Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia

Czech election results resonated also in Slovakia.

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.

PM Robert Fico says he has always perceived Miloš Zeman as an intelligent and experienced politician. "I am happy that the Czech public again decided for him," commented Fico.

A prosecutor has pressed extremism-related charges against far-right MP Stanislav Mizik. The reason is that Mizik pointed at the Jewish origin of people who were decorated with state awards. Also another far-right MP, Milan Mazurek, stands accused of extremism-related crimes.

Samsung confirmed that it is going to close one of its two Slovak-based plants. The main reason for their withdrawal is the shortage of labour force. Samsung will move the whole production from its smaller factory in Voderady to its plant in Galanta.

Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on January 31.

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