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.

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The start of trial in the Kuciak and Kušnírová murder case set

The court plans to publicly hear the indictment.

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A sad anniversary: The High Tatras turned into a moonscape 15 years ago

A strong windstorm damaged vast forests in 2004, leaving two people dead.

Slovakia was hit by a strong windstorm on November 19, 2004, causing massive damage to nature and people

Blog: 30 years after the Velvet Revolution, we still haven't found the Slovak original

November 17, 1989 was all about giving another chance to dreams stolen in 1948 and 1968.

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Who is the new patron of Košice?

Naming the new patron symbolically closes a circle as the saint has been worshipped in the city for centuries, according to the mayor.

The ceremonial mass in St Elizabeth's Cathedral in Košice.