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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

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

Fee has a negative impact

Practice shows that municipalities will require investors to pay the fee for development from their own budgets and at the same time to also cover the so-called induced investments.

Some municipalities want to re-think the fee.

Kysuce inhabitants block busy road in protest

The blockade caused traffic collapse.

Discovery made hard mining work more efficient

Gunpowder was used to blow up the rock for the first time in the Upper Bieber adit for the first time 390 years ago.