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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.

Top stories

Revolution in personal data is coming

Are the companies ready for GDPR?

Illustrative stock photo

Lawyers propose their own changes for Constitutional Court elections

Finding replacements for nine of the 13 Constitutional Court judges will be one of the top events of 2018 in Slovakia, constitutional law experts say.

Some judges of the Constitutional Court; illustrative stock photo

State will invest in new howitzers

The planned purchase worth €175 million is the first replacement of non-Soviet technology.

Zuzana howitzer

General Macko: the Defence Minister has been tamed by the SNS

An air of frustration pervades the Slovak army says the prominent general who is leaving in protest.

Pavel Macko