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Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico takes first trip outside capital after assassination attempt

Jul. 08, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's populist Prime Minister Robert Fico took his first trip outside the capital on Monday since resuming his duties after an assassination attempt. Fico visited a farm in Slovenska Nova Ves, northeast of the capital of Bratislava, along with...

Slovakia's prime minister makes 1st public appearance since assassination attempt

Jul. 05, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico made his first public appearance on Friday since he was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt, attacking his liberal political opponents and praising his Hungarian counterpart. Fico has been...

The suspect in the attempted assassination of Slovakia's prime minister now faces terror charges

Jul. 04, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The suspect in the attempted assassination in May of Slovakia's populist prime minister, Robert Fico, is now facing terror charges as part of an investigation by authorities, the country’s prosecutor-general said Thursday. The suspect, identified only...

Slovakia's top court approves key parts of a contentious amendment of the penal code

Jul. 03, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s highest legal authority on Wednesday ruled that key provisions of a contentious amendment of the penal code drafted by the government of populist Prime Minister Robert Fico are in line with the country’s constitution. The legislation,...

Slovakia to boost protections for politicians after assassination attempt on populist premier Fico

Jun. 27, 2024 08:23 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s Parliament approved a package of legislation Thursday meant to boost security for leading politicians and others following an assassination attempt on populist Prime Minister Robert Fico. The measures, which were approved by the coalition...

Slovakia’s parliament backs a contentious plan to overhaul the country's public broadcasting

Jun. 20, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s parliament voted on Thursday to approve a government plan to overhaul the country’s public broadcasting services, a move that critics say would result in the government taking full control of the media. The coalition government of populist...

Peter Pellegrini, a close ally of the populist prime minister, is sworn in as Slovakia's president

Jun. 15, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Peter Pellegrini was sworn in as the president of Slovakia on Saturday in a ceremony that took place amid heightened security following an assassination attempt on his close ally, populist Prime Minister Robert Fico, a month ago. Pellegrini called for...

Slovakia plans to boost politicians' protection after assassination attempt on populist premier

Jun. 12, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government approved a package of measures on Wednesday meant to boost security for leading politicians and others following an assassination attempt on populist Prime Minister Robert Fico. The measures need approval by Parliament, where the...

Slovakia public broadcaster employees hold 3-hour walkout over government overhaul plans

Jun. 10, 2024 10:59 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Employees of Slovakia’s public radio and television broadcaster staged a three-hour walkout on Monday to protest a contentious overhaul of their services, a move that critics say would result in the government taking full control of the media. The...

Your time is up, Italy's hard-right leader tells EU center parties as she votes in European election

Jun. 08, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni joined voters in Italy and a half dozen European Union nations in casting a ballot during the penultimate day of European Union parliamentary elections on Saturday. The bloc’s premier hard-right politician threw down the gauntlet to the traditional...