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...

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...

Median Poll: Smer-SD on Top, Ahead of SaS and SNS

Bratislava, March 10 (TASR) - If a general election had taken place in late January and in February, it would have been won by the senior governing party Smer-SD on 27 percent, ahead of...

Kollar Questioned by Police over Communications With Underage Girl

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) - We Are Family party leader Boris Kollar spent more than four hours on Thursday being questioned by the police regarding his communications with an underage resident of the Clean...

Matovic and Mihal Fined for Absence in Parliament

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) - Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (SNS) has decided that MPs Igor Matovic (OLaNO-NOVA) and Jozef Mihal (Independent) will both be stripped of half their monthly salary and the lump sum...

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.

OLaNO Calls on Opposition MP Accused of Immoral Behavior to Come Clean

Bratislava, March 8 (TASR) - The Opposition MP of undisclosed identity who has been accused of immoral behaviour towards a 15-year-old drug addict and client of the Clean Day resocialisation centre should come forward and give up his mandate, according to a call by OLaNO-NOVA leader Igor Matovic.

Fico Rings Kocan, Calls VsZP Recovery Plan “Bosh”

Bratislava, March 7 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) on Tuesday published on Facebook a recording of his phone call with director of state-run health insurer Vseobecna zdravotna poistovna (VsZP) Miroslav Kocan in...

Danko: Potential Loss of MP Mandate Is Sensitive Thing

Bratislava, March 7 (TASR) - Interference with an MP's rights or the potential loss of an MP mandate is a sensitive thing, Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party) said on Tuesday in reaction to the Constitutional Court's verdict confirming a fine equalling six monthly salaries for OLaNO-NOVA leader Igor Matovic for not having his business licence suspended for 21 days while as an MP in 2013.

Bugar: We Made Kind of Sacrifice for Slovakia by Joining Coalition

Most-Hid's decision to join the governing coalition with Smer-SD and the Slovak National Party (SNS) was the right step, Most-Hid chairman Bela Bugar said after the party's Republic Council session on Saturday.

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.

Kiska Vetoes Well-intentioned but Flawed Anti-Puppy Farming Bill

President Andrej Kiska on Thursday vetoed a bill approved by Parliament with the aim of clamping down on puppy farms, proposing that the legislation should be rejected as a whole when it comes up for a vote again, TASR learnt on the same day.

Fico: I’ll Encourage People Not to Be Afraid to Report Corruption

Bratislava, March 1 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) is launching his own initiative in the fight against corruption and plans to encourage people not to be afraid to report this phenomenon so detrimental to society, TASR learnt on Wednesday.

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.