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: STV to be merged with radio; Government hits 100-day mark; Roma demand electricity; Historian discovers oldest distillery

Content of programme:


STV to be merged with radio;
Government hits 100-day mark;
Roma demand electricity;
Historian discovers oldest distillery


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A financial crisis at Slovakia‘s state-run television station, STV, has given rise to a bold plan to reduce its scope of broadcasting and merge it with the country’s public radio service .

A policy announcement of Slovakia’s new government is quickly amended or corrected. This has happened repeatedly with proposed taxes and social spending. But as
Iveta Radičová’s administration hit the 100-day mark last week , the prime minister denied suggestions of chaos in her cabinet, and called debate on policy quote “one of the charms of democracy.”

Unrest continues in an infamous Roma ghetto in the eastern Slovak city of Košice, known as Lunix IX. Many Roma families in Lunik IX have had their electricity supplies cut off, and say that with winter coming they have been left without heat or power.

Now, this may come as a shock, but it appears that Slovaks have actually been distilling and drinking alcohol for centuries.


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