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Lexa out of hospital, faces new charges

FORMER SECRET service (SIS) boss Ivan Lexa was released from hospital on September 29 after doctors failed to find anything wrong with him. Lexa had entered the Bratislava facility a week before complaining of a heart ailment.

On leaving the hospital, however, Lexa was charged with two further counts of abuse of power from his time at the head of the SIS.

Overall, Lexa now faces 12 charges from his 1995-1998 agency rule, including sabotage and kidnapping.

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Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.

Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

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Austrian Ambassador: The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.