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Case C-364/10, Hungary v. Slovak Republic NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Slovakia not breaching EU law by refusing President of Hungary entry into its territory. Court furthermore holds that action under Art. 259 TFEU concerning future possible infringements or limited to seeking an interpretation of EU law is inadmi...
Commission's Art. 7 Comments to Slovakian NRA's methodology on fixed call origination and termination price control NEW
Electronic Communications Regulation Update 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The European Commission, made the following comments, in its decision, to TUSR's methodology on fixed call origination and termination price control:"Need to ensure timely price control remedies for wholesale call termination servicesThe Commission n...
Slovakia: Protesting SOZA's Newest Copyright Fees NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
SOZA's general manager Vladimír Repčík addressed Slovak high school seniors via his blog on Oct. 22, urging them to register with his agency and pay €15 for their traditional graduation parties. Tibor Blazko reports on the controversy.
Slovakia: “For Decent and Safe Life” Rally Stirs Controversy NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Tibor Blazko reports on the controversial Oct. 13 rally for "a decent and safe life," translating netizens' views on the rights of Slovakia's Roma and non-Roma citizens, as well as on the failure of the state to address the alarming social situation...
Slovakia’s Online Opportunity NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The Internet is a motor for economic growth, particularly in times of financial crisis. In Slovakia, a new Boston Consulting Group report entitled "Slovakia’s Online Opportunity" reveals that the Internet is already making a big contribution to the...
Slovak Telekom Scraps iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Ahead of Friday Launch NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 47 Minutes ago
Slovak Telekom AS, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG and owner of one of Slovakia's two leading cellular operators, Thursday said it has scrapped plans to allow its clients to pre-order the iPhone 5 before the high-profile smartphone by Apple Inc. goes o...
Aug. '12 updt: Commission's Art. 7 Comments to Slovakian NRA on the latter's review of retail fixed market NEW
Electronic Communications Regulation Update 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The European Commission made the following comments, in its decision, addressed to TUSR, on the latter's review of the market of access to the public telephone network at a fixed location for residential and nonresidential customers:"Need to monitor...
Malmström anklagar Slovakien för medeltida metoder NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Slovakien ska i januari i år ha använt tvivelaktiga metoder för att pröva om en syrisk flykting var homosexuell. EU-kommissionär Cecilia Malmström rasar.En syrisk flykting som sökte asyl i Slovakien tidigare i år har utsatts för metoder som...
Střední Evropa | Vládní politika vyhání firmy do daňových rájů NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
„Počet slovenských firem, jejichž vlastníci mají sídlo v daňovém ráji, se za první pololetí tohoto roku zvýšil o více než 7 %,“ píše SME s odka...
Tunnel vision NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
  SLOVAK officials discovered a 700-metre tunnel complete with its own train used to smuggle goods and maybe people from neighbouring Ukraine into the European Union (EU). They seized some 13,100 boxes of cigarettes and arres...
Slowakei | Diskussion um Trennung von Kirche und Staat NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
„Mit öffentlichen Geldern in Höhe von 37 Millionen Euro ist eine Trennung von Kirche und Staat nicht in Sicht“, titelt die Pravda. Die Absetzung des populären Erzbischofs von Trnava Róbert Bezák durch den Paps...
Eslováquia | Debate sobre a separação entre a Igreja e o Estado NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
“A Igreja receberá 37 milhões de euros do Estado, a separação não se vislumbra”, titula o Pravda. O afastamento por ordem do Papa, a 1 de julho, de Róbert Bezák, o popular arcebispo de...
Slovakia: Teachers Call for Help in Open Letter to Education Minister NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Two elementary school teachers wrote an open letter to the Slovak Minister of Education, highlighting the problems they face with their students who are “significantly maladjusted socially, [and] are almost exclusively students of the Romani origin...
Eles saíram da crise (1/3) | Eslováquia: ajuda-te e o céu te ajudará (SME, Bratislava) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Visto de Bratislava, o resgate de Espanha é o último episódio de um mau folhetim que começou há quinze anos. Nessa altura, os eslovacos estavam a sair sem ajuda de ninguém de uma grave crise bancária. Uma lição que dá que pensar, escreve o...
Sie haben die Krise überwunden (1/3) | Slowakei : Hilf dir selbst, dann hilft dir Gott (SME, Bratislava) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Von Bratislava aus gesehen ist die Rettung Spaniens die jüngste Folge einer schlechten Seifenoper, die vor fünfzehn Jahren begann. Damals musste sich die Slowakei ganz auf sich allein gestellt von einer schlimmen Bankenkrise erholen. Eine Lektion,...
