Coalition Parties to Liaise More Closely, Intending to March On

The leaders of the coalition parties - Smer-SD, the Slovak National Party (SNS) and Most-Hid - will meet and communicate with each other more often, said Prime Minister and Smer chairman Robert Fico after the Coalition Council session on Wednesday.

Prime Minister: Coalition Living Its Normal Inner Life

The governing coalition has been living its normal inner life, said Prime Minister and Smer-SD leader Robert Fico ahead of the Coalition Council meeting on Wednesday.

State to Continue Supporting Organ Transplants in Slovakia

Bratislava, February 8 (TASR) - The number of organ transplants in Slovakia is increasing, according to a Health Ministry-sponsored report on meeting the National Transplant Programme, which was acknowledged by the Cabinet at its...

URSO: Water Charges to Remain at 2016 Levels

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) – The Office for the Regulation of Network Industries (URSO) announced to Prime Minister Robert Fico on Tuesday that it will release a directive returning water charges to the levels...

House Committee Slaps Fine on Danko for Property Disclosure Omission

Parliamentary Chairman and leader of the Slovak National Party (SNS) Andrej Danko has acted in contravention of the Conflict of Interests Act by failing to include 'claims against a third party' in his property disclosure for 2015, TASR learnt on Tuesday.

SNS Staying in Coalition and Will Search for Solutions in Energy Sector

Bratislava, February 6 (TASR) - The Slovak National Party (SNS) will remain in the coalition and seek solutions to issues that have emerged in the energy sector recently, stated SNS leader and Parliamentary Chairman...

Remisova: Slovakia Has to Root Out Causes of Extremism First

Bratislava, February 5 (TASR) - In terms of extremism the major problem is that we have been on the edge about what is considered to be freedom of expression and what is the defamation...

Bednar: Ex-president Kovac’s Amnesties Did Influence Slovak State

Bratislava, February 3 (TASR) - The amnesties that late former president Michal Kovac (in office 1993-98) granted to his son in relation to the so-called Technopol scandal had an influence on the character of...

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.

Prominent Lawyers Urge Parliament to Scrap Meciar’s Amnesties

Bratislava, January 30 (TASR) – It would be legitimate to scrap the amnesties issued by former premier Vladimir Meciar as acting president in 1998 concerning the 1995 kidnapping of then president Michal Kovac's son...

Hrnko: Policemen Decided in Advance to Seize My Driving Licence

Bratislava, January 30 (TASR) – Slovak National Party (SNS) vice-chairman Anton Hrnko claimed on Monday that the police patrol that stopped his car and seized his driving licence for an alleged misdemeanour had decided...

Bratislava: US Embassy Must Prove its Security Fence is Legal by February 3d

Bratislava, January 28 (TASR) - The United States Embassy to Slovakia must prove that its security fence on the Hviezdoslavovo Namestie in Bratislava is a legal structure by February 3, Bratislava Old Town spokesperson Nora Gubkova has told TASR.

House Committee: Funds Weren’t Wasted during EU Presidency

Contrary to an initiative by MP Miroslav Beblavy (Independent), Parliament's foreign affairs committee declined to conclude on Thursday that funds were frittered away in the organisation of events connected to Slovakia's Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2016, TASR learnt on the same day.

SaS Unveils Team Tasked with Plan for Health Care Shake-up

The health care sector has for a long time been marred by political neglect, the pilfering and frittering away of funds, and a low level of services, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader and MEP Richard Sulik told a press conference on Tuesday.

Parliamentary Caucuses to Get €35 Monthly per MP also in 2017

Parliamentary caucuses will get €35 monthly per member, just as they did in 2016, Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) decided on Monday.

OLaNO-NOVA Wants to Ban Military Promotion of Active Politicians

Politicians who have gained their military ranks while actively serving in politics should be automatically deprived of them, OLaNO-NOVA leader Igor Matovic told a news conference on Monday, adding that his movement plans to submit an amendment to the law on conscription governing the granting of military ranks to active politicians.

Sulik Asked Farage Why He Bugged Out After Brexit Referendum

The now former UKIP leader Nigel Farage should not have 'bugged out' from the party's top as soon as Brexit results were announced, MEP and leader of the Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party Richard Sulik said on TA3's discussion programme 'V politike' (In Politics) on Sunday.

Fico: Fascism is Not Creeping in Slovakia, It Is Present Here

During Sunday's commemorative gathering to mark the 72nd anniversary of the burning down of the villages of Klak and Ostry Grun (both Banska Bystrica region), Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) offered harsh words not only to the residents of these villages in the Zarnovica district, but also to citizens of the entire Banska Bystrica region.

Danko: My Promotion Commensurate with My Age and Education

My promotion to the rank of captain is consistent with my age and education, said Slovak National Party (SNS) leader and Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko on Thursday in response to controversy surrounding his ascent up the military hierarchy.

President’s Office Denies Cabinet Requested State Honours for EU Presidency

Bratislava, January 18 (TASR) - The President's Office has never received an official request by the Government to decorate any individual for contributions made to Slovakia's Council of the EU Presidency, TASR was told by Roman Krpelan of the President's Office on Wednesday.