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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.

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

06 Oct 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

05 Oct 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

01 Oct 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

27 Sep 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.

Slovakia worried by local links to sanctions-hit Russian bikers

01 Aug 2018

BRATISLAVA Russia's ultra-nationalist Night Wolves bikers club is expanding its presence in Slovakia, prompting the NATO member to seek to curb its influence amid concerns about the rise of the far-right.

Slovakia picks U.S. fighter planes to replace Russian-made jets

11 Jul 2018

BRATISLAVA Slovakia has agreed a $1.9 billion (1.43 billion pounds) deal to buy 14 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Russian-made MiG-29s, its defence ministry said on Wednesday.

Slovak EU commissioner declares candidacy to succeed Juncker

04 Jun 2018

BRATISLAVA Slovakia's member of the European Commission declared his candidacy on Monday to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the EU executive's president, promising to try to ease tensions between western states and newer members from the ex-communist east.

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