Kalinak: Slovakia Has Passed Measures to Minimise Roma Segregation

Bratislava, March 1 (TASR) - Slovakia has implemented programmes that minimise the risk of segregating Roma children and improve their situation and chances of participating in the education system, said Interior Minister Robert Kalinak on Wednesday.

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...

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...

Sulik Threatens to Take Fico to Court over SaS Drug Abuse Comments

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) chairman Richard Sulik intends to file a criminal complaint and bring a civil lawsuit against Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) for his allegations that SaS representatives have a drugs problem - unless Fico retracts his accusations.

Petrik Insists on Contesting Nursery Law at Constitutional Court

Independent MP Simona Petrik is resolved to take the new Act on Nursery Schools to the Constitutional Court in order to cover all bases and make sure that parts deemed to be discriminatory are repealed, TASR learnt on Thursday.

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.

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...

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.

SaS Founding Member and MP Mihal Exits Party

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party founding member and MP Jozef Mihal has decided to leave the party eight years after helping to get it off the ground, TASR learnt from the party's spokesperson Katarina Svrcekova on Monday.

SaS and OLaNO Close to Reaching Cooperation Agreement for VUC Election

Bratislava, February 18 (TASR) - Opposition parties Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and OLaNO-NOVA are in final stage of talks on mutual support for candidates in the upcoming regional election slated for autumn, TASR learnt on Saturday.

SaS Files Criminal Complaint over Energy Bills

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MPs Jozef Rajtar, Jana Kissova and Karol Galek submitted a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor-General's Office on Friday over energy bills amidst the recent controversy surrounding higher energy charges as of January, TASR learnt later in the day.

Ministry: Law against Puppy Farms to Affect Honest Breeders

A law approved by Parliament with the aim of clamping down on puppy farms will have serious ramifications for honest dog breeders and state employees - while puppy farms will be spared, said the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry on Friday.

Robert Fico Survives No-confidence Vote

Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) will retain his post, as the Opposition failed to oust him over the energy price scandal on Thursday.

Fico: Purpose of Extraordinary Session to Stir Up Conflict and Fuel Apathy

The purpose of the ongoing extraordinary parliamentary session is to stir up conflict and to fuel public apathy towards standard political parties, said Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) on Thursday in a speech at the session, in which he faces an Opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion relating to the energy price scandal.

Plavcan: Extremism Masquerades as Patriotism

It's important for young people to be able to distinguish truth from lies, said Education, Research, Science and Sport Minister Peter Plavcan (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) in a discussion on rising extremism organised by the Open Society Foundation on Thursday.

Danko: Matovic Single-handedly Stymied Session, May Be Disciplined

OLaNO-NOVA party leader Igor Matovic single-handedly stymied an extraordinary parliamentary session debating a no-confidence motion in Prime Minister and Smer-SD chairman Robert Fico, and this may come with a fine, Parliamentary Chairman and Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Andrej Danko told a press conference on Tuesday.

Matovic Brings Pictures to Parliament, Session on Fico Interrupted

Bratislava, February 14 (TASR) - The extraordinary parliamentary session with the no-confidence motion in Prime Minister Robert Fico on the agenda was interrupted shortly after it was opened on Tuesday afternoon, as opposition OLaNO-NOVA...

Richter Confident of Successful Defence in No-confidence Vote Scenario

Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) told Parliament on Thursday that if he were to face a no-confidence motion over the issue of the Clean Day resocialisation facility, he would put up a successful defence.

Bahna: Widespread Perception of Corruption Benefits Radicals

Bratislava, February 9 (TASR) - People are more sceptical about democracy today than they were six years ago, which plays well into the hands of radicals, sociologist Miloslav Bahna said for Tablet.TV on Thursday.

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...