Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico's government moved closer to collapse yesterday (12 March) after his junior coalition partner called for early elections amid a political crisis sparked by the killing of journalist.
Following the biggest street protests in decades, Slovakia's long-serving Prime Minister Robert Fico faces a deadline today (12 March) to ditch his closest ally or risk breaking apart his coalition government.
Slovak police yesterday (1 March) detained several Italian businessmen named by murdered journalist Ján Kuciak in an explosive report on alleged high-level corruption linked to the Italian mafia, as his killing sparked fresh demonstrations in the EU state.
The European Union's tug of war over how to share out the burden of caring for asylum-seekers is not over, Slovakia's interior minister said on Friday (9 December) after six months of trying unsuccessfully to bridge differences between member states.
European Union interior ministers were at odds today (18 November) over how to handle immigration, with heated discussions between states who want more burden sharing and those who oppose any kind of obligatory relocation.
Last year, Eastern European member states admitted less than half the number of refugees than Germany took in, despite the 11 countries having a combined population that eclipses that of the Bundesrepublik. EURACTIV Germany reports.
European Union members were on collision course on Monday (14 September) over proposals to distribute refugees across the continent, a plan backed by safe-haven Germany, but resisted by several ex-Communist states in the east.