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Slovakia backs pension cuts for former communist officials

Jun. 23, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday that reduces pensions paid to members of the former communist regime. Prime Minister Eduard Heger said the aim of the law was to correct “a terrible contrast” between the...

Slovakia court tosses acquittals in reporter's slaying

Jun. 15, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lower court's acquittal of a businessman accused of masterminding the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancée. A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court said the criminal...

Slovakia's Supreme Court overturns acquittal of alleged mastermind in 2018 killings of journalist and fiancée

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court overturns acquittal of alleged mastermind in 2018 killings of journalist and fiancée.

Germany, Slovakia arrest 2 in raids on trafficking ring

May. 31, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two suspects were arrested in Germany and Slovakia in raids Monday on a group accused of smuggling Vietnamese into Germany and other European countries for large fees that they had to work off in massage parlors, brothels and other places, authorities said. ...

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...

Slovakia eyes using Russia's Sputnik V; waits for results

May. 09, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government is set to discuss possible use of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine with Moscow after it was successfully tested in a Hungarian lab. Slovakian Health Minister Vladimir Lengvarsky said he will talk with his...

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...

Greece: Tons of cannabis seized in cupcake machine shipment

Apr. 23, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have seized more than four tons of cannabis hidden in a shipment of industrial cupcake-making machines heading from Lebanon to Slovakia. Greece’s financial crimes squad said in a statement late Thursday that the drugs...