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Russia 'more dangerous than IS' says Poland foreign minister

Bratislava - Russia is more dangerous than the Islamic State group, Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told reporters Friday during a visit to Slovakia.

Roma face uncertain future amid Slovakia's nationalist surge

Kosice - His mouth open wide, four-year-old Milos is intent on managing a plate of fish and potatoes using adult-sized cutlery -- a meal all too rare for the many Roma children living in squalor in Slovakia.

Slovakia's Fico seals coalition deal for third term

Bratislava - Leftist Premier Robert Fico sealed a coalition deal with three rightwing and centrist parties Wednesday, handing his party a third term in office and averting the risk of an early election ahead of Slovakia's EU presidency.

Slovakia's Fico inches closer to clinching third term as PM

Bratislava - Slovakia's leftist Premier Robert Fico inched closer to forging a governing coalition Monday, after marathon talks with three right-wing and centrist parties resulted in a "complete proposal of programme priorities" and further negotiations.

Slovakia's Fico step closer to securing third term as PM

Bratislava - Slovakia's leftist Premier Robert Fico came a step closer to securing a governing coalition Saturday, after a right-wing party that emerged as kingmaker from last weekend's general election vowed its support.

Slovak far-right makes poll gains on fear of migrants

Bratislava - A Slovak extreme right nationalist party made spectacular gains in weekend elections thanks to anti-migrant sentiment in the EU member state and Prime Minister Robert Fico's decision to tap into it on the campaign trail, analysts say.

Slovakia's leftist PM tasked with forming new government

Bratislava - Slovakia's president said Monday he will ask leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico, who won weekend elections but lost his parliamentary majority, to try to form a coalition government.

Slovakia's Fico loses majority amid extreme right gains

Bratislava - Slovakia's leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico said Sunday he would begin difficult coalition talks after winning elections on an anti-refugee platform but losing his parliamentary majority.

Slovakia's Fico eyes victory in boon to EU's anti-refugee east

Bratislava - Slovaks voted in a general election Saturday forecast to hand firebrand leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico a third term on the back of a staunchly anti-refugee platform.

Czech, Slovak PMs the latest to slam Greece on migrant crisis

Bratislava - The Czech Republic and Slovakia on Tuesday criticised Greece's handling of the migrant crisis and urged the fellow EU member to tighten its borders with Bulgaria and Macedonia to staunch the influx of people.

Slovakia files court challenge to EU migrant quotas: PM 

Bratislava - Slovakia said Wednesday it had mounted a legal challenge to the EU's plan to distribute 160,000 asylum-seekers among member states under a quota system.

Slovakia to file lawsuit over EU migrant quotas by mid-December

Bratislava - Slovakia will launch legal action by next month against an EU quota plan to distribute 160,000 refugees and migrants across the bloc, a justice ministry spokeswoman told AFP Tuesday.

UN chief regrets 'root causes' of refugee crisis were unaddressed

Bratislava - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday more should have been done to tackle the "root causes" of the worst refugee and migrant crisis since World War II.

Slovakia to dispute EU migrant quotas in court: PM

Bratislava - Slovakia's leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico said Wednesday his country would take legal action to dispute mandatory quotas adopted by the European Union to relocate 120,000 refugees amid an unprecedented migrant crisis.

Slovakia to oppose quotas at EU meeting: PM

Bratislava - Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said his government will oppose EU plans for compulsory migrant quotas at an emergency meeting in Brussels on Monday."If quotas are approved, we will take a substantial and clear position.

Ukraine PM calls second Russia-Germany pipeline 'anti-European'

Bratislava - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday criticised as "anti-Ukrainian and anti-European" a deal between Russia's energy giant Gazprom and several Western firms to build a second gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

Fear, ignorance fuel eastern Europe's unease over refugees

Gabcikovo - A potent mix of fear, ignorance and Islamophobia is fuelling widespread opposition in eastern Europe to taking in refugees despite EU pressure for a new quota system.

Slovak PM says will not 'bow' to Germany, France on migrants

Bratislava - Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday said Slovakia should not bow to pressure from Germany or France, maintaining his opposition to mandatory migrant quotas as the EU unveiled plans to force the bloc to share 160,000 refugees.

Slovakia to grant asylum to only 200 Christian Syrians

Bratislava - Slovakia's interior ministry said Thursday the EU member would grant asylum to only 200 Christian Syrians, as the European Union struggles to cope with a huge influx of refugees and migrants.

Seven die in Slovak mid-air plane collision

Bratislava - Seven people died Thursday morning when two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in mid-air in western Slovakia, the interior ministry said.
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