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Slovak police free all suspects held after journalist murder

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:22 PM

In Italy, prosecutors have suggested that the 'Ndrangheta may have been behind the killing of Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova

FUNERAL. A cross stands on the grave of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak, who was slain as he was about to publish an explosive report on alleged high-level corruption linked to the Italian mafia, prior to his funeral at a cemetery in Stiavnik, Slovakia, on March 3, 2018. Photo by Vladimir Simicek/AFP

EU, Canada sign delayed trade deal

Oct 30, 2016 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED The deal removes 99 of customs duties between the two sides linking the single EU market with the world s 10th largest economy

(LtoR) European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pose after the joint press conference and the signing of the CETA trade deal during the EU-Canada summit meeting , on October 30, 2016 at the European Union headquarters in Brussels.  After a chaotic drama in which a small Belgian region threatened to sink a giant trade deal seven years in the making, the European Union and Canada will finally sign on the dotted line on October 30. Justin Trudeau agreed at the last minute to fly to Brussels to ink the landmark pact known as CETA at a summit with European Union President Donald Tusk and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker.  / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS

Merkel warns Brexit would deprive UK of EU gains

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:33 PM

Careful not to be seen as meddling Merkel reiterates that nevertheless it is the decision of the citizens of Great Britain whether to stay in the bloc or leave when they vote in next Thursday s referendum

A BREXIT WARNING. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico (L) arrive for a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany, June 16, 2016. Photo by Joerg Carstensen/EPA

Slovakia's Fico loses majority amid extreme right gains

Mar 06, 2016 - 8:56 AM

UPDATED Robert Fico who ran and won on an anti refugee platform no longer has parliamentary majority

Slovakia Prime Minister and Chairman of the SMER party Robert Fico speaks at the SMER Party election campaign rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, March 2, 2016. Jakub Gavlak/EPA

Slovakia's Fico set for victory in EU's anti-refugee east

Mar 05, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The leftist populist Robert Fico is using anti Muslim and anti refugee rhetoric to clinch a win in Slovakia s general elections

VICTORY. Chairman of the Slovak Smer-Social Democracy party Robert Fico is close to winning in Slovakia's general elections, but may divide the country with his rhetoric. Photo by Samuel Kubani/AFP

Eastern European countries reject migrant quotas

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED The UN s refugee agency welcomes the EU plan to distribute refugees but says more is needed to relieve pressure on frontline states

REFUGEES FLEE CONFLICT. Migrants, mainly from Syria and Iraq, seen walking at the E45 freeway near Kliplev, Denmark, September 9, 2015. Photo by Benjamin Nolte/EPA

EU divided as record wave of refugees stream into bloc

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:37 AM

The European Union is bitterly divided over how to cope with the biggest migrant crisis since World War II with some countries on the bloc s borders hardening their stance while others in Western Europe have opened their doors

PM in pole position as Slovaks vote for president

Mar 16, 2014 - 12:50 AM

Slovaks vote in the first round of a Presidential election that PM Fico is expected to win igniting concern that his leftist Social Democrats could monopolize power in the eurozone country

VOTE. Slovaks vote in the 1st round of a presidential election that PM Robert Fico is poised to win, amid concerns that his leftist Social Democrats could monopolize power in the eurozone country. Photo by Samuel Kubani/AFP