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Environmental activist elected as Slovakia's first female president

A liberal environmental activist has been elected as the first female president of Slovakia. Relative newcomer Zuzana Caputova had 58 percent of the vote with almost 95 percent of returns counted in Saturday's runoff election, topping European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, who had 42 per


Zuzana Čaputová, the spiritual liberal who beat Slovakia’s populists

Asked if there was a particular moment on the campaign trail when she realised she had a real chance of becoming Slovakia’s president, Zuzana Čaputová gave a faint smile. “I think that realisation is not going to come until I’ve actually started the job,” she said.


Cate Le Bon Reflects in Slovakia in ‘Home to You’ Video

Cate Le Bon released a video for her new single “Home to You.” With lines like “memories/outdoing memories,” the singer examines the meaning of home, reflecting over a charming, optimistic rhythm.


Caputova: Slovakia's president-elect offering alternative to populism

"Populism is not the only way to resolve frustrations, or crises or a loss of trust in politicians," says Zuzana Caputova. Rays of spring sunshine poured through the plate glass windows of a Bratislava café for her first TV interview with the international media since she was elected president of Sl


LAST MINUTE: Bratislava, Slovakia to Bologna, Italy for only €9 roundtrip

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Slovakia to boost defense spending faster than planned: PM

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia will boost defense spending to 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2022, achieving the NATO goal two years faster than planned, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said.


Wirecard, O2 Czech Republic Expand Partnership To Go After Slovakia

Wirecard, the digital financial technology company, announced Tuesday (April 16) it is expanding its partnership with O2 Czech Republic, the largest telecommunications player in the Czech market.


Aaron Ramsey out of Wales' opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia due to thigh injury... but David Brooks trains after battling ankle problem

Aaron Ramsey will miss Wales' opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday after failing to overcome a thigh injury. The Arsenal midfielder had linked up with his country this week and Ryan Giggs was hopeful of calling on him in Cardiff.


WTA roundup: Keys stops Stephens in Charleston

The stakes weren’t nearly as high, but Madison Keys finally got a win against Sloane Stephens, who beat her in the 2017 U.S. Open final. Keys, the eighth seed, emerged with a 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2 victory Friday over top-seeded Stephens in an all-American quarterfinal at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston


Outgoing president to create new political party in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Slovakia's outgoing president, Andrej Kiska, says he's planning to create a new political party once his term in office expires in June. Kiska, a successful businessman-turned-philanthropist, did not stand for a second five-year term in the largely ceremonial post. Liberal env


Out on a high: exploring Slovakia’s High Tatras

Slovakia’s most visually striking national park, the High Tatras, turns 70 in 2019, and it's high time you turned your head in the direction of this unique, upland adventure playground. The flurry of peaks and the ease with which you can be up among them – either spying many of the continent’s most


A young liberal is poised to win Slovakia’s presidency

ONE YEAR ago tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Slovakia’s cities. Shocked into action by the murder of Jan Kuciak, a young journalist probing links between ministers and organised crime, and his fiancée, they demanded an end to the corruption of their country’s elite. The prot


Jan Kuciak: Ex-soldier 'admits double murder' in Slovakia

An ex-soldier in Slovakia has confessed to the double murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée last year, Slovak media report. Miroslav Marcek and three others - all in custody - have been charged over the killings, which caused a huge outcry and political change in Slovakia.


Zuzana Caputova elected the President of Slovakia

BRATISLAVA, March 31. /TASS/. Zuzana Caputova, a 45-year-old lawyer from the western Slovakian town of Pezinok, was elected the president of Slovakia, becoming the first woman to be at the helm of the country, the State Election Commission announced after the presidential election on Saturday.


Slovakia and Ukraine Elections: The Earth Isn’t Really Moving!

Few people know or care about Slovakia, except those who live in it. When UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt went to Slovenia recently and referred to it as a “Soviet vassal state”, he demonstrated that even a foreign minister can’t tell the difference between Slovenia (which never was) and Slovakia (


James strikes to give Wales narrow win over Slovakia

Wales made a winning start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign as Daniel James scored his first international goal on his competitive debut to give them a 1-0 home win over Slovakia in Group E.


Did Slovakia just slow European populism’s momentum?

Central Europe has been overtaken by populist, authoritarian governments. But the victory last month of Zuzana Caputova, the first woman to be elected president of Slovakia, gave hope to pro-Western liberals in the region. The 45-year-old lawyer who has fought corruption for years decided to run onl


Caputova triumph not yet a victory for Slovak liberalism

As populist parties sweep into power across Europe, Slovakia takes a liberal turn by electing a leftist anti-corruption activist from outside the political establishment for president last month.


Slovakia Gets Its First Woman President!

Meet Slovakia’s first woman President who is also an Anti-Corruption Activist and Lawyer!. 45-year-old Zuzana Caputova got elected as Slovakia’s first woman President this Saturday. She bet her male opponent by gaining 58% of the votes.


Slovakia HICP Inflation At 6-Month High

(RTTNews) - Slovakia's EU measure of inflation rose to its highest level in six months in March, data from the Statistical Office Of the Slovak Republic showed on Wednesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in March, following a 2.3 percent increase in