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.

Top stories

Reconstruction work on the Monument of Liberation and Victory, unveiled in 1955 in the Dargov mountain pass, which commemorates the liberation of eastern Slovakia from Nazism.

Unusual mousetrap and Dubček's glasses: Slovakia treasures on display in America

Look through event tips, set out on an easy hike and read short culture stories.


24. sep

News digest: Opening of Bratislava bypass postponed

Interior minister stays, Pavarotti from Slovakia celebrates his 70th birthday and Slovak food producer wins its fourth Great Taste prize.


24. sep
Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo speaks to foreigners at [fjúžn] festival's "Ask the Mayor" event.

Foreigner’s community has a big voice, but it needs to be more organised

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo addressed the questions and concerns of foreigners in Bratislava during a special Q&A.


23. sep
The new Bratislava sculpture is made of coloured bronze, its height is almost five metres, and it weighs two tons.

Donkey, dog, cat and a rooster: Four friends find a new home in Bratislava

A 'Town Musicians of Bremen' statue has been unveiled in the city.


23. sep
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