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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