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Slovakia: Republic in Central Europe
Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second-largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak.


Slovak prime minister Pellegrini survives no-confidence vote

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini defeated a no-confidence vote on Tuesday as his government comes under pressure from revelations about the degree of influence of the main suspect in the 2018..
Reuters - Published

Two men 'planning to kidnap and murder woman who renounced Islam' arrested

Pair plot to kill 25-year-old relative working in Slovakia with husband
Independent - Published

Slovak deputy minister quits after allegations of contacts with murder suspect

Slovakia's deputy justice minister Monika Jankovska resigned on Tuesday under pressure from the president and the opposition over her alleged contacts with a suspect in the killing of an investigative..
Reuters - Published

At least three die in thunderstorm in Tatra mountains

At least three people were killed and 22 injured during a thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra Mountains on Thursday and another was killed in the West Tatras in Slovakia, mountain rescue services reported.
Reuters - Published

Fed Cup 2020: Great Britain to face Slovakia away in qualifier for Finals

Great Britain are drawn to face Slovakia away from home in a qualifying tie for next year's revamped Fed Cup Finals.
BBC News - Published

Suspects in Slovak journalist's killing face more charges

Four suspects in last year's killings of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancée have also been charged with ordering the murders of two prosecutors and a lawyer, national police said on..
Reuters - Published

Slovakia's new president calls on EU's eastern bloc to respect rule of law

Slovakia's new president called on the Visegrad group of eastern EU member states on Thursday to protect the rule of law to avoid being seen as "weakening the European Union", signaling a possible rift..
Reuters - Published

Slovakia's new president takes aim at China's rights record

Slovakia's new president, a former activist lawyer, used a meeting with China's top diplomat on Wednesday to criticize Beijing's human rights record, in a rare departure for an east European politician..
Reuters - Published

Slovak PM Pellegrini: Compromise on EU top jobs likely Tuesday

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Monday that he saw light at the end of the tunnel in marathon European Union talks and that a compromise on top EU posts was likely to be reached on..
Reuters - Published

Slovakia's new parties cry foul as lawmakers tighten financing rules

Slovakia's parliament on Thursday rushed through draft legislation tightening campaign financing rules, a move seen by new parties as the ruling coalition's strike against rivals before next year's..
Reuters - Published

Eastern EU states would back Barnier for Commission President: Hungary

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will be among the candidates that East European member states Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia can support to become the next European..
Reuters - Published

Visegrad group to agree common stance on EU's 2050 climate goals: Hungary

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - the so-called "Visegrad Four" countries - will agree a common stance on the European Union's 2050 climate goals, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor..
Reuters - Published

Slovak ex-president Kiska launches new party to challenge ruling Smer

Former Slovak president Andrej Kiska launched a new pro-EU political party on Monday, promising to provide a voice for voters disillusioned with the ruling Smer party and to challenge it in next year's..
Reuters - Published

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

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..
Reuters - Published

Slovakia to host EU's new labor agency

The Slovak capital Bratislava on Thursday won the right to host a new European Union agency to oversee the labor market that is due to start operating this autumn.
Reuters - Published

Four eastern EU states to discuss top jobs, keen to boost their influence

The leaders of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic will discuss in Budapest on Thursday potential candidates for top jobs in the European Union coming up for grabs shortly, in a sign of..
Reuters - Published

Johanna Konta reaches French Open fourth round for first time

johanna konta reaches french open fourth round for first time
Johanna Konta becomes the first British woman to reach the French Open last 16 since 1983 after thrashing Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova.
BBC News - Published

Liberal coalition Progressive Slovakia/Together wins EU vote in Slovakia

Liberal, pro-European coalition Progressive Slovakia/Together won the EU election in Slovakia with 20.1 % of the vote, followed by the ruling leftist Smer party at 15.7 %, official results showed on..
Reuters - Published

Trump to hold White House talks with Slovak prime minister on May 3

U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss security cooperation and other issues with Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in Washington on May 3, the White House said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Slovakia to boost defense spending faster than planned: PM

Slovakia will boost defense spending to 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2022, achieving the NATO goal two years faster than planned, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said.
Reuters - Published

Jan Kuciak: Ex-soldier 'admits double murder' in Slovakia

jan kuciak: ex-soldier 'admits double murder' in slovakia
Four suspects are held over the murder of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, which sparked mass protests.
BBC News - Published

