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    1. 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 being...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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