On Tuesday, Czechs and Slovaks remembered the 50th anniversary of the 1968 occupation. In his address broadcasted on both Slovak and Czech public-service televisions, President Andrej Kiska stated that "we need allies subscribing to the same values and respect for freedom, human rights and democracy".
It has been six months since the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova shook the country to its foundations. More than 300 journalists signed a joint statement, reminding the authorities that there has been no progress in the investigation yet.
Meanwhile in Vienna, Austrian police have run into Slovak hooligans.
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