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Slovak premier prepares austerity agenda

By Markus Salzmann, May 24, 2012

Social Democratic Prime Minister Robert Fico has made a sharp reduction in Slovakia’s budget deficit the central goal of his new government.

Ruling parties routed in Slovakian elections

By Markus Salzmann, March 15, 2012

The social democratic Smer-SD has emerged as the clear winner in the Slovak parliamentary elections held last Saturday.

Slovakia: Mass poverty, corruption on the eve of parliamentary elections

By Markus Salzmann, March 9, 2012

The current election campaign is dominated by a huge corruption scandal in which virtually all of the government and opposition parties are involved.

Slovak government collapses

By Markus Salzmann, October 20, 2011

Last week Slovakia was the last of the 17 euro-zone countries to vote on the expansion of the European rescue fund (EFSF).

Roma family gunned down in Slovakia

By Stefan Steinberg, September 3, 2010

The recent shooting of a Roma family in Slovakia is a product of the racial prejudice sanctioned by the Slovak state.

Slovakia: new right-wing government announces austerity program

By Markus Salzmann, July 3, 2010

The new government of Slovakia has announced a savage austerity program that amounts to a declaration of war on the population.

Thousands of Slovenian students protest attacks on their conditions

By Alexander Fangmann, May 22, 2010

Thousands of Slovenian students took to the streets of Ljubljana Wednesday to protest the introduction of a bill in parliament that both limits their ability to work during their studies and places a maximum wage on their earnings.

Deepening economic crisis in eastern Europe

By Markus Salzmann, November 27, 2009

Recent reports indicate that the economies of many central and eastern European states are headed for new shocks.

Eastern European economies face bankruptcy

By Niall Green, October 23, 2008

The economies of central and eastern Europe are being rocked by the crisis of world capitalism, compounded by the corrupt and pro-big business policies of their local elites.