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    1. July 6, 2016

      I am young and I voted Leave — and there are no regrets

      I should not have voted for Brexit. As a twentysomething London-dwelling grandchild of immigrants, polling and...

    2. Brussels Blog

      July 4, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Take the power back

      Like a couple in a strained marriage, the EU’s 27* national leaders will in September head to Bratislava for a day by...

    1. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Juncker: no time to lose on UK exit talks

      Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has warned there is “no time to lose”, urging the UK to...

    2. March 16, 2016

      Robert Fico secures deal to form Slovakia government

      Slovak prime minister Robert Fico will continue to lead the country after brokering a new power-sharing agreement on...

    3. March 3, 2016

      Slovakia election: PM uses migrant fears to boost poll support

      The bleak, communist-era tower blocks of Bratislava’s sprawling Petržalka housing estate fence off the Slovak capital’s...

    4. Brussels Blog

      February 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and The Wall

      This is Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    5. December 18, 2015

      EU border guard proposal wins wide support

      When Hungary’s bombastic prime minister Viktor Orban suggested in September that other countries should protect...

    6. November 15, 2015

      Enel close to disposal of stake in Slovak utility

      Italian power producer Enel is close to disposal of a controlling stake in Slovakia’s largest utility company, as part...

    7. September 23, 2015

      Eastern EU states fight migrant ‘diktat’

      Hungary’s prime minister accused Germany of “moral imperialism” as anger surged throughout eastern Europe a day after a...

    8. September 8, 2015

      Migrant crisis adds to Europe’s anxiety about Islam

      Among Britain’s best-loved sportsmen of the 1970s was a mild-mannered heavyweight boxer named Joe Bugner. Born Jozsef...

    9. February 19, 2015

      Slovakia rules out further financial aid for Greece

      Slovakia’s prime minister has vowed to oppose Athens’ push to ease the terms of its bailout, and warned that Bratislava...

    10. November 11, 2014

      Young rebels upset politics in central and eastern Europe

      Kacper Poblocki began his political journey five years ago protecting public parks in the Polish city of Poznan from...

    11. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2014

      Slovak gas link to give Ukraine "chance of lasting through the winter"

      By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream has pledged that it will have a route feeding EU...

    12. The World

      March 31, 2014

      Kiska joins list of millionaire election winners in CEE

      When out of the blue a little-known millionaire businessman with no political past is elected president of his country,...

    13. March 30, 2014

      Andrej Kiska wins Slovak presidential election

      Robert Fico, Slovak prime minister, suffered an overwhelming defeat in the presidential election that would have...

    14. March 28, 2014

      Slovak prime minister in bitter presidential showdown

      Robert Fico, the Slovak prime minister, faces the climax to the political fight of his life on Saturday as his rival...

    15. beyondbrics

      March 28, 2014

      Scandal-weary Slovaks set to derail PM's presidential bid

      Kiska (left) and Fico: victory of the underdog? By Tom Nicholson of bne in Bratislava It’s been over a decade since...

    16. May 1, 2013

      Irish president urges ECB reform or risk social upheaval

      The EU must drop its “hegemonic” economic model and reform the European Central Bank or risk social upheaval and a loss...

    17. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2013

      Austerity losing ground in CEE

      The global battle between Austerians and Spendanigans has opened a front in central Europe and the Spendanigans appear...

    18. May 1, 2013

      Slovakia’s prime minister slams austerity policies

      Slovakia’s prime minister has called for an end to “completely counter-productive” austerity policies and for...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2013

      Czechs in €2.6bn Slovak gas deal

      Germany’s Eon and France’s GDF Suez have struck a deal to sell their joint venture in a Slovak natural gas company to...

    20. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2012

      Fico: austerity rules

      It used to be that centre-left governments would make a run for growth by ramping up government spending while soaking...

    21. Brussels Blog

      May 23, 2012

      EU summit: Let the games begin

      France's Hollande and Germany's Merkel at the Nato summit in Chicago earlier this week Ahead of today’s informal EU...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 11, 2012

      Bratislava: CEE's picture postcard

      Small, peripheral eurozone economies are out of fashion but Slovakia looks to be bucking the wider trend, successfully...

    23. April 17, 2012

      Slovakia’s PM pledges fealty to Brussels

      Despite all the political controversy that has surrounded eurozone bailouts, only one country has pulled out of a...

    24. beyondbrics

      March 21, 2012

      Slovakia: Fico sticks to his plan

      By Kristina Mikulova in Bratislava Markets are hopeful that Slovakia’s newly re-elected premier Robert Fico will back...

    25. beyondbrics

      March 12, 2012

      Slovakia: Fico gets his chance

      Robert Fico has won the first stand-alone parliamentary majority in Slovakia’s short history as an independent country,...

    26. March 11, 2012

      Opposition wins Slovak elections

      Slovakia’s centre-left opposition stormed to an unprecedented victory in parliamentary elections, according to a vote...

    27. March 8, 2012

      Slovakia coalition heads for defeat

      Slovakia’s centre-right governing coalition, brought low by conflicts over the euro and old corruption scandals, faces...

    28. February 10, 2012

      Slovaks protest over corruption claims

      Thousands of Slovaks staged a protest rally in Bratislava on Friday, angered by allegations that politicians, officials...

    29. October 13, 2011

      Slovakia approves bail-out expansion

      The Slovak parliament approved the expansion of the European financial stability facility in its second vote on the...

    30. October 12, 2011

      Slovak parties scramble to form new coalition

      Parties in Slovakia’s fallen government have struck a deal with the leftist opposition to ratify a plan to expand the...

    31. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2011

      Slovakia votes against expanded EFSF

      Slovakia’s government became the first in the eurozone to fall over opposition to expanding the European financial...

    32. October 11, 2011

      Slovakia votes against expanded EFSF

      Slovakia’s government became the first in the eurozone to fall over opposition to bailing out indebted economies after...

    33. October 11, 2011

      Bail-out dispute imperils Slovak coalition

      Slovakia’s government became the first in the eurozone to fall over opposition to bailing out indebted economies after...

    34. October 9, 2011

      Eurozone hopes hinge on Slovakia

      A hardline libertarian party in one of the newest, smallest and poorest members of Europe’s single currency looks set...

    35. October 4, 2011

      Slovakia stuck on eurozone rescue fund

      Slovakia’s centre-right governing coalition on Tuesday failed to persuade a rebellious member party to drop its...

    36. September 7, 2011

      Slovakia to extend bail-out fund’s powers

      Slovakia’s cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the powers of the European bail-out fund. It now faces a fight in...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 6, 2011

      Slovakian tension over EFSF vote

      Slovakia’s finance minister, Ivan Miklos, said he will oppose delaying a crucial vote on new powers for the eurozone’s...

    38. September 5, 2011

      Slovakian minister backs swift rescue vote

      Slovakia’s finance minister, Ivan Miklos, said he will oppose delaying a crucial vote on new powers for the eurozone’s...

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