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Anti-graft crusader sworn in as Slovakia's first female president

15 Jun 2019

Bratislava Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as Slovakia's first female president on Saturday, vowing to fight impunity and champion justice in a country shaken by a journalist's murder last year. | Video

Kosovo president says deal on ties with Serbia possible this year

07 Jun 2019

BRATISLAVA Kosovo's president said on Friday he was hopeful about reaching a deal with Serbia this year on normalising ties despite a recent increase in tensions and that a planned meeting on July 1 in Paris could prove a turning point.

Russia, Belarus, transport companies to hold talks on contaminated oil

14 May 2019

MOSCOW/BRATISLAVA, May 14 Officials from Russia, Belarus and several companies are set to hold talks on Tuesday in Bratislava to discuss what can be done to get Russian oil flowing via the Druzhba pipeline again after the contamination problems, Belarus state oil company said.

Liberal lawyer Caputova wins election to become Slovakia's first female president

31 Mar 2019

BRATISLAVA Riding a wave of public fury over corruption, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, bucking a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the continent. | Video

Anti-graft campaigner wins first round of Slovak presidential vote

17 Mar 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

06 Mar 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

28 Jan 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

11 Nov 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

06 Nov 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

06 Nov 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.

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