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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: NATO criticizes Slovak military; Government crisis temporarily averted; Local cop becomes media star

Content of programme:


NATO criticizes Slovak military;
Government crisis temporarily averted;
Local cop becomes media star

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The NATO alliance has criticized the state of the Slovak armed forces, and has called on the country to increase military spending in line with its promises when it became a member in 2004.

A political crisis was averted last week when one of the ruling coalition’s four parties managed to keep its parliamentary caucus intact, thus preserving the government’s slim majority.

A municipal police officer from the northern Slovak town of Martin is in hot water after appearing to hold up a street vendor while intoxicated, and to demand free hamburgers for himself and his colleagues.


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