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’s health law illegal; Ďurkovský leaves Christian Democrats; Carbon credit scandals multiply

Content of programme:


Fico’s health law illegal;
Ďurkovský leaves Christian Democrats;
Carbon credit scandals multiply


Brought to you in cooperation with TV SME.

For more news about Slovakia in English please go to spectator.sme.sk

The Constitutional Court has struck down one of the most controversial laws of the previous Robert Fico government , a measure from 2007 forbidding private health insurance companies from earning a profit. The ruling further strengthens the case of the insurers, who are suing Slovakia for a reported one billion euros in lost profits.

The embattled former mayor of Bratislava, Andrej Ďurkovský, has become an independent member of parliament after leaving the Christian Democrats caucus over allegations of misconduct . Mr Ďurkovský’s departure leaves the ruling coalition with a majority of only three votes in parliament, although he has promised to continue supporting the government.

The head of a state-owned heating company has been fired after being linked to the controversial sale of carbon credits for less than half their market value.


Comment section on the article at

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Curfew and closed schools. Slovakia goes into a mild lockdown this weekend

Nationwide testing will follow, accompanied by another curfew.

Nationwide testing - an ambitious plan with an uncertain result

Antigen tests to be used work on patients with symptoms.

Police arrest top special prosecutor, suspected of helping a mafia group

Dušan Kováčik is known for not filing any criminal lawsuits.

How many people were infected in Volkswagen or U.S. Steel? Top companies mostly remain silent

Biggest employers have introduced measures, they do not want to talk about possible layoffs.

The Bratislava plant of Volkswagen maintained strict measures also in the summer.