Dostali se z krize (1/3) | Slovensko: člověče, přičiň se (SME, Bratislava) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Z pohledu Bratislavy je záchrana Španělska zatím poslední zápletkou seriálu, který běží už skoro patnáct let. Přitom Slováci se z těžké bankovní krize dostali kdysi vlastními silami. Podle listu SME to stojí za zamyšlení. Více...
Slovakia: Historisk valgseier til Robert Fico NEW
Europabloggen.no 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Det sosialdemokratiske partiet Smers seier i det slovakiske parlamentsvalget, slår alt i moderne slovakisk historie. Smer fikk 44,4 prosent av alle stemmene i landet som fram til 1. januar 1993 var en del av Tsjekkoslovakia. I tiden etter frigjørin...
Die Welt in Bratislava NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 59 Minutes ago
Verkehrte Welt in Bratislava: Dass mit Robert Ficos Sozialdemokraten eine Partei, die sich klar für eine Beteiligung am Euro-Rettungsfonds ausspricht, die slowakische Parlamentswahl gewinnt, schien vor einigen Monaten noch unvorstellbar. Schließlic...
Record Low Turnout Seen in Slovak Elections NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours ago
Slovaks stayed away from the voting booths in Saturday's snap general election, which was on course to see record low turnout.
The multi-million euro gorilla NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Leaked wiretaps implicate Slovakia's political elite in a bribery scandal...
A roller-coaster ride towards a new EU NEW
Blog of EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič 2 Years, 5 Months, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The impact of the economic crisis on EU economies has resembled something of a roller-coaster ride over the last few months. No sooner had we got to grips with the mortgage and banking crisis that came to us from across the Atlantic than we were face...
Iveta Radicova se sacrifie sur l'autel de l'euro NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 4 Hours ago
Iveta Radicova est tombée au front, victime de la guerre que mène la zone euro pour assurer sa survie. La première ministre démocrate-chrétienne slovaque, au pouvoir depuis juillet 2010, a, en effet, sacrifié son gouvernement pour faire adopter...
Tatra tiger on the ropes NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Slovakia’s “no” to the expansion of the European Financial Stability Facility brings down the country's government, but is unlikely to be its last word...
Zone euro : les Slovaques se demandent où ils vont NEW
L'Europe décalèe 2 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
En refusant le renforcement du plan de secours pour la zone euro, la Slovaquie met en péril la stratégie européenne face à la crise. Mais ce n’est pas tout. Vue de Bratislava, cette décision fait également peser une menace sur … Continu...
Eslovaquia rechaza la ampliación del Fondo de Rescate Europeo NEW
Ciudadano Morante 2 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Eslovaquia ha rechazado el martes pasado la ampliación del Fondo de Rescate Europeo, la medida estaba ligada a una cuestión de confianza, con lo que al final junto con el rechazo a la medida ha caído el gobierno eslovaco.Eslovaquia es el único pa...
Will Slovakia take a bullet for the euro? NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Slovakia's government may have to sacrifice itself for the single currency...
Slovakia’s Euro Rescue Opponent Grabs Headlines NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 8 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The speaker of Slovakia’s parliament has made a name as a vocal critic of the tax-funded bailouts of euro-zone members.
We know what is good for you NEW
England Expects 2 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours ago
I n the end everybody will vote for the Bailout. Even little Slovakia which has been holding out against it for quite a while.Last year the PM even went as far as describing the whole bail out process as participating in a "pyramid scheme."So it is n...
Morning Briefing: Slovak Politics on Euro Bailout in Focus NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
European issues, centered on the Slovakia's position on the euro rescue fund and Europe-wide credit market sentiment, will dominate the region.
Slovak Resistance to Expanding the E.U. Bailout NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Richard Sulik, Parliament Speaker of the Slovakian legislature, has argued that the only real solution to the debt crisis in the E.U. is rigorous enforcement of the E.U. regulations on budget deficits and public debt. He has been particularly angered...
Fun run NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Slovakia runs towards rapproachment with Hungary...
Kartellamt der Slovakei: Es besteht Hoffnung NEW
Kartellblog 3 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Was weiß man über die Kartellbehörde der Slowakischen Republik, auch wenn man sonst nichts über sie weiß? Genau das, ja. AMO (Antimonopoly Office) – schwierig. Einige vorgerückte Semester unter den Sachbearbeitern der Marktwirtschaft nicht z...
week #32 in quotes NEW
wortwallungen 3 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Slovakia rejecting the participation in the loan for Greece “I take note of the vote by Slovakia’s Parliament today against the participation of Slovakia in the conditional loan arrangement for Greece. It is a breach of the commitment und...
