Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia

Fico says Slovakia is a pro-European island - Unemployment is down to 6.42 percent - Former minister arrested for ordering murder

These top three stories from Slovakia are a selection of headlines from a weekly overview that subscribers of The Slovak Spectator can read or listen to.

The unemployment rate in Slovakia as measured by labour offices further decreased to a new historic minimum. Former owner of private broadcaster TV Markiza Pavol Rusko who also served as Slovak economy minister in the past has been arrested on suspicions of ordering the attempted murder of his former business associate in 1997. Robert Fico says Slovakia is the only remaining pro-European island in Central Europe.

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UK Ambassador to Slovakia Nigel Baker

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Conditions for mass events and age limit for testing change

Most of the new rules came into force on July 26, 2021.


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