A TV PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH COVERING THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SLOVAKIA OVER THE PAST WEEK (VIDEO INCLUDED)

The week in Slovakia

Content of programme: Election race heats up; Bratislava responds to Budapest; Bratislava-Zilina freeway completed Brought to you in cooperation with TV SME.

Content of programme:


Election race heats up;
Bratislava responds to Budapest;
Bratislava-Zilina freeway completed

Brought to you in cooperation with TV SME.

With less than two weeks to go before national elections, the opposition and government blocs are in a dead heat, with the results too close to call . Also cartoonist enters election campaign .

The revelations about Smer’s off-the-books financing have significantly increased the party’s political isolation. Until now, only the opposition SaS and SDKÚ parties have rejected working with Mr Fico after elections. But last week, the Christian Democrats and a Hungarian opposition party hopped on the bandwagon .

The background to this political crossfire was a law passed by the Hungarian parliament on Wednesday that makes it easier for ethnic Hungarians in neighbouring countries to gain Hungarian citizenship.

The last 10-kilometre stretch of freeway between Bratislava and Žilina was opened over the weekend. The 200-kilometre journey between the two cities now takes about 90 minutes by car.


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