'We've only held up a mirror' NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The Slovakian Parliament has overturned the decision by the country's previous government to help fund the €110bn eurozone bailout of Greece. Slovak MPs voted by 69 to two to refuse to take part. Slovak Finance Minister Ivan Miklos trashed the log...
Czech and Poland Decoupling From Region, or Vice Versa NEW
New Europe - WSJ 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Assets in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary have long been lumped into one basket by investors. But with Hungary on its own adventure and Slovakia firmly entrenched in the euro zone, Polish and Czech markets are decoupling.
La nouvelle Slovaquie débloque NEW
Euros du Village 3 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Le 15 juillet, le nouveau gouvernement slovaque a mis fin à son opposition au fonds d'aide de l'UE (pour des gouvernements européens endettés) et a ainsi permis son lancement, retardé depuis l'accord du 9 mai sur son montant (750 milliards d'euro...
Slovakia: swing to social democrats but a centre-right coalition NEW
Centre for European Politics 3 Years, 10 Months, 18 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The Slovak elections were the third to be held in the last week. The share of the vote for Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer (Social Democrats) went up from 29 to 35 percent; however that of his nationalist coalition partners went down, with on...
EU summit faces Spain’s woes and a Slovak threat over Greece NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Rumours are flying thick and fast that the troubles of Spain’s banking sector will require emergency attention at Thursday’s summit of European Union leaders in Brussels.  But it appears highly improbable that Spain will ask for help fr...
Flertall for opposisjonen i Slovakia NEW
Europabloggen.no 3 Years, 10 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Partiet til statsminister Robert Fico gjorde et godt valg og fikk 12 nye mandater, men koalisjonspartnerne SNS og ĽS-HZDS gikk kraftig tilbake, sistnevnte havnet sågar under sperregrensen. Fico holder fast på at han ønsker å danne en ny koalisjo...
Changes in the Slovakia, Belgium, and Finland NEW
Julien Frisch 3 Years, 10 Months, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Yesterday, Slovakians voted against the ruling social democrats and elected a centre-right majority into the Parliament. Today, Belgium also tries to vote a new government, and, luckily for the politicians, voting is obligatory over here - because w...
EU: Stability programme Slovakia NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Stability programmes for eurozone countries on the one hand, convergence programmes for member states still without the euro. You can start by reading the background remarks on economic policy coordination in the European Union, in the blog post EU:...
Wordle-izing Slovakia's centre-left NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
And, as I know you've all been lying awake, wondering about the politics of Central European social democracy, here's a quick Wordle-ization of the prgramme that Robert Fico's Smer is serving up to the Slovak electorate for their also forthcoming ele...
Frostig relation mellan Ungern och Slovakien NEW
Europabloggen 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 17 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Relationen mellan Slovakien och Ungern blir allt kyligare. En ny lag ger ungrare utanför Ungern rätt till medborgarskap. Det väcker ilska i grannlandet Slovakien där var tionde medborgare är etnisk ungrare.Samma eftermiddag som den ungerska lage...
Em Bratislava contam-se os cêntimos NEW
Tratados 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
A Eslováquia faz parte da UE desde 2004, e, algum tempo depois, integrou igualmente a zona euro. Apesar de ser um país que vive ainda longe de alguns dos padrões de consumo europeus, foi capaz de convergir o seu sistema monetário e adoptar o eur...
Samtidigt, i ett EU-land... NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
I går fick Pride-paraden i Slovakiens huvudstad Bratislava avbrytas – efter att ha attackerats av skinnskallar.Det är bekymmersamt att mötes- och yttrandefriheten inte kan upprätthållas i EU-länderna, som ju ändå förmodas vara en klubb fö...
Rom Kaput Mundi NEW
Gli Euros 3 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Si accende la polemica in Slovacchia dove, a poco più di un mese dalle elezioni del 12 giugno prossimo, il partito ultra-nazionalista ha tappezzato le strade del paese con manifesti elettorali a sfondo razzista. I cartelloni raffigurano un uomo di e...
Vad är en bal i Bratislava… NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Tidigt lördag morgon bär det för min och Anna Marias del iväg via Wien till Bratislava i Slovakien. Vi skall på bal. Alla länder har sina traditioner, och i den gamla donaumonarkiens territorier är dessa månader balsäsongens tid. Också en d...
When airport security is part of the problem NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
A bizarre story from Dublin.  Short version: A Slovak agency was running a covert security check at an airport, which is presumably Bratislava.  The test involves planting explosive materials in the bags of unsuspecting passengers.  8 packages in...
