SUMMARY-Tuesday-August 13, 2019 - 10 p.m.
13. augusta 2019 22:00
BRATISLAVA - A single applicant has been registered for the next election of Constitutional Court judges so far, parliamentary constitutional committee head Robert Madej (Smer-SD) has told TASR.
BRATISLAVA - The position in which I criticised China for not respecting human rights was fully in line with the EU position and is unchangeable, President Zuzana Caputova said on Tuesday after meeting Ombudswoman Maria Patakyova, adding, however, that she respects the different opinion of Parliamentary Chair Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) and his invitation to the head of the Chinese Parliament to visit Slovakia, TASR learnt on Tuesday.
BRATISLAVA - Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) is still considering in which way to carry out one of the biggest reforms of the Slovak health sector, the so-called stratification of hospitals, TASR learnt at a press conference on Tuesday.
BRATISLAVA - OZ KOVO Trade Union approves of minimum wage growth in Slovakia, saying this will motivate employees and ensure greater competitiveness and social stability, TASR learnt from OZ KOVO's statement for the media on Tuesday.
BRATISLAVA - Slovak President Zuzana Caputova said that the legislation on abortions is sufficient and that the area of prevention should be improved, with Ombudswoman Maria Patakyova adding that women's support should not be implemented through orders and bans.
BRATISLAVA - Health Minister Andrea Kalavska (a Smer-SD nominee) is considering resuming supplies of the Cuban medicine Heberprot-P, a product that was used in Slovakia for treating advanced diabetic foot ulcers and supplied as part of a deal to relieve Cuba's debt to Slovakia, TASR learnt on Tuesday.
NITRA - Controversial entrepreneur for legal reasons identified only as Marian K. testified on Tuesday at the National Crime Agency's (NAKA) branch in Nitra in the case of the murders of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova, with his lawyer Marek Para saying that Marian K. denied participating in the murder and clearly demonstrated his innocence.
BRATISLAVA - Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD), according to his last steps, should rather consider joining Progressive Slovakia, they certainly have much in common, former Police Corps president Tibor Gaspar wrote on a social network on Tuesday in response to the premier's words that Gaspar should not be on Smer-SD's slate for next year's parliamentary election and should try to clear his name instead.