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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
By Markus Salzmann, November 27, 2009
Recent reports indicate that the economies of many central and eastern European states are headed for new shocks.
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.