Man charged with Slovak journalist's murder confesses to shooting him: TV

A man charged with Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak's murder has confessed to shooting him, Slovak public television RTVS and the aktualne.sk news website reported on Thursday, quoting police sources.
Reuters - Published

Caputova: Slovakia's president-elect offering alternative to populism

Slovakia's Zuzana Caputova tells the BBC that populism is not the only way to resolve crises.
BBC News - Published

Slovak ruling party's Kamenicky to become new finance minister

Slovak ruling Smer party leader Robert Fico said on Tuesday he would nominate head of parliament's budget committee Ladislav Kamenicky to take over as finance minister, replacing Peter Kazimir who..
Reuters - Published

Slovakia's departing president plans to form a new political party

Slovakia's outgoing president said on Wednesday he would form a new political party when his term expires in June, aiming to unite the country's liberal, pro-European Union camps.
Reuters - Published

Slovakia's president-elect boosts liberal parties, ruling leftists fall: poll

The election of anti-graft lawyer Zuzana Caputova as Slovakia's president has boosted her liberal, pro-European Union party's prospects in EU elections, against the grain of rising populism across the..
Reuters - Published

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

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..
Reuters - Published

Slovak ruling party candidate Sefcovic concedes defeat in presidential election

Slovakia's ruling party-backed candidate Maros Sefcovic conceded defeat in the euro zone country's presidential election on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Liberal lawyer Caputova on path to win Slovak presidential election: partial results

Anti-graft lawyer Zuzana Caputova led Slovakia's presidential run-off vote with 58.4 percent of the vote after results from 64 percent of polling stations were counted, giving her nearly certain..
Reuters - Published

Slovakia set to elect anti-graft lawyer as first female president

Riding a wave of public fury over corruption, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova looked set to win Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, bucking a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union..
Reuters - Published

Slovakia: Zuzana Caputova front runner in presidential election

slovakia: zuzana caputova front runner in presidential election
If elected, political newcomer Zuzana Caputova will be Slovakia's first female president.
BBC News - Published

Slovakia election: Liberal Caputova bucks Europe's populist trend

slovakia election: liberal caputova bucks europe's populist trend
Zuzana Caputova is new to Slovak politics, but she is the front-runner in Saturday's presidential poll.
BBC News - Published

Slovak lawmakers approve capping retirement age at 64

Slovakia's parliament approved on Thursday capping the retirement age at 64, a decision that economists say will put more pressure on future budgets as the EU member faces a rapidly aging population.
Reuters - Published

Williams retains Wales captaincy despite being dropped for win over Slovakia

williams retains wales captaincy despite being dropped for win over slovakia
Wales manager Ryan Giggs says Ashley Williams will keep the captaincy despite dropping him for the Euro 2020 qualifying win over Slovakia.
BBC News - Published

Wales 1-0 Slovakia: Ryan Giggs' side begin qualifying campaign with win

wales 1-0 slovakia: ryan giggs' side begin qualifying campaign with win
Wales beat one of their main Euro 2020 qualifying rivals Slovakia thanks to Daniel James' first-half strike in Cardiff.
BBC News - Published

Ramsey out of Wales' opening Euro qualifier against Slovakia

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Anti-graft campaigner tipped to win Slovakia run-off vote

Anti-graft campaigner Zuzana Caputova could win 60.5 percent of votes in Slovakia's presidential election run-off, an opinion poll showed on Thursday, an outcome that would stand in contrast to the..
Reuters - Published

Poll predicts easy win for Slovakia's Caputova in presidential run-off

Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was projected to win 60.5 percent of the vote in Slovakia's presidential election run-off on March 30, according to a poll released on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Euro 2020: Wales trio to miss Slovakia game, but Aaron Ramsey expected to play

Wales will be without injured trio Ethan Ampadu, Sam Vokes and Tom Lawrence against Slovakia, but Aaron Ramsey should be fit.
BBC News - Published

Anti-graft campaigner wins first round of Slovak presidential vote

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..
Reuters - Published

Anti-graft campaigner Caputova leads Slovak presidential election first round

Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova led Slovakia's presidential election first round with 38.9 percent of votes after results from a fifth of polling stations were counted, statistics office..
Reuters - Published

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