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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

Keep your passport at hand on your trip to Austria

There are no internal border controls on the Austrian-Slovak border. Yet, the Austrian police check cars and buses heading to Slovakia.

Slovak police checking cars at the border crossing in Berg, Austria.

Bratislava ice stadium will require €2 million

At the same time, its tenant, ice hockey club Slovan, owes some €1 million in rent.

The Ondrej Nepela ice-hockey stadium during 2011 ice hockey world championship.

Who do Slovaks marry the most among foreigners?

Mixed marriages are still quite rare among Slovaks compared to elsewhere in the EU. Slovak women are more likely to marry foreigners than Slovak men. Here is why.

Italy points to “illegal state aid” as Embraco announces relocation to Slovakia

The decision to shift production follows in the footsteps of US conglomerate Honeywell, which reportedly also plans to close its Italian plant and move to Slovakia.

Embraco plant in Spišská Nová Ves