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

A private investor will rent Bratislava airport for 30 years

The Transport Ministry expects that the rental will improve the condition of the airport and its competitiveness.

Bratislava airport

Hockey player Šatan ends his career

One of the most successful Slovak ice hockey players also entered the Hall of Fame.

Miroslav Šatan

A different kind of courage

A Slovak in the New World, an outdoorsman with scars to prove it, it was his first love that still made him weep.

Vancouver Island

Education Ministry fails to distribute €100 million for research this year

After last year's scandal over EU funding for R&D centres, the ministry may still end up paying millions to dubious firms.

Education Minister Martina Lubyová