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EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Political novice tycoon wins Slovak presidential election

Bratislava - Andrej Kiska has been elected president of Slovakia in a runoff vote against the Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, The surprise win by Kiska prevented Fico from obtaining even more power as his party controls parliament and he is prime minister.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Philanthropist elected first Slovak president since independence

Bratislava - Political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska emerged out of nowhere to win a landslide in a presidential run-off, preventing veteran leftist Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico from tightening his grip on power.
In the Media by Tatiana Jancarikova (AFP)

Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency

Bratislava - Slovaks return to the polls on Saturday to choose their president in a fractious and tight run-off between Prime Minister Robert Fico and political newcomer and philanthropist, Andrej Kiska.
In the Media by AFP

ECB ready to fight deflation with 'nonstandard measures'

Bratislava - The European Central Bank is prepared to combat deflationary risks threatening the recovery in the eurozone, Slovak central bank chief and ECB Governing Council member Josef Makuch said Tuesday."
In the Media by AFP

Slovak PM and philanthropist in duel for presidency

Bratislava - Prime Minister Robert Fico and millionaire-philanthropist Andrej Kiska will face off March 29 in round two of Slovakia's presidential election after topping Saturday's duel focused on a power grab by Fico's leftists.Fico, a popular ex-communist, scored...
In the Media by Tatiana Jancarikova (AFP)

Slovak PM and philanthropist to vie for presidency

Bratislava - Prime Minister Robert Fico and millionaire-philanthropist Andrej Kiska will face off on March 29, in the second round of Slovakia's presidential election after clinching the top two spots in voting on Saturday.Fico scored 28 percent of the vote in roun...
In the Media by Tatiana Jancarikova (AFP)

Slovaks vote for president, with PM in power play

Bratislava - Slovaks head to the polls on Saturday for round one of a presidential election that Prime Minister Robert Fico is poised to win, sparking concern his leftist Social Democrats could monopolise power in the eurozone country.A victory for the ex-communist...
In the Media by Tatiana Jancarikova (AFP)

Slovakia suspends plan to nationalise health insurers

Bratislava - Slovakia's government on Wednesday suspended its plan to create a single state-owned health insurer and potentially nationalise the EU member's two private insurers."The healthcare ministry will not take further steps toward the introduction of a singl...
In the Media by AFP

Rise of far-right sparks fear amid Slovak Roma

Brezno - Five little Roma boys braving the February chill in just T-shirts kick around a football in front of a ramshackle building in Brezno, central Slovakia, as their worried parents look on.Dasa Bucekova, a 40-year old mother of two, has had trouble sleepin...
In the Media by Tatiana Jancarikova (AFP)

Flying car spreads its wings in Slovakia

Bratislava - Mankind's primordial dream of flight is taking off with a new twist as a Slovak prototype of a flying car spreads its wings.
In the Media by Tatiana Jancarikova (AFP) - 2 comments

Slovak auto sector posts record output in 2013

Bratislava - Slovakia's auto sector posted record output of 980,000 vehicles in 2013 despite gloom in the European Union, its key export market, the industry said on Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

45 arrests made during international arms traffic sweep in France

Nearly 300 officers contributed to an international arms traffic sweep in France. 45 international traffickers were arrested on Monday, according to police.
In the Media by Natty Walker

European Central Bank interest rate reduction from .50% to .25%

The European Central Bank cuts interest rate from 0.50 percent to 0.25 percent. The historically low rate shows E.C.B.’s intentions to save the Euro but may have quickened the abolishment the Euro instead.
In the Media by Eric Deville

Eastern Europe leading tourism growth in the EU

Bratislava - Europe remains one of the favourite destinations for tourists the world over, but the centre of gravity is beginning to shift further east.
In the Media by Matthew Turner

Simon Wiesenthal Center's most wanted Nazi dies, aged 98

Budapest - Laszlo Csatary died Aug. 10, at the age of 98. He was regarded by the Jewish human rights organization, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, as the world’s most wanted Nazi war criminal still at large.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

Snowden disclosures: EU votes for in-depth inquiry on NSA spying

Strasbourg - The European Parliament adopted a resolution, Thursday July 4, giving the go-ahead for the Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the US surveillance programs.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Eco-sex activists 'F*ck for Forest' use porn to save the earth

A group of 'eco-sex activists' is making and selling online access to amateur 'ecoporn' to raise money for and awareness of the earth's endangered rain forests.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

Food: EU to relax rules on animal protein in animal feed

Lost amongst the Europe-wide furore concerning the discovery of horsemeat in processed foods, on February 14 the European Union quietly announced a partial lifting of the ban on animal proteins in feedstuffs.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments
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