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  1. 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 gas...

  2. 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, what...

  1. 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 cemented...

  2. 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 for the...

  3. 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 Slovak...

  4. 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 of...

  5. 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 to be...

  6. 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 governments to...

  7. 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 the...

  8. 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 the...

  9. 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 summit...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 rescue...

  12. 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 off...

  13. 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, but...

  14. March 11, 2012

    Opposition wins Slovak elections

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

  15. 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 a...

  16. 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 and...

  17. 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 issue in...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 stability...

  20. 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 the...

  21. 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 the...

  22. 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 to...

  23. 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 opposition...

  24. 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 getting...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. November 29, 2010

    Politics: New governments dispense tough medicine for voters

    Tough times have a way of concentrating the mind – which is why much of central Europe has turned away from the populism and...

  28. October 5, 2010

    Slovakian leader defends Greece stance

    Slovakia’s decision to buck the eurozone trend and refrain from taking part in the bail-out of the Greek economy may have...

  29. June 13, 2010

    Fico looks to hold on despite lack of partners

    A coalition of centre-right parties look to have won Slovakia's parliamentary elections held Saturday, although Robert Fico,...

  30. June 11, 2010

    Corruption story hits Slovakia's PM

    Slovakia's parliamentary election campaign was thrown into turmoil just hours before Saturday's vote, with Robert Fico, the...

  31. June 10, 2010

    Corruption allegations hit Slokavia’s PM

    Slovakia’s parliamentary election campaign was thrown into turmoil just hours before Saturday’s vote, with Robert Fico, the...

  32. May 5, 2010

    Slovakia’s distaste for Greece aid

    Slovakia, the newest and one of the smallest members of the eurozone, is having a very difficult time galvanizing political...

  33. February 2, 2010

    Slovak opposition leader pulls out of election

    The surprise decision by Mikulas Dzurinda, Slovakia's opposition leader, to not stand in the country’s June 12 parliamentary...

  34. January 12, 2010

    Slovakia gives in to truckers’ demands

    The centre-left government of Robert Fico gave in to demands from striking Slovak truck drivers on Monday, reducing taxes on...

  35. January 8, 2010

    Slovaks party to celebrate first year behind euro 'shield'

    Slovakia will celebrate its first year in the European single currency tonight with a gala event entitled "Good-bye koruna,...

  36. January 7, 2010

    Slovaks mark first year behind euro ‘shield’

    Slovakia will celebrate its first year in the European single currency on Friday night with a gala event entitled “Good-bye...

  37. December 28, 2009

    Moscow agrees oil deal with Ukraine

    MOSCOW, December 28 (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it had agreed terms for a new oil deal with Ukraine a few hours after...

  38. November 11, 2009

    Slovak buy-out law sparks graft fears

    Controversial legislation that gives the populist Slovakian government the right to buy troubled companies it deems...

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