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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.

Parliament Extends List of Holidays with Sales Ban to 15.5 Days

Bratislava, March 28 (TASR) - Shops in Slovakia are set to be closed on several public holidays in addition to the current three-and-a-half days,...

Parliament OKs Changes of State Border between Slovakia and Hungary

The state border line between Slovakia and Hungary will be adjusted due to some planned water management projects on the Ipel River, according to a proposal approved by Parliament with 142 votes on Thursday.

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.

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

TASR Ended 2016 with Surplus of Over €136,000

The News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) ended 2016 with a surplus of €136,512, as its revenues of €5,278,253 topped the agency's expenditures of €5,141,741, according to a report on TASR's activities in the second half of 2016 that the agency's general director Jaroslav Reznik presented to members of Parliament's media committee on Thursday.

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...

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...

EU Parliamentary Chairs to Meet in Bratislava in April

Bratislava, February 21 (TASR) - The European heads of parliaments will meet again in Bratislava between April 22-23 in order to exchange information on...

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.

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...

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.

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,...

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.

Danko Wants to Remove Holjencik from URSO Chair Post via Resolution

Jozef Holjencik, the director of the Office for the Regulation of Network Industries (URSO), should render an account in the House for what he's done, Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) told a news conference held on Parliament's premises on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.