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Fico most-trusted politician

THE CHAIRMAN of the opposition party Smer, Robert Fico, remains the most trusted politician in Slovakia, according to an early January public opinion poll conducted by the Statistical Office, reports the SITA news agency.

Fico is trusted by 26 percent of Slovak citizens. President Ivan Gašparovič is second with 14.4 percent, and Vladimír Mečiar, the chairman of the opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia is third, with 12.4 percent trust.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

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Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

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Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.