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Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia

Tension between Kiska and Smer continues.

These top three stories from Slovakia are a selection of headlines from a weekly overview in pdf and audio format that subscribers of The Slovak Spectator receive directly in their inboxes every Thursday morning.

Tension between the ruling Smer and President Andrej Kiska continues also in 2018. In an interview for the Vasarnap weekly, Kiska stated that Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák is abusing the National Criminal Agency by attempting to discredit him . The minister, however, rebuffed the president’s claims and said Kiska is only trying to cover up his own mistakes.

The Greenway company launched a new charger for e-cars in Bratislava. It is the only one of its kind in central and eastern Europe. The technology is available in two 50kW quick charging stations supported by a battery that can store 52kW of energy with a capacity of 60kW, and as result, this charge can better utilize local network capacities. Take a look at other possibilities to recharge your e-car in the city too.

Slovak actor Marian Labuda, labelled the most talented of his generation, passed away in Bratislava on January 5 at the age of 73. You might have seen him in the My Sweet Little Village movie from the eighties.

Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on January 10.

Top stories

Kiska: Saková is a wasted opportunity

But he has no other option than to appoint her as interior minister. Opposition and civic initiatives are also critical.

Denisa Saková met with President Andrej Kiska.

Slovak writer and film director Peter Krištúfek dies in a bus crash

The documentarist and writer, aged 44, was one of the two casualties of the fatal Monday crash between a bus and a truck.

Peter Krištúfek

OLAF began investigating the alleged abuse of EU funds in Slovakia

European Anti-fraud Office will look into fraud involving EU funds for Slovak agriculture first revealed by murdered Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak

Slovak agriculture faces many hard changes. Illustrative stock photo.

New lookout for plane spotters and photographers Photo

The lookout at the Bratislava airport is accessible from the Vrakuňa (borough of Bratislava) side.

Bratislava M.R. Štefánik airport's lookout.