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Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia

Kuzmina is the most successful Slovak Olympian.

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.

Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina won the last women’s individual discipline at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. She won her first gold at this year’s Olympics after completing the Women’s 12.5km Mass Start in 35:23. It is her third Olympic gold. With six medals, she is the most successful Slovak athlete ever.

Discontent Slovak owners of diesel VW cars engaged in dieselgate have a chance to be compensated. A collective lawsuit is being prepared through which Slovaks can join the European-wide initiative. 700 people from Slovakia want to sue the concern so far.

Statistics show that the number of cars in Slovak households was double the number of newborn children in 2016. The Bratislava municipal public transport company is currently working on several projects that should promote public transport among people.

Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on February 21.

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Top stories

Mika: Security in Bratislava’s very centre has become an issue

Former top media manager Václav Mika believes experiences from running the public-service broadcaster can be useful in running the capital.

Václav Mika

Controversial businessman Kočner charged in Five Star Residence case

The businessman suspected of ties to top politicians has been accused in the case of dubiously transferred flats in a famous housing complex in Bratislava.

Five Star Residence

Blog: Beyond “The Invisible”

Journalist Anca Dragu urges foreigners to make politicians care by casting their votes in the upcoming municipal elections on November 10.

Regional election 2017

Meet Slovakia’s expert on cryptocurrencies. He is 18

The Duke of Edinburgh programme helped me learn how to do things regularly and gave me great experience, said Mário Havel in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Mário Havel