Last Week in Slovakia

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Slovakia remembered victims, Fico remembered himself

Parliament has provided enough material for a political comedy movie once the Slovak movie directors get tired of thrillers and dramas based on current events.Michaela Terenzani, 24. Feb 2020, at 14:30

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The campaign goes to parliament after the last polls

SNS and Smer are ready to spend a lot of money to save their numbers ahead of the election.Michaela Terenzani, 17. Feb 2020, at 15:02

Peter Pellegrini's cabinet sent costly measures to parliament just days before the election.
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An expelled diplomat, a charged commentator, and a new opposition leader

Polls have brought more questions than answers so far. Soon they will be silenced.Michaela Terenzani, 10. Feb 2020, at 14:00

Igor Matovič enjoys the limelight.
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Decoy games and campaign clashes

Despite not having a proper election programme, Matovič still manages to make Slovakia speechless.Michaela Terenzani, 3. Feb 2020, at 13:23

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Unexpected resignation complicates Hungarian party campaign

A well-performing minister resigned due to an alcohol-induced incident, while Andrej Danko offended the president from his top parliamentary seat.Michaela Terenzani, 27. Jan 2020, at 14:30

Environment Minister László Solymos
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National court drama intensifies as polls raise alarm

The first week of the Kuciak murder trial saw key witnesses take the stand while polls do not rule out a far-right victory in February.Michaela Terenzani, 20. Jan 2020, at 14:36

Peter Toth
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Historic trial started with a guilty plea

Kuciak murder trial and hauliers’ strike will impact elections.Michaela Terenzani, 13. Jan 2020, at 15:18

Miroslav Marček
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First prison sentence and a clash over troops

Last week started in Pezinok and ended in Iraq.Michaela Terenzani, 6. Jan 2020, at 15:37

Zoltán Andruskó arrives to court
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Pellegrini gets a ministry for Christmas

50-day moratorium suspended and gas crisis looming.Michaela Terenzani, 18. Dec 2019, at 17:05

Andrea Kalavská and Peter Pellegrini.
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Tragedy in Prešov and bad news for Kočner from the U.S.

It’s less than three months before the general election and the chairmen of two major parties are facing criminal prosecution.Michaela Terenzani, 12. Dec 2019, at 5:54

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Smer’s strong team launched action campaign

Počiatek on the record, no to the Istanbul Convention and candidate lists submitted.Michaela Terenzani, 4. Dec 2019, at 17:17

Robert Fico and Peter Pellegrini, the two faces of Smer.
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On threats and the need for information

Super-long moratorium on polls gets another green light from the ad hoc coalition of Smer, SNS and ĽSNS. Here is what happened in Slovakia over the past seven days.Michaela Terenzani, 27. Nov 2019, at 16:58

Robert Fico talks about the Smer's 2020 election slate as unusual. No political party has submitted its slate officially as of Wednesday.
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Bloc party: Opposition has become coalition-crazed

Mid-November brought a joyful anniversary and more talk about cooperation.Michaela Terenzani, 20. Nov 2019, at 17:15

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All the things that were left overdue

Last week brought a resignation and a half-hearted opposition deal.Michaela Terenzani, 13. Nov 2019, at 20:34

Deputy Speaker Martin Glváč (left) and Smer chair Robert Fico (right) held a press conference on October 29, 2019
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Election campaign is on, times are tough

Particularly for a former general prosecutor.Michaela Terenzani, 6. Nov 2019, at 18:16

Andrej Danko
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How to handle Halloween-time trauma

Slovak politicians trick-or-treat at scandal’s door.Michaela Terenzani, 30. Oct 2019, at 17:22

Martin Glváč
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Opposition parties do not hasten to marry

What we have seen so far is hardly motivating for the voter.Michaela Terenzani, 23. Oct 2019, at 18:53

Left to right: Igor Matovič (OĽaNO), Ondrej Dostál (OKS), Richard Sulík (SaS), Miroslav Beblavý (Spolu), Michal Truban (PS), Andrej Kiska (Za Ľudí), Alojz Hlina (KDH)
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Two nominees for Record of the Year released within a week

Arguably, only a handful of journalists are likely to hear all 39 hours of Gorilla, but the public will no doubt jump at some sequences.Michaela Terenzani, 16. Oct 2019, at 17:48

Protests over the Gorilla scandal drew thousands into Slovakia’s squares.

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1968 occupation and murder of journalist commemorated.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Aug 2018, at 11:18

Ján Kuciak

Last Week in Slovakia: Remembering the 1968 occupation

Listen to all the headlines from the last week.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Aug 2018, at 13:57

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