French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has a strong chance to win the upcoming runoff with a decidedly pro-European and liberal program a novelty in a Europe where doomsayers have been predicting the victories of right-wing populists. And that gives hope to liberals who see Macron as a new kind of European leader even if we still don't know what kind of politician he really is.
The Faculty for Ukrainian Language and Culture Studies is to be reopened in the Nyiregyhaza University, in eastern Hungary, the government commissioner for development in northeast Hungary and the Transcarpathian region said. The college is a representative of regional and Hungarian culture and education in the world, and at the same time a representative of international culture in the heart of the Nyirseg region.
The Transport Ministry first cancelled the competition to operate trains to Banska Bystrica, announced by the previous minister Jan Pociatek , and now have dismissed the idea completely. Instead, the state wants to restore the express trains using the route between Bratislava, Zvolen and Kosice that were scrapped two years ago, the Sme daily reported.
Slovaks living abroad will have a new centre in downtown Bratislava which will represent more than 1.5 million expats living outside Slovakia. The plan was approved by the executive committee of the World Association of Slovaks Living Abroad in Bratislava, on April 25, the SITA newswire reported.
Chairman of the Romanian Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu told a conference of chairs of the EU parliaments in Bratislava that now, more than ever before, the European Union needs to redefine its trajectory, while the European citizens should get together to build a stronger union. "A new split in Europe will deepen the existing gaps and lead to a shattered and weak union, and no way to a strong one.
Corruption has reached such a level that people should act immediately. The Main symbols of the government's failure to deal with this problem are special prosecutor DuA an KovA A ik, police chief Tibor GaA par and Interior Minister Robert KaliASA k; and they should resign.
The trade unions association OZ KOVO is set to organise a protest in Bratislava on April 28, demonstrating against plans to introduce more liberal rules concerning the employment of foreigners in Slovakia. "We accept people from Serbia, for example," said Emil Machyna, head of OZ KOVO, as quoted by the DennA k N daily.
''As holder of the rotation presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018, Bulgaria will be actve cooperating for the sake of a unified vision about the future of the Union'', said Bulgarian National Assembly President Dimitar Glavchev addressing the participants of the Conference of the speakers of European national parliaments underway in Bratislava, Slovakia, BNR reported. In his words, a stronger role of legislatures in determining and carrying out the European agenda could be the right answer to the concerns and mistrust of European citizens.