Welcome to your weekly overview of news from Slovakia. This is the special summer edition of Last Week in Slovakia. We will be back to regular operation in August, with a full commentary and news overview by Editor-in-Chief Michaela Terenzani.
Here’s what you need to know this week: the Constitutional Court deemed the referendum on a snap election at odds with the Constitution, border rules changed to the dislike of locals and cross-border commuters, and the trial of an ex-special prosecutor facing corruption-related charges started.
The hopes of the opposition to oust the current ruling government through a referendum on a snap election have been stopped for now.
The Constitutional Court ruled on July 7 that the question, asking people whether they would agree with shortening the term of the current parliament, is at odds with the Constitution.