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June 24, 2016, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

Nobody can tell exactly what Europe will look like after Brexit – the abstract little word that the media and politicians have been repeating without end – becomes reality. At […]

Slovakia: Reverse gas flow deal still unsigned

April 17, 2014, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

The Slovak government says it is ready to help Ukraine with natural gas supplies, but an agreement between the two parties remains on hold as official ...

Slovakia: Smer ponders post–election direction

April 3, 2014, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

Heads may roll in Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico’s cabinet in the wake of his presidential election loss to philanthropist Andrej Kiska. While ...

Fico’s presidential Waterloo

March 30, 2014, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico will have to swallow a bitter political pill in the next few days after he saw his presidential dream vanquished ...

  • Slovakia’s presidential elections: Run-off campaign heats up
    March 27, 2014, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Campaign fever is spreading as Prime Minister Robert Fico faces philanthropist Andrej Kiska in the presidential election second round run-off March 29. Surprising statements in recent days indicate it may […]

  • Slovak presidential race tightens; Fico has a closer rival
    March 6, 2014, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Though billboards that have been imposing images of presidential candidates on the population for several months suggest otherwise, the official campaigning for the March 15 presidential vote officially started on […]

  • Slovakia: State’s telecom stake for sale
    February 25, 2014, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    The state already has a plan to sell its 49 per cent stake in a major telecoms operator, Slovak Telekom (ST), after the government discreetly signed a memorandum with the […]

  • Poll: Presidential run-off in Slovakia would be close
    February 13, 2014, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    One of the last polls to be published before the March 15 2014 presidential race in Slovakia has confirmed a frequently voiced theory. If Prime Minister Robert Fico fails to […]

  • Slovakian presidential election candidate drops out
    February 3, 2014, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Three recent polls were enough to convince one presidential candidate to drop out of the race, but have not clarified who might be the main second round challenger for Prime […]

  • Far-right leader Kotleba wins in Slovakia’s Banská Bystrica
    November 25, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Voters in Banská Bystrica Region have elected Marian Kotleba, who has a history of racist statements and acts, to lead the self-governing region, known by Slovaks under the acronym VÚC. […]