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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