Thousands of Slovaks protest against corruption

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Slovakia in protest against alleged corruption in Prime Minister Robert Fico’s government, calling for the resignation of a number of officials. The protesters are demanding the resignation of Interior Minister Robert Kalinak for purported deals with a controversial businessman, and police chief Tibor Gaspar and other […]

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Slovakia adopts law barring Islam from becoming state religion

Participants hold flags and a banner during an anti-refugee rally organized by an initiative called “Stop Islamization of Europe” in Bratislava, Slovakia, September 12, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Slovakia has adopted a law, which effectively prevents Islam from becoming an official state religion in the country amid surging anti-Muslim sentiments across Europe. The legislation, which […]

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Slovakia

Slovakia, landlocked republic in central Europe, bounded on the northwest by the Czech Republic, on the north by Poland, on the east by Ukraine, on the south by Hungary, and on the southwest by Austria. Bratislava is its capital and largest city. Slovakia existed as part of Hungary from the beginning of the 10th century until 1918, when it united […]

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