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.
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.
Slovakia holds referendum to enable snap electionJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia held a nationwide referendum Saturday on amending the country’s constitution to make possible an early election.
President Zuzana Caputova’s decided on the ballot last year after three opposition parties gathered over 380,000 signatures supporting the move.
Slovak leader sets framework for snap vote after govt fallsDecember 16, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president formally dismissed the country’s government on Friday, a day after it lost a no-confidence vote in Parliament, and set the framework for holding an early election by mid-2023.
Slovak government falls after losing no-confidence voteDecember 15, 2022 GMT
PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia’s coalition government fell Thursday after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament called by the opposition following months of political crisis, in a development that could lead to an early election.
Thousands rally in Bratislava to honor 2 gay men shot deadOctober 14, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president joined a rally of thousands on Friday to honor two gay men who were shot dead in the capital earlier this week and demonstrate support for the LGBTQ community.
Suspect in killing of 2 in Slovakia’s capital found deadOctober 13, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s police said Thursday they found the body of a suspect who allegedly fatally shot two people the previous day in the capital in what some officials are suggesting was a hate crime.
Thousands protest Slovak government, demand early electionSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in the Slovak capital on Tuesday to protest the government amid soaring energy prices and to demand an early election.
The protest was organized by the opposition leftist Smer-Social Democracy party of former populist Prime Minister Robert Fico and included supporters of other groups, including the far right.
Slovakia has new ministers after party leaves coalitionSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president on Tuesday swore in new ministers who replaced their predecessors from a junior coalition partner that withdrew from the governing four-party coalition, leaving Prime Minister Eduard Heger without a parliamentary majority.
Slovak government loses its majority after partner withdrawsSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s political crisis has deepened after a junior partner completed its withdrawal from the governing four-party coalition, leaving Prime Minister Eduard Heger without a parliamentary majority.
Slovakia approves defense military treaty with USFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s parliament and president on Wednesday approved a defense military treaty with the United States.
The Defense Cooperation Agreement passed 79-60 in the 150-seat legislature in a vote split between lawmakers from the four-party ruling coalition and the opposition.
Slovakia proposes lockdown amid record infection surgeNovember 23, 2021 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s leaders have proposed a national lockdown as hospitals across the European Union country are hitting their limits amid a record surge of coronavirus infections.
Slovakia’s top court dismisses referendum on early electionJuly 7, 2021 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s top court ruled Wednesday that a nationwide referendum cannot be held on whether to call an early parliamentary election.
President Zuzana Caputova had asked the Constitutional Court to rule on the matter after over 585,000 Slovak citizens signed petitions calling for the snap vote, which the political opposition proposed over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Slovakia backs pension cuts for former communist officialsJune 23, 2021 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday that reduces pensions paid to members of the former communist regime.
Prime Minister Eduard Heger said the aim of the law was to correct “a terrible contrast” between the unjustifiably high pensions received by those who persecuted people, and the low pensions of those who were persecuted.
Slovakia’s new government wins mandatory confidence voteMay 4, 2021 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The new Slovakian government formed after a secret deal to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine triggered a political crisis won a mandatory confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday...
New Slovak govt sworn in to end crisis over Russian vaccineApril 1, 2021 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president on Thursday swore in a new coalition government to end a political crisis triggered by a secret deal to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine...
Slovakia sees virus deaths soar, blames variant found in UKFebruary 16, 2021 GMT
PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia has become the nation with most COVID-19 deaths by size of population in the world amid a surge of cases from a highly contagious coronavirus variant...
Central Europe presidents mark 30 years of Visegrad GroupFebruary 9, 2021 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The presidents of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia gathered in northern Poland on Tuesday for two days of debates to mark the 30th anniversary of the Visegrad Group, an informal body of political and economic cooperation in the region...