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.

Kiska Meets Representatives of Three Civil Initiatives at Palace

The Slovak economy is doing well, but there are areas that we need to improve, said President Andrej Kiska at a meeting with representatives of three civil initiatives - 'We are Ringing for a Change', 'Enough' and - at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday.

MP Salary Freeze a Matter of Principle for Government

Bratislava, November 4 (TASR) - Continuing the salary freeze for constitutional officials is a matter of principle for the Government of Robert Fico and will take place in 2017, reads the press release issued by the Government Office on Friday.

Lajcak: Inclusion of Roma Community into Society Is Problem

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - As far as the Roma issue is concerned, the problem doesn't lie that much with discrimination, but rather with how to include the Roma community into society, stated Foreign...

Fico Signs Agreement on Third Gov’t, But Sad about Attacks in Belgium

Bratislava, March 22 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD), who on Tuesday signed a coalition agreement for a new government with the Slovak National Party (SNS), Most-Hid and Siet, said after the ceremony...

Kollar Denies Immoral Behaviour, Points to Campaign to Discredit Him

Accusations of immoral behaviour regarding a 15-year-old drug addict resident of the Clean Day resocialisation centre in Galanta (Trnava region) are nothing but a campaign to discredit me, Opposition We Are Family party leader Boris Kollar told a news conference held in Parliament on Wednesday.

MPs Override President’s Veto and Approve Restrictions in House Again

Bratislava, December 6 (TASR) - Banners, leaflets and audio-visual presentations won't be allowed during parliamentary sessions any more, as MPs on Tuesday once again passed an amendment to Parliament's Rules of Procedure, overturning President...

Maria Patakyova Elected as New Ombudswoman

Bratislava, February 8 (TASR) - Maria Patakyova was elected as the new ombudswoman in a secret ballot in Parliament on Wednesday. The governing coalition candidate, who received 75 votes in the 150-member House, will replace...

SaS: Cislak Should Be Ashamed for Criminal Complaint on Nurses

Health Minister Viliam Cislak should be ashamed of himself for having filed a criminal complaint yesterday on nurses over their statements on health care being jeopardised due to their resignations, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) chairman Richard Sulik issued a written statement to this effect on Tuesday.

President’s Guard Bids Farewell to Kovac with Military Honours

Bratislava, October 13 (TASR) – The Slovak President's Honour Guard said farewell to former Slovak president Michal Kovac (1993-98) with a military ceremony and honours on the Presidential Palace courtyard on Thursday. Earlier in the...

Danko: Formation of First Slovak National Council Milestone in Our History

Myjava, September 19 (TASR) - The creation of the first Slovak National Council (SNR) is a major milestone in the history of the Slovaks, who in 1848 in the town of Myjava (Trencin Region)...

Sulik: Mihal’s Exit Due to Difference in Views and Mihal’s Busy Schedule

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party MP and founding member Jozef Mihal has opted to leave the party due to a divergence of opinion regarding migrants between the two of us and due to his busy schedule involving training courses on taxes and levies, SaS chairman Richard Sulik wrote on his social network account on Tuesday.

Health Ministry: Only Two Nurses Stick to Notices in Martin

Bratislava, February 15 (TASR) – Only two nurses out of 160 who originally filed resignation notices as part of a mass move at Martin University Hospital (Zilina region) have left their notices in place...

Fico: Dubcek Was Global Giant in 1960s and 1970s

Uhrovec, November 26 (TASR) - Alexander Dubcek was like a book cited by many, but few have actually read it, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday in a speech at a commemorative event...

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...

Pellegrini: Opposition Putting on Show, Not Interested in Solutions

Bratislava, February 11 (TASR) - The extraordinary session of Parliament focusing on issues of health care and education is just a pre-election show by the Opposition and not an honest effort to address issues in the sectors, said Parliamentary Chairman Peter Pellegrini prior to opening the session at the third attempt on Thursday.

NOU: Parliamentary Chairman Danko Ambulatory Patient

Bratislava, April 29 (TASR) - Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko's health condition doesn't require steady monitoring of his vital functions any longer and he's become an ambulatory patient, TASR was told by Viktoria Vasilenkova from...

Cabinet: Constitutional Officials’ Salaries to Remain Frozen in 2017

The salaries of constitutional officials, MPs and Cabinet members should remain frozen also in 2017, as the Cabinet approved Prime Minister Robert Fico's proposal to amend the law on the salaries of some constitutional officials at its regular session on Wednesday.

Dissatisfied Siet MPs Leave Party, Want to Discuss with Most-Hid

Bratislava, August 16 (TASR) - MPs Andrej Hrnciar, Martin Fedor, Katarina Csefalvayova, Igor Janckulik and Eduard Adamcik announced on Tuesday that they're leaving the governing party Siet (Network) and want to hold talks with...

Brecely: Abrogation of Coalition Agreement Would Be Irresponsible Political Gamble

Bratislava, August 17 (TASR) - Siet (Network) party is part of the governing coalition at the moment, although much depends on the stance its coalition partners will adopt, Siet chair Roman Brecely said after the party presidium session on Wednesday.