An Explosive Security Test NEW
The European Citizen 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Airport security has had one of its regular revivals as a news topic since the attempted bombing in the US, and there's always questions of liberty versus security. But a airport security has reared its head in Europe is far stranger circumstances to...
Pour les socialistes européens, s’allier avec l’extrême droite est normal NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 7 Minutes ago
Alors que les socialistes européens, éjectés du pouvoir dans la plupart des pays de l’Union, prétendent vouloir se refonder, ils ont pris, mardi, lors de leur congrès à Prague, une décision qui en dit long sur leur profonde crise d’identit...
Czechoslovakia and historical vinegar NEW
Edward Lucas (The Economist) 4 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
CzechoslovakiaA chequered history Nov 19th 2009From The Economist print editionCzechoslovakia was born out of trickery and died in failure. Only up to a pointCzechoslovakia: The State That Failed. By Mary Heimann. Yale University Press; 406 pages; $4...
A tale of two Slovakias NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 4 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
SSEES marks the 20th anniversary of November 1989 with two contrasting Slovak speakers - a nice touch, as the fall of communism in the Czechoslovakia is so often reduced to events in Prague. The Magic Lantern, Václav Havel, speech from the balcony o...
Pandora’s box? NEW
A Northern Perspective 4 Years, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
President Klaus seems to be looking for an exit strategy. Apparently he has explained in a radio interview that his famous “footnote” can also be added to the next Treaty that will have to be ratified by all member states, for instance in...
EU remains the best cure for Slovak-Hungarian frictions NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 4 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
After the fall of communism in central and eastern Europe, one compelling argument for bringing the region into the European Union was that the experience of prosperity, democracy and everyday multinational co-operation would ease national and et...
Dispute between Hungary and Slovakia a disgrace NEW
Julien Frisch 4 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Watching the dispute(s) between Hungary and Slovakia these days, I feel ashamed being a citizen of the EU.Both countries - and I have the feeling that Slovakia is pushing much harder for the conflict, e.g. through its recently introduced and disrespe...
Giving up the ghost (of Trianon) NEW
Central Europe - Between Brussels and Gazprom 4 Years, 8 Months, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
If you ever wanted to know anything about the history of Slovak-Hungarian relations, just look at what they’re like now; the latest incarnation of the Slovak state language law is fairly indicative. Having spent the better part of the last thou...
Giving up the ghost (of Trianon) NEW
Central Europe - Between Brussels and Gazprom 4 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
If you ever wanted to know anything about the history of Slovak-Hungarian relations, just look at what they’re like now; the latest incarnation of the Slovak state language law is fairly indicative. The litmus test of relations between the two...
The EP elections in the Czech Republic and Slovakia NEW
The new European Parliament 4 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Click here to read Donath-Burson-Marsteller’s analysis of the impact of the European elections on politics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Is this THE WAY? or A little insight into Slovak politics [Radovana JÁGRIKOVÁ] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
How it all started I was sitting on a train, my eyes wandering around, when a sight of an aisle poster (usually an ad for tabloid press or spa) with a circle of yellow stars on a blue background caught my eye. Well, I had never seen anything linked...
'[The EU parliament] is a victim of its own popularity among Slovaks' NEW
The Euros 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Robert Hajsel, head of the European Parliament's office in Slovakia offered this as an explanation for the extremely low voter turnout at Slovakian polls for the 2004 European Parliament elections. In the lead up to the June EP elections, low voter t...
Slovakia Takes The Biscuit - GDP Drops 11.2% In Three Months NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 11 Months, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
I’ve been trying to draw attention to what is happening to Slovakian GDP for some months now, since I felt the consensus has been missing something (see this post, and this one). The Economist, for example, has been arguing some sort of version...
Slovakia- We know who, we don’t know why [Matej HRUSKA] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
It’s kind of tradition in electoral campaigns (not only) in Slovakia to rely upon names instead of ideas. We have approx. two months till elections and all that political parties have already done is that they have chosen their candidates. No a...
Leader of Slovakian party Sloboda a Solidarita, Richard Šulík, who believes Gypsies should be sterilised is made offer by Declan Ganley and Libertas NEW
Libertas Nein Danke 5 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
In late January a meeting was held in an upstairs room at the Czech Inn, a pub in Dublin's Temple bar. The meeting was for Slovakians living in Ireland and the purpose of the meeting was to promote a new political party Sloboda a Solidarita. Though L...
