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Last Week in Slovakia: Vadala arrested for drugs, political crisis continues

People will protest tomorrow again.

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.

Italian businessman Antonino Vadala, one of the main characters in the last story of the murdered journalist Jan Kuciak, was taken into custody Tuesday morning again. This time, the police arrested him during an international anti-drug action.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák resigned from his post two weeks after the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová, yielding to pressure from opposition and the public. He also faces a criminal complaint accusing him of sabotage.

Last week's protests were the largest since 1989, they are set to continue this Friday again.

Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on March 14.

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We want a decent Slovakia, people chanted in squares

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.

Bratislava protest November 16, 2018

What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.

November 1989 in Bratislava

The courage to fight for democracy

Authoritarian societies squander the possibilities of human achievement, of lives lived to their fullest, writes the US ambassador to Slovakia.

Illustrative stock photo

While France has Beaujolais Nouveau, Slovakia has St Catherine's wines

This warm summer with an early harvest was a blessing for young wine.

St Catherine's wines