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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: Slovakia digs in heels on euro-zone; King of South Slovakia dethroned; Security office head under scrutiny

Content of programme:


Slovakia digs in heels on euro-zone;
King of South Slovakia dethroned;
Security office head under scrutiny

Brought to you in cooperation with TV SME.

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This Friday, leaders of the 17 countries that use the euro currency will be meeting to discuss the details of a future permanent bailout fund for troubled economies. The meeting comes amid fears the European sovereign debt crisis could spread from Greece and Ireland to Portugal and Spain, which would severely endanger the euro.


An extravagant businessman who allegedly bilked the state of almost 30 million euros in fraudulent tax refunds is finally behind bars . Now people are wondering how he got away with so much for so long.


The head of the state bureau in charge of vetting national security risks is to be vetted by parliament on charges he may have been named to his post improperly.


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