Two Slovaks join Ukraine mission
A PAIR of Slovak military officials were among those blocked from entering Crimea as part of an observer mission to neighbouring Ukraine, as Prime Minister Robert Fico and other top Slovak officials call for a diplomatic solution to the biggest crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
International law breached in Ukraine, Slovak constitutional representatives say
FOREIGN troops entering the territory of Ukraine without the mandate of a respective international organisation represent a breach of international law, Slovakia's three top constitutional officials agreed during their meeting on March 3. President Ivan Gasparovic, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paska and Prime Minister Robert Fico met on March 3 to ... (more)
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Race tightens; Fico has a closer rival
THOUGH billboards that have been imposing images of presidential candidates on the population for several months suggest otherwise, the official campaigning for the March 15 presidential vote officially started on February 28. Observers say this could still very much shuffle the deck, with the forthcoming televised debates remaining a major factor ... (more)
KDH and Smer to amend Constitution together; criticism follows
THE CHRISTIAN Democratic Movement has agreed with the ruling Smer party on a joint action to amend the Constitution, despite the previous statements of KDH representatives that such deal was out of the question.
Slovakia says EU's proposed climate goals unacceptable-PM quoted
Slovakia cannot agree with the European Commission's proposed climate and energy goals that target a 40 percent cut in carbon emissions reductions and increased use of renewable power, Prime Minister Robert Fico was quoted as saying on Monday.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
German Bundestag chief to visit
THE PRESIDENT of Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament, Norbert Lammert will arrive for a three-day visit to Slovakia on March 2. He will meet with his Slovak counterpart Pavol PaA ka, as well as President Ivan GaA paroviA and Prime Minister Robert Fico, the German Embassy to Slovakia said in a statement.
Presidential campaign officially underway
THE PRESIDENTIAL campaign officially began on February 28 and will end on March 13 at 7:00 when a 48-hour pre-vote moratorium begins.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
EU, Brazil mull plan to skirt US spying
The vice-president of the European Commission, Maro efcovic, will head the European Parliament election campaign of the ruling Social Democratic Party in Slovakia and will be again the country's candidate for commissioner, Prime Minister Robert Fico confirmed on 22 February, EurActiv Slovakia reports .
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Median poll: Fico no longer clear favourite in presidential election
INDEPENDENT candidate Andrej Kiska, who has been considered the most likely candidate to make it to the second round of the presidential election to face Prime Minister Robert Fico, the official candidate of Smer, has increased his voter support and narrowed the gap between his support and that of Fico.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
State's telecom stake for sale
THE STATE already has a plan to sell its 49-percent stake in a major telecoms operator, Slovak Telekom , after the government discreetly signed a memorandum with the majority owner of the company, Deutsche Telekom.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
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European elections can boost Commission's legitimacy: Slovak candidate
An upcoming European vote will give the European Commission a chance to boost the legitimacy of its executive arm, granting it a stronger mandate to command a sustainable economic recovery, Slovakia's leading candidate said in an interview.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Slovakia prepared to take Ukrainian migrants, PM says
SLOVAKIA is prepared to hundreds of Ukrainian migrants who might need protection, said Prime Minister Robert Fico on February 21 after the meeting of the Security Council.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Labour unionists endorse Fico for president
The Confederation of Labour Unions calls upon its members to vote for Prime Minister Robert Fico in March's presidential election, it was announced February 19. "A social-democratic president represents, first and foremost, active protection for citizens, the guarantee of maintaining the existing standards in all walks of life, maintaining of ... (more)
[Locked] National Security Council on standby over Ukraine
The Slovak Security Council is on standby, monitoring the country's border with Ukraine.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Poll shows Kiska now clearly Fico's top rival
PHILANTHROPIST Andrej Kiska is the most likely to meet Prime Minister Robert Fico in the second round presidential run-off, according to recent poll.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Finance Minister praises VAT collection
THE STATE is forecast to have collected a 261 million more in taxes and levies in 2013 than expected in the previous estimate of November, Finance Minister Peter KaA3 4imA r reported on February 15, citing data from the latest tax prognosis drawn up by the Ministry's Financial Policy Institute .
Sun Feb 16, 2014
[Locked] Top justice post selection to change
THE PRESIDENT could play an important role in selecting the top justice if one of the proposals outlined by Prime Minister Robert Fico as part of his planned changes in the judiciary makes it through the government and parliament.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Fico survives no-confidence vote
THE OPPOSITION failed to dismiss Prime Minister Robert Fico over the 2008 carbon-dioxide emissions quota scandal on February 13, the TASR newswire reported.
EU unable to eliminate tax havens - Czech PM Sobotka
The EU has been unable to eliminate tax havens and in some cases it has circumvented its own rules, new Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said in a speech delivered at Comenius University in Bratislava today.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
[Locked] Another poll shows Kiska facing Fico in run-off
PHILANTHROPIST Andrej Kiska would be the only presidential candidate to have the chance to defeat Robert Fico in the second round run-off of the presidential election, a recent poll carried out by the Focus polling agency on 1,051 respondents showed.