Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia

Strong wind caused major damage - Regional councilors need only hundreds of votes - Less Slovak companies in tax havens

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The interest in regional elections is low in the long term. In consequence, candidates for regional councilors sometimes don't need more than a thousand votes to be elected,

Last weekend, strong winds battered most of Slovakia while fallen trees, damaged roofs, blackouts, and blocked traffic made life tough for many people.

The number of Slovak companies benefiting from tax havens has stagnated. The top three tax havens for Slovak firms include the Netherlands, Cyprus and the US.

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