Still dissatisfied, Slovak protesters keep up pressure over corruption

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA, April 8 : Protests in Slovakia over the murder of a journalist have led to the prime minister’s resignation and a cabinet reshuffle. Still not satisfied, the demonstrators now want the police chief out and a crackdown on corruption. Nearly 50,000 people marched through the capital Bratislava and other cities on […]

Still dissatisfied, Slovak protesters keep up pressure over corruption

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA, April 6 : Protests in Slovakia over the murder of a journalist have led to the prime minister’s resignation and a cabinet reshuffle. Still not satisfied, the demonstrators now want the police chief out and a crackdown on corruption. Nearly 50,000 people marched through the capital Bratislava and other cities on […]

Slovaks to hold third nationwide protest after PM’s resignation fails to appease

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA, March 16 : Thousands of Slovaks will attend a third nationwide protest in as many weeks on Friday to repeat their call for early elections after Prime Minister Robert Fico’s resignation failed to quell public anger over high-level corruption. Fico’s government has been in crisis since the murder three weeks ago […]

Slovakia’s far-right party, ruling leftists lose regional elections

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA, Nov 5 : The far-right People’s Party-Our Slovakia lost Saturday’s regional elections, turning the Central European country against the trend of far-right gains in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in recent months. Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties have been on the rise across Europe after years of slow economic growth and […]