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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: General Prosecutor insults coalition MPs; Nationalists on verge of split; Government unveils Labour Code amendment; Coalition takes pot-shots at Fico

Content of programme:


General Prosecutor insults coalition MPs;
Nationalists on verge of split;
Government unveils Labour Code amendment;
Coalition takes pot-shots at Fico


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Dobroslav Trnka’s seven-year term as head of the state prosecutor’s office ran out last week , and not a second too soon for many in the government. Mr Trnka’s reign ended not with a bang, but with a borderline vulgar whimper addressed to the ruling coalition politicians who had refused to hand him a second mandate

The Slovak National Party appears to be on the verge of an internal split after its leadership board voted last week to expel one of its most influential members, long-time politician Anna Belousovova.


It’s become almost a tradition that one of the first things a new government does in Slovakia is to tinker with the Labour Code . The Iveta Radičová administration last week followed suit, unveiling an amendment that would simplify the rules, slash red tape, and make it easier to hire and fire better-paid staff.


And it looks like the little pigs are getting over their fear of the big bad wolf. Last week one coalition politician called for opposition leader Robert Fico to be stripped of his post as the deputy speaker of parliament. Another cabinet minister threatened to bill him for millions of euros in legal fees that the country has had to pay in defending an unconstitutional law passed by Mr Fico’s former government in 2007.

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