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Slovakia seals its largest-ever arms deal

Bratislava - Slovakia will purchase 14 US-made F-16 war planes in the NATO member's largest-ever military purchase, the prime minister said Wednesday, dropping his earlier objection to the deal.

Hundreds protest detention of Greenpeace activists in Slovakia

Bratislava - Hundreds protested in Bratislava on Monday against the detention without bail of 12 Greenpeace activists who staged a protest at Slovakia's largest brown coal mine, a move that the EU country's president and premier have both criticised.

Slovak government clashes over largest-ever arms purchase

Bratislava - Slovakia's prime minister clashed with the defence ministry on Friday over a deal to acquire US-made F-16 war planes in what is slated as the NATO member's biggest military purchase.

Poorer EU states could spend more on post-Brexit budget: Slovak PM

Bratislava - Slovakia's prime minister said on Thursday that poorer EU members were willing to increase their contributions to the bloc's post-Brexit budget to keep development and agricultural spending at current levels.

Slovak activists in park bench protest over Hungary homeless law

Bratislava - Slovak activists on Thursday transformed segmented park benches in Bratislava into comfortable places to sleep in a silent protest against a law in EU neighbour Hungary criminalising homelessness."These segmented benches prevent people from lying down....

Bridges heal World War I wounds of Slovak-Hungarian city

- The bridges across the river Danube connecting Komarom in Hungary to Komarno in Slovakia are today the epitome of a borderless Europe -- but their appearance belies the tensions that stretch back a century, and which have only recently been calmed.

Macron accuses Hungarian, Polish leaders of 'lying' about EU

Bratislava - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday went from measured criticism against Hungary and Poland to anger, accusing their leaders "lying" to their people about the European Union.

Macron rejects calls to halt Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi

Bratislava - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off pressure to halt lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying such calls were "pure demagoguery".

Stopping Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi 'pure demagoguery', Macron says

Bratislava - Halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be "pure demagoguery", French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday.The sale of weapons "has nothing to do with Mr Khashoggi.

Belgian purchase of US jets 'against European interests': Macron

Bratislava - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday criticised Belgium's decision to buy US-made F-35 fighter jets instead of European planes, saying that "strategically it goes against European interests".

Suspect paid 70,000 euros for Slovak journalist murder: prosecutor

Bratislava - A female suspect paid tens of thousands of euros for the murder of a Slovak journalist whose death triggered mass protests and toppled a prime minister, a prosecutor said Monday.

Fourth person charged in Slovak journalist's murder

Bratislava - A 44-year-old woman was charged in the murder of a Slovak journalist, the prosecutor's office said Sunday in a case that sent thousands into the streets and toppled a prime minister."We can confirm that a woman identified as A. Z.

Slovak police detain suspects in journalist murder: lawyer

Bratislava - Slovak police detained several people suspected of involvement in the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, his family's lawyer said Thursday, months after the reporter's violent death and his exposure of alleged high-level corruption sent sho...

Slovakia denies 'intentional' involvement in Vietnam oil exec kidnapping

Bratislava - Slovakia on Friday denied it knowingly took part in the kidnapping last year of a Vietnamese oil executive from Berlin after media reports claimed a government plane was used in the abduction.

Slovak far-right leader charged with promoting extremism

Bratislava - Slovak prosecutors said on Friday that they had charged the leader of a far-right party that holds seats in parliament with promoting extremism after he handed out cheques for a figure allegedly known as a neo-Nazi symbol.

Pro-Putin bikers set up 'European branch' in Slovakia

Bratislava - The pro-Kremlin Night Wolves bikers have set up a "European branch" just northeast of the Slovak capital Bratislava, triggering concern in the EU and NATO member.

Slovak farmers on tractors join anti-government protesters

Bratislava - Slovak farmers on tractors joined thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital Bratislava on Friday, in the latest of a string of demonstrations triggered by the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak who exposed alleged high-level corruption.

Slovak president calls on govt to address protesting farmer demands

Bratislava - Slovakia's president on Wednesday called on the government to address the demands of farmers who drove their tractors into the capital to protest against irregularities in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak.

Slovak minister slams political 'interference' in public media

Bratislava - Slovakia's culture minister on Friday criticised what she termed political "interference" in public media, a day after 12 journalists quit RTVS public radio and TV, accusing its management of bowing to political pressure.

Company tied to Slovak president pays up taxes amid allegations

Bratislava - A company owned by relatives of liberal Slovak President Andrej Kiska filed 15 corrected tax returns, his spokesman confirmed on Wednesday, amid allegations by rivals that the self-made millionaire used it to breach spending rules during his 2014 campa...
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