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  • Slovakia’s regional elections: Fico claims victory for Smer
    November 10, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Three of the eight self-governing regions, known by Slovaks under the acronym VÚCs have elected their leaders in the first round of regional elections held on November 9: Incumbent Peter […]

  • Slovaks vote in regional elections
    November 9, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Citizens in Slovakia’s eight self-governing regions, including foreigners with permanent residence in the country, are to elect their regional governors and members of the regional parliaments for the next four […]

  • Regional elections approaching in Slovakia
    October 1, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Expect low turnout before and unusual political alliances after November’s regional elections, as Slovak citizens and foreigners with permanent residence take to the polls to elect regional governors and parliaments. […]

  • Slovakian PM Fico easily survives combative vote
    September 19, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Claims that a major gas deal between the state and a financial group was masterminded by the latter led to an attempt to sack Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico for what […]

  • Roma wall in Slovakia draws criticism from Brussels
    August 27, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    The infamy of the wall in Košice segregating the city’s Roma community has made it to Brussels with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, criticising city […]

  • Slovakia’s economy grows slightly in Q2
    August 25, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Slovakia’s economy in the second quarter of 2013 posted a 0.9 per cent growth on an annual basis, thus keeping the country out of recession, but the growth is still too […]

  • Slovakia’s economy grows slightly in Q2
    August 19, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Slovakia’s economy in the second quarter of 2013 posted a 0.9 per cent growth on an annual basis, thus keeping the country out of recession, but the growth is still […]

  • Slovakia, Poland agree Olympic bid
    April 5, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    A great publicity gimmick which might bring new jobs, improve roads and put Slovakia on the world’s radar: these were just a few of the arguments Prime Minister Robert Fico […]

  • US Steel to stay in Slovakia’s Košice
    March 27, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    US Steel Corporation will not sell its U.S. Steel Košice (USSK) subsidiary in eastern Slovakia. Representatives of the Slovak government and the US investor signed a memorandum confirming the latter’s […]

  • Slovak prime minister Robert Fico
    Slovakia’s Fico marks one year since landslide victory
    March 19, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    One year after Smer took the country in a landslide history, the Prime Minister Robert Fico described the current situation of his government, with unemployment reaching almost 15 percent in January, […]