Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia

The lack of workers on the Slovak labour market might result in companies leaving the country.

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.

Slovakia's only investigative reporting TV show, Reporteri, has been "suspended" by the management of the current leadership of the public-service broadcaster, RTVS, causing concerns among local and international media freedom watchdogs.

The lack of workers on the Slovak labour market might result in companies leaving the country. While businesses generally refuse such scenario, rumours have surfaced now that Samsung, running production plants in western-Slovak towns of Galanta and Sereď, might be contemplating its possible departure - unless the government makes the access of foreign workers to the Slovak labour market easier.

Despite problems with labour force, Slovakia remains the world leader in automotive production. Last year, the country’s automotive plants produced more than one million cars, the highest rate per capita in the world.

Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on January 17.

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Top stories

Six people involved in the surveillance of journalists, Kočner paid thousands

People who followed journalists for Kočner are trying to rid themselves of guilt.

Peter Tóth

Trump will meet Pellegrini at the White House

The two politicians will discuss defence and economic cooperation this May.

The White House

After historical sights in Slovakia have burned, is there better fire protection?

Kunerad Castle in the Žilina Region has burned down twice in eight years, and Krásna Hôrka is still undergoing construction seven years after burning.

Krásna Hôrka Castle caught fire in March 2012.

Taxpayers still pay for former PM Fico's bodyguards

The Interior Ministry refuses to say why or reveal how much Fico's security costs.

Smer head Robert Fico.