Latest Slovakia government News

Slovak leader calls the war between Russia and Ukraine a frozen conflict

Nov. 24, 2023 10:02 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia’s new prime minister, Robert Fico, said on Friday he considers the war between Ukraine and Russia a frozen conflict that cannot be solved by sending arms to the Ukrainian armed forces. Fico ended his country’s military aid for Ukraine after his new...

Leaders of 4 Central European states disagree on military aid for Ukraine but agree on other support

Nov. 22, 2023 11:59 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The presidents of four Central European countries found some common ground Wednesday on Ukraine despite their governments' diverging views on military support for its fight against Russia's invasion. The Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, all four...

Slovakia's new government led by populist Robert Fico wins a mandatory confidence vote

Nov. 21, 2023 12:46 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s new government, led by populist Prime Minister Robert Fico who ended the country’s military aid for Ukraine, won a mandatory confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday. Of the 143 lawmakers present in the 150-seat Parliament, 78 voted in...

Ukraine claims responsibility for killing a Russia-backed official in Luhansk by a car bomb

Nov. 08, 2023 20:47 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s intelligence agency claimed responsibility for a car bombing Wednesday that killed a member of the Russia-backed authority in the illegally annexed Luhansk region. Mikhail Filiponenko was a member of the local legislature and previously served as...

Slovakia's new government announces a massive deployment at the Hungarian border to curb migration

Oct. 30, 2023 13:15 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The new Slovak government announced a big deployment of police and armed forces Monday along the border with Hungary to prevent growing numbers of migrants entering the country. Prime Minister Robert Fico did not immediately give details of the...

EU summit turns its eyes away from Ukraine despite a commitment to stay the course with Zelenskyy

Oct. 27, 2023 12:49 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It was a good thing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had his videoconference address to the European Union summit pre-slotted for the opening session. Immediately afterward, EU leaders switched off and went to the order of the day — the Israel-Hamas war....

Orban doubles down at EU summit to defend meeting Putin. One leader calls it a very wrong message

Oct. 26, 2023 15:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — If a warm handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin weren't provocative enough, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban went into an EU summit Thursday saying he was right to meet the EU's foremost enemy and that most of the other leaders were wrong. Orban...

Slovakia swears in a new Cabinet led by a populist ex-premier who opposes support for Ukraine

Oct. 25, 2023 10:18 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president swore in a new government Wednesday, led by a former populist prime minister poised to end the country's military aid for Ukraine as it fights Russia's invasion. Robert Fico returned to power and took over as prime minister for the...

Slovakia's president is ready to swear in a new Cabinet after partner replaces ministry nominee

Oct. 24, 2023 09:49 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president is ready to swear in a new Cabinet led by a former populist prime minister after a coalition partner agreed to replace its nominee for environment minister known for not believing in the threat of climate change, the presidential office said on...

Slovakia president rejects nomination of opponent of climate change policy as environment minister

Oct. 19, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president announced Thursday that she is postponing the appointment of a new Cabinet following last month's parliamentary election because she cannot accept the nomination of a person who doesn't believe in the threat of climate change as environment...