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Slovak parliament expels MP for hate speech

Bratislava - Slovakia's parliament said on Tuesday it had expelled a far-right lawmaker found guilty of hate speech by the Supreme Court, in the first case of its kind in the EU country.

Slovak officials under scrutiny in journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovak prosecutors said Monday they are probing judicial and state officials over the 2018 murder of an investigative journalist, which triggered a political crisis and raised concerns about corruption.

Members of first all-female Afghan orchestra missing in Slovakia

Bratislava - Police in Slovakia said on Thursday they were searching for four members of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra who went missing from their hotel after performing at a local festival.

Slovak liberal ex-president launches opposition party

Bratislava - Slovakia's former president Andrej Kiska on Monday launched a centrist political party, saying he wants to join forces with the opposition to defeat the populist government in next year's general election.

Caputova: Slovak president is outsider, environmental lawyer

Bratislava - Slovak government critic Zuzana Caputova, who on Saturday was sworn in as the EU member's first female president, is an environmental lawyer and anti-corruption activist.

Slovakia swears in first woman president Caputova

Bratislava - Slovak environmental lawyer Zuzana Caputova was on Saturday sworn in as the EU member's first female president, surprising observers with a speech that lacked the government criticism she was known for on the campaign trail.

Slovak top court rejects bid to ban far-right party

Bratislava - Slovakia's Supreme Court on Monday ruled against banning a far-right anti-immigrant, anti-Roma party currently polling at just over 10 percent, saying prosecutors had not produced enough evidence against them.

Slovak president vetoes foreign anthem ban

Bratislava - Slovak President Andrej Kiska has vetoed a controversial law banning foreign national anthems at public events, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

Ex-soldier confesses to shooting slain Slovak journalist: reports

Bratislava - A former soldier charged with killing investigative journalist Jan Kuciak has confessed to his murder, three sources including the akutality.sk news website where the victim had worked, reported on Thursday quoting police sources.

Ethnic Hungarian MPs upset at foreign anthems ban in Slovakia

Bratislava - Ethnic Hungarian MPs who backed a controversial law banning the singing of foreign national anthems at public events "by mistake", said on Thursday that they have asked Slovakia's president to veto it.

Slovakia's outgoing president to launch party

Bratislava - Slovakia's outgoing president Andrej Kiska announced plans Wednesday to launch a new political party once his term ends in June, in an apparent bid to challenge the country's populist government.

Slovaks choose change, elect woman president against graft

Bratislava - The election of Zuzana Caputova as Slovakia's first female president was hailed Sunday as a vote for change, with the anti-graft activist expected to provide a check on a government tarnished after last year's murder of a journalist.

Sefcovic: EU commissioner vying for Slovak presidency

Bratislava - Maros Sefcovic, the ruling party's candidate in Saturday's Slovak presidential run-off against a government critic, is a long-time EU commissioner and career diplomat with a passion for sports.

Outsider Caputova wins Slovak presidency

Bratislava - Slovak government critic Zuzana Caputova will become the EU member's first female president after winning a run-off election Saturday against the ruling party's candidate."Let us look for what connects us.

Govt critic Caputova elected Slovakia's first female president

Bratislava - Vocal government critic and anti-corruption activist Zuzana Caputova will become Slovakia's first female president after provisional results showed her winning Saturday's run-off election.Environmental lawyer Caputova got 58.

Outsider activist tipped to win Slovak presidency

Bratislava - An environmental lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner is poised to win Slovakia's presidential run-off Saturday, one year after the murder of an investigative journalist plunged the EU member state into crisis.

Anti-corruption activist set to win Slovakia presidential run-off

Bratislava - A liberal environmental lawyer known for fighting graft is poised for a thumping victory in Slovakia's presidential run-off, polls showed Friday, amid a strong public backlash against the murder of a journalist probing high-level corruption.

Govt critic on track to become Slovakia's first woman president

Bratislava - Government critic Zuzana Caputova secured a huge first-round win over the ruling party candidate in Slovakia's weekend election, putting her one step closer to becoming the country's first female president.

Govt critic to face ruling party candidate in Slovak run-off

Bratislava - Vocal government critic Zuzana Caputova clinched pole position in round one of Slovakia's weekend presidential election, according to near complete results of the first ballot since an investigative journalist's murder dealt a blow to the political est...

Slovak entrepreneur charged with ordering journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovak prosecutors said Thursday they had charged an entrepreneur with ordering the murder of an investigative journalist whose killing during a corruption probe triggered mass protests and toppled the country's prime minister.
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