Slovakia

14 December 2018
A Potential President? Possibly.

Does the latest political move by Slovakia’s foreign minister place him more firmly in the frame for a presidential bid? Why is Miroslav Lajcak hesitating?

By Martin Ehl
 
11 December 2018
Czech PM Vows to Erase His Name from Communist Agent List

Andrej Babis is also defending his actions last year when his son mysteriously turned up in Russian-controlled Crimea.

 
9 November 2018
The Richest of the Semi-Rich: The Slovak Middle Class Premium

Though Slovaks’ living standards are improving, their financial planning lags behind, with most opting for property ownership but not for any additional investments.

 
7 November 2018
A Centenary to Celebrate ... Or Not? Premium

One hundred years since the end of World War I is an ambiguous anniversary for many in Central Europe, where statehood and identity have long been subject to integration or empire.

By Martin Ehl
 
2 October 2018
More Details Emerge About Alleged Killers of Slovak Journalist Premium
The price tag was apparently 70,000 euros, but who ordered the hit and why remains unclear.
 
27 September 2018
Slovak Police Swoop on Kuciak Slaying Suspects Premium
The journalist’s professional-style murder rocked the country and almost took down the populist government.
 
21 September 2018
Slovak Priest Sparks Debate With Controversial Views on Marriage Premium

Calling celibacy a ‘festering wound,’ Catholic priest argues that it should be voluntary.

 
7 September 2018
Slovenian Extremist Arrested After Armed March Premium

Nationalist paramilitaries are also on the rise in the Czech Republic, spy agency claims.

 
21 August 2018
A Low-key Czech and Slovak Commemoration of 1968 Soviet Invasion Premium

Many Russians still believe the massive show of force was justified in order to stave off a NATO incursion.

 
24 July 2018
Russian Night Wolves Settle Down in Slovakia

Slovaks are asking how a Russian biker club close to Vladimir Putin was able to open a branch in their country in a compound shared with a paramilitary group.

 

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