Campaign for General Election Now Over, Moratorium in Place

The official campaign for the general election on Saturday, March 5 ended with the beginning of a 48-hour moratorium that began at 7 a.m on Thursday.

Fico: What’s Happening in Recent Days is Targeted Attack on Slovak Presidency

What's been happening in the past two or three days is not an accident, but a targeted attack against the successful Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU and against Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak, said Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) following the Cabinet session on Wednesday.

KBS: Decent People Suppressed and Intimidated in Health Care Debate

Bratislava, January 25 (TASR) - The Catholic Church on Monday levelled criticism about the current state of affairs in health care, as the Church doesn't take kindly to how nurses taking part in mass resignations are being treated and is thus asking Prime Minister Robert Fico and Health Minister Viliam Cislak to put and end to it.

MVK Poll: Seven Parties in Parliament, SaS Outside

The latest public opinion poll carried out by MVK polling agency at the end of January shows that seven parties would have made it into parliament.

Some 500 People Celebrate November ’89 Along with Opposition

Enough of Prime Minister Robert Fico; we didn't want this; it's time for a new November - such were the slogans that reverberated at the Slovak National Uprising Square on Thursday.

OLaNO-NOVA: Everyone Deserves Free Sundays

Everyone deserves a free Sunday, MPs Richard Vasecka and Anna Veresova (both OLaNO-NOVA) told a news conference in Bratislava on Wednesday, adding that they support an extension of employees' rights to free Sundays and holidays as well as the regulation of Sunday sales.

SKOK: Radicova Didn’t Bring Down Government, Sulik Should Apologise

Bratislava, February 4 (TASR) - Iveta Radicova's centre-right government (2010-12) wasn't brought down by Radicova in 2011, as Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) chairman Richard Sulik says, but by all representatives of the coalition of that time, said non-parliamentary SKOK party leader Juraj Miskov at a press conference on Thursday.

Kiska: We Can’t Tolerate Fascism While Celebrating SNP

Banska Bystrica, August 29 (TASR) - Slovakia shouldn't celebrate a state holiday marking an uprising against fascism while at the same time tolerating any displays of fascism, said President Andrej Kiska at the main...

Poll: Bugar Viewed as Most Amiable and Trustworthy Politician

Bratislava, May 17 (TASR) – The most likeable leader of a political party in Slovakia is Bela Bugar (Most-Hid), who is viewed as being one of the two most trustworthy politicians at the same...

Beblavy, Machackova, Petrik to Leave Siet, If It Goes With Smer

Bratislava, March 14 (TASR) - Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Miroslav Beblavy, Katarina Machackova and Simona Petrik announced that they will leave #Siet (Network), if the party inks a coalition agreement with...

Opposition: Anti-Kalinak Protests to Go on in Bratislava and Regions

Bratislava, July 19 (TASR) – The Opposition will continue to organise protests calling for the dismissal of Interior Minister Robert Kalinak, staging them in regional capitals, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) vice-chair Lubomir Galko said...

Kalinak Sends Documents on Relationship with B.A. Haus to Committee

Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) has sent materials regarding his ownership relationship with a company called B.A. Haus to the parliamentary committee for incompatibility of posts, TASR learnt on Sunday.

Gajdos: Slovakia’s Direction Should Be Unambiguous

Bratislava, March 29 (TASR) - Slovakia's foreign policy should be definitely pro-European and pro-Atlantic, said Defence Minister Peter Gajdos (SNS), who was ceremonially sworn into office by Prime Minister Robert Fico on Tuesday. "I will...

Pellegrini Opens Extraordinary Session on Health and Education

Bratislava, February 11 (TASR) - Parliamentary Chair Peter Pellegrini succeeded at the third attempt to open an extraordinary parliamentary session focusing on education and health-care, as 138 legislators voted in favour of the session's...

Pollak: Political Parties Musn’t Stoop to Extremists’ Level

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) - People who deny spiritual, human and moral values for which people regardless of their ethnic minority or skin colour were killed in WWII have arrived in the legislative body, said Government Proxy for Roma Communities Peter Pollak in a statement on Wednesday.

Danko: Meciar’s Amnesties Should Be Dealt with by Constitutional Court

Bratislava, December 7 (TASR) - The issue of abrogating Vladimir Meciar's 1998 amnesties should be resolved by the Constitutional Court, thinks Parliamentary Chair and Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Andrej Danko.

Opposition to Preside Over Eight Parliamentary Committees

Bratislava, March 21 (TASR) - The Opposition - Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), Ordinary People-NOVA, Kotleba-People's Party Our Slovakia and We Are Family-Boris Kollar - will occupy a total of eight posts at the head...

Fico: We’ll Try to Amend Constitution to Boost Social Rights

Bratislava, October 22 (TASR) - Clear pro-European attitudes, a just and strong social state, a balance between economic freedoms and social rights, vivid interest in voters and better communication with the public should be...

Nurse Labours: Cislak’s Criminal Complaint Hardly a Surprise

The criminal complaint filed by Health Minister Viliam Cislak comes hardly as a surprise to nurses on strike, nurse labour unions head Monika Kavecka said on Monday.

Pirosik Charged for Lighting Smoke Shell in Front of Presidential Palace

Bratislava, November 18 (TASR) - The police have pressed charges of rowdiness against the leader of the radical leftist Resistance-Labour Party, Stanislav Pirosik, who on Thursday fired a red smoke shell at a demonstration...