Slovak President asks court to quash Europe’s longest pre-election poll blackout

By |december 6th, 2019|Jan Kuciak, News, scandals, Slovak elections, Slovakia, Smer, Zuzana Caputova|

Slovakia's president asked the Constitutional Court on Thursday (5 December) to strike down a lengthy ban on publishing opinion polls ahead of elections in February, a restriction seen by most opposition parties as an attempt to sideline political newc...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Slovak President asks court to quash Europe’s longest pre-election poll blackout

Cash for clean air: Between unbankable projects and unpopular measures

By |december 2nd, 2019|clean air, News, Slovakia|

EU cohesion funding for environmental measures has not been spent as planned and EU member states are reluctant to apply the “no environmental harm” principle. EURACTIV Slovakia reports. “If you think the economy is more important than environment, try holding...

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Implementing clean air rules the eternal problem, as EU countries told to raise game

By |november 28th, 2019|air quality, Frans Timmermans, News, Peter Pellegrini, Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova|

Industry, agriculture and transport were asked to decrease air pollution at a high-level EU forum in Slovakia on clean air but the responsible ministers and new Commissioners were absent from the Bratislava event.

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Babis voices regret for Czech communist past at Velvet Revolution anniversary

By |november 18th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, News, Slovakia|

The Czech Republic's billionaire prime minister expressed regret over his communist past on Sunday (17 November) while Slovakia's liberal president hailed the sacrifices communist-era dissidents made for democracy as their nations celebrated 30 years s...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Babis voices regret for Czech communist past at Velvet Revolution anniversary

Media-shy Czech mogul buys TV empire spanning in 5 EU countries

By |oktober 29th, 2019|Bulgaria, Czech Republic, media freedom, News, oligarchs, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia|

The PPF investment group owned by Petr Kellner, who keeps a low profile despite being the Czech Republic's wealthiest man, said Monday (28 October) it had sealed a deal for the CME media group running 30 TV stations in five Central European states.

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Slovak parliament bans opinion polls 50 days before elections

By |oktober 29th, 2019|News, Peter Pellegrini, Robert Fico, Slovak elections, Slovakia, Smer|

Slovakia's ruling leftist Smer party pushed a bill through parliament on Monday (28 October) extending a ban on opinion polls to 50 days before elections, one of the longest periods in the world.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Slovak parliament bans opinion polls 50 days before elections

MEP Novakov: EU Cohesion policy needs a tough lady like Elisa Ferreira to defend it

By |oktober 28th, 2019|Brexit, Bulgaria, cohesion policy, Elisa Ferreira, EU budget 2021-2027, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, own resources, rule of law, Slovakia|

Rule of law should be a matter of respect everywhere, not only in the Cohesion Policy. But ordinary beneficiaries should not be held responsible for the action of the whole country infringing common EU standards, MEP Andrey Novakov told EURACTIV Slovak...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za MEP Novakov: EU Cohesion policy needs a tough lady like Elisa Ferreira to defend it

Why it makes sense to adopt new own resources for the EU budget

By |oktober 17th, 2019|carbon tax, EU budget, EU budget 2021-2027, MFF, News, own resources, plastic tax, Slovakia, Von der Leyen Commission|

The European Union is forgetting the revenue side of the EU budget to pursue its policies. The new own resources can provide a link to an EU policy, increase ownership, and shape behaviour of citizens, businesses and governments, write a group of Slova...

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Tens of thousands march for ban on abortions in Slovakia

By |september 23rd, 2019|Anti-Abortion, Catholic church, homophobia, News, Slovakia, SMER-SD|

Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia's capital on Sunday (22 September) calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country.

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Slovak PM Pellegrini seen surviving no-confidence vote

By |september 17th, 2019|News, no confidence motion, Peter Pellegrini, Slovakia|

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini should easily defeat a no-confidence vote on Tuesday (17 September), but his government is being increasingly damaged by revelations about the reach of the main suspect in the 2018 murder of a journalist into stat...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Slovak PM Pellegrini seen surviving no-confidence vote