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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

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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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Top stories

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

Illustrative stock photo

Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.