Slovaks Re-elect President Ivan Gasparovic NEW
Central Europe Active 5 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Ivan Gasparovic, the incumbent president has won the run-off in the Slovakian presidential elections. Mr Gasparovic is supported by the current government of the leftish-populist Smer and two small nationalist parties where the president had belonged...
Slovakia: Presdiential Election NEW
Central Europe Active 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
As expected, the least colorful incumbent president in the Visegrad Group, Ivan Gašparovi? has won the first round of Slovakia’s presidential elections. Iveta Radi?ová, the leading oppositon candiadate has collected enough votes to force him...
Slovakia’s 2009 presidential election NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Well actually this post isn’t from me, but from my Global Economy Matters co blogger, and Election Resources On The Internet elections wonk, Manuel Alvarez-Rivera. Anyway, here we go: Voters in Slovakia went to the polls today for a presidentia...
Slovakia in the heat of elections [Radovana JÁGRIKOVÁ] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 1 Month, 9 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
We talk about it on the streets, in the cafés, at schools, in internet discussions. We analyse, criticise, praise, ask, explain, compare, argue. We realise the importance of the election and of every single vote. And we can’t wait to see the resul...
Slovenia’s Economy Falls Off The Roof, While Slovakia Slides Into Recession NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 59 Minutes ago
“Most other countries in the region are faring much better, though….Like Slovenia, which joined two years ago, Slovakia can enjoy the full protection of rich Europe’s currency union, rather than just the indirect benefit of being due to...
European Parliament elections 2009 (62): Young Slovak MEP candidate dies in car accident NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Radovana Jágriková reports on Th!ink about it! that the first time that she heard about the EP elections in Slovakia was in connection with the tragic death of a 22-years old MEP candidate.The full story and the summary of discussions in Slovakia y...
A study on the effects of adopting euro on the common Slovak citizen [Radovana JÁGRIKOVÁ] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 11 Minutes ago
The positives of euro observed and experienced during the first two months with euro as an official currency in Slovakia: Socialising and making friends with foreigners. The first inhabitant of Brussels whom I talked to (a nice good-looking young man...
Ganley in Slovakia: “Don’t feel guilty for low voter turnout. People just don’t understand what it is all about.” [Matej HRUSKA] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
One thing made Slovakia famous in 2004- the lowest voter turnout in the whole EU. Only 16,96% found their way in the polling places (second lowest turnout was in Poland). There were quickly something to blame: poor media coverage (said politicians),...
Information Society in Slovakia: Deeds, not words NEW
Michal Hudec 5 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 37 Minutes ago
NOTICE: This article was prepared for and published in Connection Magazine (11/2008) of The American Chamber of Commerce in The Slovak Republic. Information and the context published in article is relevant for time period to November 2008. Since that...
The Slovakian-Hungarian Football War NEW
European Tribune 5 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 32 Minutes ago
A month ago, a Slovakian domestic top league football match was interrupted by police action...
Right-wing extremism: bad blood between Slovakia and Hungary NEW
Babelblogs reviews 5 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
pSkinheads in bomber jackets and Doc Martens, cars congesting the road to Slovakia, Hungarian flags, banners carrying anti-Slovakian slogans, hordes of press photographers and a large police presence: the atmosphere at the otherwise unrestricted Slov...
Falscher Pass - Schengen hilft NEW
NicolesBlog 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Während alle Nicht-Serben noch die Auslieferung des mutmaßlichen Kriegsverbrechers Radovan Karadzic an das Kriegsverbrechertribunal in Den Haag feiern mögen, sind es ganz banale Fragen, die manche Kosovo-Albaner gerade beschäftigen dürften. EUob...
Setting market conditions in Slovakia NEW
European Tribune 5 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Discontent with healthcare privatisation was the prime campaign theme of the 2006 elections in Slovakia,...
Slovakia has a new currency NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Notwithstanding the Lisbon holdup, the European Union today confirmed the capacity of selected aspects of the project to move forward unhindered as the Commission and Council agreed on a January 2009 entry date of Slovakia to the eurozone.  The crow...
Slovakia: a scandal NEW
Edward Lucas (The Economist) 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Slovakia and the euroAlways the same winnersJun 26th 2008 | BRATISLAVAFrom The Economist print editionFew care about crony capitalism when business booms and the euro is comingONLY two things in Slovakia matter to outsiders, cynics argue. One is that...
Slovak Aid Report 2008 NEW
euforic 5 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Slovak Aid just released its National Programme of Official Development Assistance for 2008. The report takes stock of accomplishments in 2007 and looks ahead to plans for this year.According to the authors, 2007 was a milestone for the institutiona...