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

News digest: Opening of Bratislava bypass postponed

Interior minister stays, Pavarotti from Slovakia celebrates his 70th birthday and Slovak food producer wins its fourth Great Taste prize.


20 h
Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo speaks to foreigners at [fjúžn] festival's "Ask the Mayor" event.

Foreigner’s community has a big voice, but it needs to be more organised

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo addressed the questions and concerns of foreigners in Bratislava during a special Q&A.


23. sep
Reconstruction work on the Monument of Liberation and Victory, unveiled in 1955 in the Dargov mountain pass, which commemorates the liberation of eastern Slovakia from Nazism.

Unusual mousetrap and Dubček's glasses: Slovakia treasures on display in America

Look through event tips, set out on an easy hike and read short culture stories.


24. sep
The new Bratislava sculpture is made of coloured bronze, its height is almost five metres, and it weighs two tons.

Donkey, dog, cat and a rooster: Four friends find a new home in Bratislava

A 'Town Musicians of Bremen' statue has been unveiled in the city.


23. sep
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