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Anti-graft campaigner wins first round of Slovak presidential vote

Mar 16 2019

BRATISLAVA Zuzana Caputova, an anti-corruption campaigner with no experience in public office, won the first round of Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, setting up a tough clash with the ruling Smer party's candidate.

Public fury at corruption thrusts 'Slovakia's Erin Brokovich' into poll lead

Mar 06 2019

BRATISLAVA A year after the murder of an investigative journalist blew apart Slovakia's politics, a lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner has suddenly surged into the lead to become president on a wave of popular fury at graft.

Volkswagen to cut staff in Slovakia for first time in a decade

Jan 28 2019

BRATISLAVA Volkswagen's business in Slovakia, the country's biggest car plant and largest private sector employer, plans to reduce staff this year for the first time since the 2009 global downturn as part of an efficiency drive.

Slovakia's ruling party wins regional elections but support shrinks after journalist's murder

Nov 11 2018

BRATISLAVA Slovakia's ruling Smer party won regional elections this weekend but saw support shrink in the wake of the killing of an investigative journalist that prompted mass protests and led long-serving prime minister Robert Fico to resign in March.

No deal yet as Irish border holds up Brexit, EU and UK say

Nov 06 2018

LONDON/BRATISLAVA A Brexit deal is close but not yet done due to differences over the Irish border, Britain and the European Union said on Tuesday as sterling see-sawed on contrasting perceptions of how hard it will be for Prime Minister Theresa May to clinch an agreement.

No Brexit deal, no transition without Irish backstop - EU's Barnier

Nov 06 2018

BRATISLAVA The European Union will not conclude an exit agreement with Britain or give London a transition period after Brexit without a deal that prevents a "hard" border in Ireland, the bloc's main negotiator said on Tuesday.

Slovak PM says 'deeds not words' needed to restore trust after reporter's murder

Oct 06 2018

STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia Slovakia must produce deeds not words to stamp out corruption and mafia-style crime, the prime minister said, after the murder of a journalist investigating EU subsidy fraud rattled the nation and prompted the resignation of his predecessor.

Slovak PM says there is good chance of Brexit deal, but EU freedoms cannot be split

Oct 05 2018

STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia There is a better than 50 percent chance that the European Union reaches an agreement this month with Britain on its withdrawal from the bloc but any deal needs to respect the EU's four essential freedoms, Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Friday.

Slovak prosecutor may charge more people over journalist's murder

Oct 01 2018

BRATISLAVA More people may face charges for the murder of a Slovak investigative journalist, the country's top prosecutor said on Monday, after police made their first arrests for the killing that rattled the nation and toppled its government.

Slovak police detain suspects over journalist murder: media, lawyer

Sep 27 2018

BRATISLAVA Slovak police have detained people suspected of the murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Slovak media outlets reported on Thursday, citing police sources.

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