BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s President Zuzana Caputova swore in on Monday a government of technocrats to lead the country to snap elections in September amid a political crisis.
Ludovit Odor, the the former deputy governor of the central bank and a respected economist, will head the 15-member Cabinet.
EU investigates after 3 countries ban Ukraine grain importsApril 17, 2023 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Slovakia became the third European Union country to ban food imports from Ukraine on Monday, deepening the challenge for the bloc as it works to help Ukraine transport its grain to world markets.
Slovakia gives Ukraine remaining 9 of 13 promised warplanesApril 17, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia has delivered the remaining nine of the 13 Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets that it promised to Ukraine, the Slovak Defense Ministry said on Monday.
The ministry said the warplanes were transported overland for security reasons in a “complicated logistics operation.” The first four were flown from Slovakia to Ukraine by Ukrainian pilots on March 23.
Slovakia’s central bank chief fined for bribery, faces trialApril 13, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The head of Slovakia's central bank, who is a member of the European Central Bank committee that decides monetary policy for 20 countries, was convicted Thursday of bribery and fined 100,000 euros ($110,000).
Slovakia delivers first 4 Soviet-era MiG-29 jets to UkraineMarch 23, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The first four of 13 Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets that Slovakia decided to give Ukraine have been safely handed over to the Ukrainian air force, the Slovak Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
Slovakia, after Poland, agrees to give Ukraine Soviet jetsMarch 17, 2023 GMT
PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia’s government on Friday approved a plan to give Ukraine its fleet of 13 Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, becoming the second NATO member country to heed the Ukrainian government's pleas for warplanes to help defend against Russia's invasion.
Slovakia’s prime minister forms new party before early voteMarch 7, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Prime Minister Eduard Heger said Tuesday that he was creating a new centrist political party before Slovakia's early election in September.
Slovakia basks under NATO umbrella, sends Ukraine old armsMarch 1, 2023 GMT
LEST, Slovakia (AP) — Former Soviet satellite Slovakia has been a NATO member since 2004, but the reality of belonging to the world’s biggest military alliance really kicked in after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a year ago.
Slovakia’s parliament sets early election for Sept 30January 31, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's parliament on Tuesday approved Sept. 30 as the date for an early election in the country.
Ninety-two lawmakers in the 150-seat National Council — two more than needed — voted in favor of the move that came a week after lawmakers amended the country’s constitution to make it possible to hold early elections.
Slovakia parliament changes constitution to enable snap voteJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s parliament amended the country's constitution Wednesday to make it possible to hold early elections.
Ninety-two lawmakers voted in favor of an amendment that allows a snap vote if it is approved by a three-fifths majority in the 150-seat National Council of the Slovak Republic.
Slovak vote on early election not binding due to low turnoutJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A nationwide referendum in Slovakia on amending the country’s constitution to make possible an early election has failed to produce a legally binding result because the turnout was too low.
Slovak government faces parliamentary no confidence voteDecember 8, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Lawmakers in Slovakia began to debate a parliamentary no-confidence vote against the country's coalition government on Thursday in a move that could threaten Prime Minister Eduard Heger’s minority Cabinet.
Slovakia government apologizes for WWII anti-Jew lawsSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government apologized on Wednesday for World War II legislation that stripped the country’s Jews of their human and civil rights.
Marking the 80th anniversary of the “Jewish Code” adopted on Sept 9, 1941, the government said in a statement that it “feels a moral obligation today to publicly express sorrow over the crimes committed by the past regime.”