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: Showdown over prosecutor vote; Supreme Court tosses hot potato case back to lower court; Christian Democrats wreck tax deal; State TV and radio to be merged

Content of programme:


Showdown over prosecutor vote;
Supreme Court tosses hot potato case back to lower court;
Christian Democrats wreck tax deal;
State TV and radio to be merged

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Disagreement over the selection of a new general prosecutor has exposed instability within Slovakia’s new coalition government. In an attempt to force the hand of rebels within its ranks, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová threatened to step down if Tuesday’s vote in parliament did not lead to the election of the coalition’s official candidate.

A mysterious company based in Cyprus can keep the 14 million euros it has already squeezed out of the state lottery company Tipos, and may yet collect another 50 million for alleged copyright infringement. This following last week’s highly anticipated ruling by the Supreme Court.

In yet another sign of internal disunity within the government, four Christian Democrats MPs sank a government-approved increase in the consumer tax on beer , which was to have been part of a wider fiscal austerity package. The money that was to be raised from the failed tax hike will now be taken from the budgets of ministries controlled by the Christian Democrats.

In yet another sign of internal disunity within the government, four Christian Democrats MPs sank Slovakia’s public television and radio stations will be under a single roof as of the new year beer . The new institution will be known as RTS, and will be led at least temporarily by incumbent public radio boss Miloslava Zemková.

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