Kiska to Curb Use of Government Aircraft, Heeding Kalinak’s Request

President Andrej Kiska said on Monday that he'll cut down on his use of government aircraft after he was requested to do so by Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD).

Kiska Inks Bill Aimed at Undoing Meciar’s Amnesties

President Andrej Kiska has signed into law a constitutional bill that empowers Parliament to revoke presidential amnesties and pardons that are at odds with the principles of the democratic rule of law, TASR learnt on Monday.

SZSZ: Kotleba’s Party Politicising Environment of Slovaks Living Abroad

Bratislava, April 2 (TASR) - The Kotleba-People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) has attempted to politicise the environment of Slovaks living abroad by setting up a Club for Slovaks Living Abroad, with the party's vice-chairman...

SaS Confirms Three Candidates for Regional Governors

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MPs Martin Klus, Juraj Droba and Renata Kascakova have confirmed their bids for regional governor posts in the regional elections this autumn, TASR learnt on Friday.

Danko: MPs and MEPs Have Identical DNA

MPs and MEPs have identical DNA, as both groups of politicians were elected directly by Slovak citizens, stated Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) when welcoming Slovak MEPs to the Slovak Parliament for the first time in the history of the independent Slovakia on Friday.

City Council Approves Total Ban on Gambling Establishments in Bratislava

Bratislava, March 30 (TASR) - Bratislava city council on Thursday approved a total ban on gambling establishments in the capital with the exception of betting shops and lotteries. The local legislation, due to enter into...

Parliament Amends Constitution in Order to Scrap Meciar Amnesties

Bratislava, March 30 (TASR) - Parliament will receive powers to revoke presidential pardons and amnesties if they are in discrepancy with the principles of the democratic rule of law, as the House on Thursday approved a coalition-sponsored amendment aimed at scrapping the amnesties of Vladimir Meciar with 124 votes.

Coalition’s Bill Undoing Meciar’s Pardons on Track for House Approval

The coalition's bill on abrogating Vladimir Meciar's amnesties is likely to be passed in Parliament, as - in addition to the governing coalition - it's garnered the support of 'We Are Family' legislators, some Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MPs and quite possibly also OLaNO-NOVA lawmakers, TASR learnt on Thursday afternoon.

Patakyova Vows to be Non-partisan and Determined Ombudswoman

Newly elected Ombudswoman Maria Patakyova took up office on Wednesday after she was sworn in by and received her appointment papers from Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS).

TIS Wants to Raise Generation of Civil Servants Resistant to Corruption

Bratislava, March 28 (TASR) - A professional state administration resistant to corruption won't be created by constantly inciting fear among the people who point out acts of corruption in the state institutions, stated representatives...

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.

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...

MPs Ask Kalinak to Detail Kiska’s Use of Government Aircraft

Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) has been requested to inform Parliament concerning the use of the ministry's aircraft by senior state officials, TASR learnt on Tuesday.

Amnesty Talks Suspended by Week; Opposition Has Five Conditions

Bratislava, March 21 (TASR) - Talks concerning the coalition-sponsored proposal for revoking the so-called Vladimir Meciar amnesties will be suspended by one week, and the House will begin discussing them again next Tuesday (March...

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 ( launched two weeks ago and delivered to Parliament by NGO VIA IURIS along with students on Tuesday.

LSNS to Support Bills Aimed at Scrapping Meciar Amnesties

Bratislava, March 20 (TASR) - The far-right People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) will lend its support to the coalition-sponsored legislative proposal to revoke Vladimir Meciar's amnesties and the presidential pardon granted by Michal Kovac to his own son, TASR learnt on Monday.

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...

Poll: Smer Remains in Lead on 28 percent, SaS and SNS Follow

Had a general election taken place in the middle of March, it would have been won by the Smer-SD party on 28 percent of votes, TASR learnt from a poll by AKO agency, which released the results on Friday.

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 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.