Domestic Policies

Domestic Policies

SaS Elects Three New Members of Republic Council

Levoca, March 18 (TASR) - The Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party elected new members of the Republic Council as well as new representatives of its supervisory and arbitration committee at its party congress...

Petition Calling for Scrapping of Meciar Amnesties Delivered to House

As many as 76,831 people have supported the call to abrogate the so-called Meciar amnesties via an online petition (www.somza.to) launched two weeks ago and delivered to Parliament by NGO VIA IURIS along with students on Tuesday.

Police Press Charges of Tax Evasion against Ladislav B.

Bratislava, March 21 (TASR) – An investigator of the National Crime Agency (NAKA) has pressed charges of tax and insurance premium evasion against a businessman referred to only as Ladislav B., Police Corps spokesman...

Hlina: LSNS Must No Longer Be Treated with Kid Gloves

Slovakia should stop condoning the policies of the far-right LSNS party and its leader Marian Kotleba, as the party is not to be treated with kid gloves, Christian Democrats (KDH) chairman Alojz Hlina told a press conference on Thursday.

Coalition Unveils Solution for Revoking Meciar’s Amnesties

Bratislava, March 15 (TASR) - A legislative proposal to revoke Vladimir Meciar's amnesties in a constitutional fashion has seen the light of day, the chairmen of the three coalition parties - Smer-SD, Slovak National Party (SNS) and Most-Hid - said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Cabinet Okays Constitutional Bill to Scrap Meciar’s Amnesties

Bratislava, March 15 (TASR) - An amendment to the Slovak Constitution and a constitutional proposal to revoke the so-called Vladimir Meciar's amnesties garnered the support of the Government on Wednesday, which also passed proposals for them to be deliberated by Parliament via a fast-tracked procedure.

Coalition to Unveil its Solution for Scrapping Meciar’s Amnesties

Bratislava, March 13 (TASR) - The coalition will submit its own constitutional solution to revoke Vladimir Meciar's amnesties at the Government session slated for Wednesday (March 15), Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) said after the Coalition Council session on Monday.

Coalition Urges Kiska to Appoint Constitutional Judges Promptly

Bratislava, March 13 (TASR) - President Andrej Kiska has grossly violated the Constitution by failing to respect the Constitutional Court's opinion, and based on the recommendations of the Venice Commission he has no right...

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...

We Are Family Wants to Ban Construction of Mosques in Slovakia

Bratislava, February 28 (TASR) - The Opposition We Are Family-Boris Kollar party is proposing a ban on the construction of mosques in Slovakia because the party considers them to be a security risk, stated...

LSNS MPs Expelled from Parliamentary Chamber Due to Insignia

MPs representing the far-right Kotleba-People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) were ordered out of the parliamentary chamber on Tuesday for wearing insignia promoting their political party, TASR learnt on the same day.

Cornerstone Tapped In for Construction of National Football Stadium

Bratislava, September 1 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico on Thursday along with representatives of the state, Slovakia's capital of Bratislava and local authorities tapped in the cornerstone of the construction of a National...

Hlina: KDH Has Crème de la Crème in House for Governor in Presov

Zvolen, March 11 (TASR) - The extra-parliamentary Christian Democrats (KDH) are ready to cooperate in the November regional elections with parties from the parliamentary Opposition, KDH chairman Alojz Hlina said at a press conference...

President’s Office Denies Cabinet Requested State Honours for EU Presidency

Bratislava, January 18 (TASR) - The President's Office has never received an official request by the Government to decorate any individual for contributions made to Slovakia's Council of the EU Presidency, TASR was told by Roman Krpelan of the President's Office on Wednesday.

Bednar: Ex-president Kovac’s Amnesties Did Influence Slovak State

Bratislava, February 3 (TASR) - The amnesties that late former president Michal Kovac (in office 1993-98) granted to his son in relation to the so-called Technopol scandal had an influence on the character of...

Poll: 63 percent of Slovaks Favour Scrapping Meciar’s Amnesties

Bratislava, March 1 (TASR) - Almost two thirds (63 percent) of Slovaks are in favour of scrapping the amnesties issued in 1998 by prime minister and acting president Vladimir Meciar concerning the 1995 kidnapping...

Independent MPs Want to Scrap VUCs in 2017 with No Replacement

Bratislava, January 12 (TASR) - Independent MPs Katarina Machackova and Miroslav Beblavy have submitted for the next parliamentary session proposals for legislation that would scrap Slovakia's eight self-governing regions (VUCs) as early as in...

SaS Expects Madaric’s Stance on Amnesties to Influence Smer-SD MPs

The Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party expects the current stance of Culture Minister and Smer-SD vice-chairman Marek Madaric on scrapping the amnesties issued by former prime minister Vladimir Meciar to inspire some other social democrats to support the move in Parliament, said SaS leader Richard Sulik on Friday.

Danko: My Promotion Commensurate with My Age and Education

My promotion to the rank of captain is consistent with my age and education, said Slovak National Party (SNS) leader and Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko on Thursday in response to controversy surrounding his ascent up the military hierarchy.

Poll: Smer Would Have Won Election in February Ahead of SaS

Had a general election been held in February, the governing-coalition Smer-SD party would have won on 25.5 percent (with 43 seats in the 150-seat House), followed by the Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 13.8 percent (with 23 seats), according to a poll carried out by Focus agency on a sample of 1,512 respondents between February 6-18.