Domestic Policies

Domestic Policies

New Slovak ‘Air Force One’ Lands at Bratislava Airport

Bratislava, June 14 (TASR) - An eleven-year-old Airbus A319-115 CJ, which is due to serve as the new Slovak 'Air Force One', landed at Bratislava airport on Tuesday morning to replace an old Russian...

Boris Kollar Might Oust Three MPs from Caucus, Including Simkovicova

Bratislava, May 31 (TASR) - Three MPs representing the We Are Family party - Peter Marcek, Martina Simkovicova and Rastislav Holubek - might be ousted from the party's caucus due to their lack of...

Opposition Calls on Fico to Move Out of Flat Rented from Basternak

Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) should move out of a flat rented to him by Ladislav Basternak, said Opposition parties Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and OLaNO-NOVA at a press conference held on Parliament's premises on Tuesday.

Fico: Igor Matovic a Tax Swindler Who Laundered Sk122 Million

Bratislava, February 5 (TASR) - Igor Matovic (OLaNO-NOVA) is a tax swindler who employs strawpersons in order to conceal his illegal activities, Prime Minister Robert Fico said at a press briefing on Monday.

Smer-SD Presidium Okays Nominations to New Government

Bratislava, March 21 (TASR) - The Smer-SD presidium on Monday approved the party's joining of the governing coalition with the Slovak National Party (SNS), Most-Hid and Siet, and also okayed Smer's nominations for individual...

Fico: Slovakia to Re-evaluate Degree of Terrorist Threat

Bratislava, March 22 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico after Tuesday's extraordinary session of the Slovak Security Council called in response to the terror attacks in Brussels on the same day conceded that Slovakia...

Teachers from All over Slovakia Hold Protest in Bratislava

Bratislava, January 25 (TASR) - An estimated number of more than 2,000 teachers from all over Slovakia came to Bratislava on Monday to express their disagreement with what they see as the long-term ignoring of their demands.

Government Proxy for Roma Pollak Wants PG to Ban LSNS

Bratislava, March 15 (TASR) - The goals of the far-right Kotleba-People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) and its programme fly in the face of the law, Government Proxy for Roma Communities Peter Pollak said on...

Former President Michal Kovac Hospitalised

Bratislava, March 5 (TASR) - Former Slovak President Michal Kovac was taken to hospital in the Bratislava borough of Ruzinov on Saturday, TV Markiza reported on its website on the same day.

New Governing Coalition Officially Set Up

Bratislava, March 22 (TASR) - The leaders of Smer-SD, the Slovak National Party (SNS), Most-Hid and Siet - Robert Fico, Andrej Danko, Bela Bugar and Radoslav Prochazka, respectively - signed an agreement on setting...

Fico: Slovakia Ascendant on Corruption Index, But We’re Not Happy Yet

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) - Although Slovakia has seen improvement in its ranking of the corruption chart, the Government is far from satisfied because what's important is to respond to sentiments and needs of people, Prime Minister Robert Fico said at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Beblavy, Machackova and Petrik Leave Siet Party

Bratislava, March 17 (TASR) - Legislators Miroslav Beblavy, Katarina Machackova and Simona Petrik at a press conference in Bratislava on Thursday announced their departure from the Siet (Network) party. Zuzana Zimenova is also leaving her...

Markiza Exit Poll: Smer Gets 27.3%, SaS Second on 13.3%

Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer-SD came first in the general election in Slovakia on Saturday on 27.3 percent, followed by Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 13.3 percent and OLaNO-NOVA...

Prime Minister Fico: No Room for Islam in Slovakia

Bratislava, May 25 (TASR) - If someone says that Slovakia wants to be multicultural, they're against the country in general, Prime Minister Robert Fico told TASR in an interview, confirming that Slovakia under his leadership will maintain its thumbs down on the migrant resettlement quotas.

Figel Resigns as KDH Leader, Commissions Zajac to Act as Stand-in

Bratislava, March 15 (TASR) - Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) chairman Jan Figel at a press conference in Bratislava on Tuesday announced that he was resigning from his post and that he's commissioned vice-chair Pavol...

Matovic Testifies Before Police on Alleged Tax Fraud

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) – OLaNO-NOVA chairman Igor Matovic was summoned to the Police Corps presidium in Bratislava on Wednesday to provide testimony concerning the sale of his former company that according to Prime...

Slovak Interior Minister Declares Second Level of Terrorism Threat

Bratislava, March 23 (TASR) - Interior Minster Robert Kalinak declared a second level of terrorism threat in Slovakia as of Wednesday in connection with Tuesday's (March 22) attacks in Brussels and the worsened security situation in Europe, TASR learnt from the communications and prevention department of the Slovak Police Corps' President's Office on Wednesday.

Gaspar: LSNS Patrols on Trains Must Abide By Law

Bratislava, April 12 (TASR) - If either MPs or members of the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) want to prevent a crime from happening, they can take action as any other Slovak citizen without being held criminally liable, Police President Tibor Gaspar said at a press conference on Tuesday.

President Kiska Meets Two Slovak Women with Prestigious Awards

Bratislava, May 2 (TASR) - If people act out of conviction and from the heart, they can produce positive results, President Andrej Kiska told journalists at his office when receiving two Slovaks - Zuzana...

Matovic: Fico Lies, Has Known About the Case for Six Years

Bratislava, February 5 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico lies when he claims that he acquired the evidence of alleged tax fraud against Igor Matovic-regionPRESS firm, dated from 2008, only these days and thus...