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

This week in Slovakia

Content of programme: Fico tries to win over the Christian Democrats; Slovak politics are holding up a Eurozone stability package; Potheads call on the Freedom and Solidarity party to deliver; A disappointing start for Slovakia at the World Cup Brought to you in cooperation with TV SME.

Content of programme:


Fico tries to win over the Christian Democrats;
Slovak politics are holding up a Eurozone stability package;
Potheads call on the Freedom and Solidarity party to deliver;
A disappointing start for Slovakia at the World Cup


Brought to you in cooperation with TV SME.


Even as talks continued last week between four centre-right parties on forming the next government , outgoing Prime Minister Robert Fico was trying to divide their ranks to find a way to stay in power.

One of the first decisions the incoming coalition will be asked to make is to approve an 800 million euro loan for Greece. The line of credit was agreed to by the previous Robert Fico administration as part of the EU’s 110 billion euro bailout for Athens.

It may be 40 years late, but this is turning into a summer of love in Bratislava. Following the city’s first-ever Gay Pride march last month, the Slovak capital hosted its inaugural rally for the decriminalization of marijuana use .

Slovakia’s debut at the World Cup in South Africa has not gone according to plan . After a draw with New Zealand and a loss to Paraguay, Team Slovakia must now defeat defending champions Italy to advance to the next round.


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