinions and that's why we should consider curbing their immunity, parliamentary mandate and immunity committee chairman Richard Rasi (Smer-SD) said in the House on Thursday.

House Annuls Meciar Amnesties and Kovac’s Presidential Pardon

Bratislava, April 5 (TASR) - Parliament via a resolution that garnered 129 votes from the 144 MPs present on Wednesday revoked the amnesties issued by Vladimir Meciar as acting president dated March 3 and July 7, 1998, as well as the pardon granted by former president Michal Kovac [1993-98] to his own son on December 12, 1997.

Fico: Meciar Amnesties’ Scrapping Moves Slovak Politics to New Level

Wednesday's parliamentary vote on scrapping the so-called Meciar amnesties is extraordinarily important in terms of forming a political culture, Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) said on the Cabinet Office's premises on Wednesday.

Kiska: Corruption at Highest Levels Exists

Bratislava, April 4 (TASR) - Corruption at the highest levels is hardly tangible and sophisticated, but it exists and those who claim otherwise are probably living in another world, Slovak President Andrej Kiska told...

Fico: I Would be Calm If We Had Opposition Comprised of Standard Parties

I would be calm if there was an Opposition composed of standard political parties, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) told a HN club debate on Tuesday, which was dedicated to Slovakia's one year since the general elections.