Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia

Slovakia won its first Olympic medal in PyeongChang.

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 got its first medal at winter Olympics. After a disappointing start two days before,biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina won silver in an exciting pursuit race on Monday. Kuzmina faces two more individual races and two relay races in Peyong-Chang. She believes she is again in the run for medals. She won another silver medal on Thursday.

Back in Slovakia, the Czech Prime Minister of Slovak origin AndrejBabiš has definitely lost the six-year-long court dispute with the Nation’s Memory Institute which included him in its list of communist secret police ŠtB confindants. This stems from the ruling issued by the Bratislava Regional Court on Tuesday.

Last year, drivers from Slovakia paid almost €2 million in fines for illegal use of highways, according to the latest figures of the Interior Ministry. They registered over 25,000 cars on local highways without e-vignettes. The ministry, however, does not include foreign drivers in its statistics since it is unable to collect fines from them.

Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on February 14.

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia records highest number of positive cases since mid-April

Covid spreads mostly in schools. Bratislava ring road stretches to open on Sunday. Slovak water slalom athletes successful at world championships.


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arrested Pavol Ďurka of NAKA specialised team Purgatory heading to Bratislava' district court.

How an anti-team dismantled an elite police team with the help of the secret service

Hints of a possible coalition break-up over rule of law not materialising for now.


21. sep
In this photo taken from video, Slovakia's President Zuzana Čaputová remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at U.N. headquarters.

President to the UN Assembly: Where scientists succeeded, politics is still failing

Zuzana Čaputová recalled the words Pope Francis addressed to Slovak youth during his recent visit to Slovakia.


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Monika Tódová

Charges against Denník N journalists dropped

The decision came after the general prosecutor ordered the regional prosecutor to examine the legitimacy of the charges.


21. sep
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