Latest Slovakia government News

EU's commission vice-president to run for Slovak president

Jan. 18, 2019 7:37 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic says he is ready to run for the post of Slovakia's president in the forthcoming presidential election. The 52-year-old Sefcovic is considered one of the favorites in the March 16 vote for the largely ceremonial post. Sefcovic...

Russia expels Slovak diplomat over spying spat

Dec. 13, 2018 6:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it has ordered the expulsion of a Slovak diplomat, responding in kind to a move by Slovakia over allegations a Russian diplomat was working as a spy under diplomatic cover. Slovakia's Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said last week his country has expelled the Russian diplomat,...

Slovakia inks deal to buy 14 F-16s from US Lockheed Martin

Dec. 12, 2018 10:04 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia is to buy 14 F-16 military jets from Lockheed Martin as it seeks to replace Soviet-era jets. Slovak Defense Minister Peter Gajdos signed the contract on Wednesday with Lockheed Martin vice president of international business development Ana Wugofski. The F-16 Block...

Slovakia says it expels Russian spy working as diplomat

Dec. 5, 2018 10:41 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says his country has expelled a Russian diplomat after discovering he was a spy working under diplomatic cover. Peter Pellegrini said Wednesday the diplomat's activities were aimed against the interests of Slovakia and NATO. The prime minister says the...

The Latest: Slovak minister quits over UN migration pact

Nov. 29, 2018 1:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on migration in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Slovakia's foreign minister has resigned from his post over his disagreement with his country's negative stance on a United Nations pact seeking to promote an international approach to safe and orderly migration. Miroslav Lajcak...