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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: Turkey foils Slovak drugs sting; New public media bosses take stock; Military base returned to former owners; Slovak hockey starts year on sour note

Content of programme:


Turkey foils Slovak drugs sting;
New public media bosses take stock;
Military base returned to former owners;
Slovak hockey starts year on sour note

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Slovakia plans to file a protest after the Turkish police marred an operation that had been set up by the Slovak police to bust an international drugs gang.

The new management of Slovakia’s combined radio and television station, RTS , took over on January 1 promising to investigate recent contracts signed by the outgoing leadership.

And hundreds of former landowners whose property was confiscated by the Czechoslovak military can finally go home.

Slovakia’s junior men’s ice hockey team has failed to impress at the Under-20 World Championships, having to compete with the likes of Norway to avoid relegation from the top international ranks.

Top stories

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

Illustrative stock photo

Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.