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Slovakia's top court dismisses referendum on early election

Jul. 07, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s top court ruled Wednesday that a nationwide referendum cannot be held on whether to call an early parliamentary election. President Zuzana Caputova had asked the Constitutional Court to rule on the matter after over 585,000...

Slovakia becomes 2nd EU country to approve Russia's Sputnik

May. 26, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia on Wednesday became the second European Union country to authorize use of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine, which has not yet been approved by the bloc's drug regulator. The Slovak government asked Health Minister Vladimir...

Slovakia plans to keeping using AstraZeneca despite pause

May. 12, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's health minister says he plans to keep AstraZeneca in the country's vaccine arsenal, speaking a day after the country suspended use of the shots after a recipient died. Slovakia on Tuesday halted use of the two-shot AstraZeneca...

Slovakia halts use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

May. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia has halted use of the two-shot AstraZeneca vaccine, the Health Ministry said Tuesday. The announcement came after Slovakia’s State Institute for Drug Control concluded last week that the death of a...

The Latest: France welcomes EU curb on AstraZeneca vaccine

May. 09, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the decision from the European Union not to renew its order for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Macron said the EU policy is aiming at “responding in particular to the variants... We see that some other vaccines are...

Slovakia's new government wins mandatory confidence vote

May. 04, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The new Slovakian government formed after a secret deal to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine triggered a political crisis won a mandatory confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 89-55 to endorse the four-party...

Russia expels Baltics, Slovak diplomats in quid pro quo

Apr. 28, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday ordered a total of seven diplomats from three Baltic nations and Slovakia to leave in a quid pro quo response to the countries' expulsion of Russian Embassy workers. The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned their ambassadors to order three...