Last Week in Slovakia: Interior Ministry will not reveal who flew on government plane

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Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam. Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam. (Source: AP/SITA)

The German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote that a car of people suspected of the abduction of a convicted Vietnamese citizen Trinh Xuan Thanh was probably parked in front of Hotel Borik during a meeting of Slovak and Vietnamese politicians. Flights on a Slovak government jet, which the Vietnamese delegation later used, were approved by the ex-interior minister Robert Kaliňák. The Interior Ministry will not reveal who flew on government plane.

Four journalists of the news team of the public-service broadcaster RTVS, who signed an open letter expressing worries about the current management, are leaving. Following her status on tough normalization, Zuzana Kovačič Hanzelová will no longer prepare political news. RTVS, led by Jaroslav Rezník, claims it will give her an opportunity to work on the topics with more time to verify facts.

The beginning of May will burden employers in Slovakia with several new duties. Apart from the hike in work surcharges they will have to publish the exact minimum salaries in job offers. The Labour Ministry has pushed through this new duty to make remuneration more transparent and to intensify competition between companies for workers.

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