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Thousands protest Slovak government, demand early election

Sep. 20, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in the Slovak capital on Tuesday to protest the government amid soaring energy prices and to demand an early election. The protest was organized by the opposition leftist Smer-Social Democracy party of former populist...

Slovakia: Russia accuses mayor of harming WWI soldier graves

Sep. 16, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Officials in Slovakia dismissed claims by the Russian Embassy that graves of Russian soldiers from World War I were damaged on orders from the local village mayor. The embassy said Russian Ambassador Igor Bratchikov visited the site in Ladomirova earlier...

Slovakia has new ministers after party leaves coalition

Sep. 13, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president on Tuesday swore in new ministers who replaced their predecessors from a junior coalition partner that withdrew from the governing four-party coalition, leaving Prime Minister Eduard Heger without a parliamentary majority. The...

Slovakia on alert as tiger escaped from Ukraine seen in park

Sep. 05, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Police and local authorities in eastern Slovakia have urged residents to be cautious after a tiger that escaped from private hands in neighboring Ukraine was seen over the weekend in a border area. The town of Ulic told citizens Sunday to limit their...

Slovak government loses its majority after partner withdraws

Sep. 05, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s political crisis has deepened after a junior partner completed its withdrawal from the governing four-party coalition, leaving Prime Minister Eduard Heger without a parliamentary majority. Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok, Justice Minister Maria...

Slovakia may consider giving Ukraine Russian-built warplanes

Jul. 25, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia may consider donating its fleet of Soviet-era MiG warplanes to Ukraine, the Slovak defense minister said Monday. Standing alongside his British counterpart Ben Wallace, Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad said “we can discuss the future" of...

Slovakia's coalition in crisis over tackling high inflation

Jul. 06, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government is facing another serious crisis after a junior party threatened on Wednesday to withdraw from the four-party coalition over disagreements about how to deal with rising inflation. The liberal Freedom and Solidarity party said it...