I am a journalist based in Bratislava, Slovakia but with knowledge of other countries in Central and Eastern Europe too. I am covering economics, politics, EU affairs, healthcare and minorities.
It's been two weeks since Parliamentary elections and political analysts still talk about „protesting" voters who seemingly took Slovakia by surprise. But are they real or is this topic just an excuse to cover some older skeletons in the closet? Anca Dragu has been searching for an answer to these questions in one of Slovakia's poorest regions. (aired in March 2016)
In 2015 only 110 foreign doctors who did not study in Slovakia were registered as practicing medicine here, according to data compiled by Slovak medical chambers. The figure is almost double in comparison to 2014 but one of lowest in the European Union. Why?