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Igor Matovic, leader of the Olano party, is a  millionaire former media owner.   Photograph: EPA/Martin  Divisek

Slovak opposition parties are holding talks to form a coalition government after beating the ruling Smer party in parliamentary elections dominated by(...)

Igor Matovic, leader of anti-graft political movement Olano, with supporters during a campaign meeting ahead of the country’s parliamentary election. Photograph:  Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images

Slovakia’s parliamentary election on Saturday is set to be a battle between left- and right-leaning populists, as ruling party Smer tries to fend off (...)

An election poster of Slovakian prime minister and election leader of the Social Democracy (Smer) party Peter Pellegrini: may win by  a narrow margin, fuelling speculation it could join forces with followers of ultra-nationalist Marian Kotleba. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Slovakia stands at a political crossroads ahead of Saturday’s parliamentary election, and its beleaguered Roma minority is being urged to mobilise to (...)

PSD leader Liviu Dragnea speaks during a press conference in Bucharest on Sunday after the closure of polling stations for the Europan parliament elections. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Romanians have delivered a rebuke to their ruling Social Democrats (PSD) by strongly backing opposition parties in the European elections and voting i(...)

A protest rally marks the first anniversary of the murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia, February 21st, 2019. Photograph: David W Cerny

Slovak police have charged a man with ordering the murder last year of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, marking a major breakthrough in a case tha(...)

Newly appointed Slovak interior minister Denisa Sakova: said after being sworn in that she “will try to restore public trust in police that is currently missing”. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia’s president Andrej Kiska and anti-government protesters have criticised the appointment of a ruling party insider as interior minister, amid(...)

Slovak prime minister Robert Fico has accused his critics of trying to oust him in a “coup”. Photograph: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

Slovak prime minister Robert Fico is fighting to save his government after one party vowed to leave the ruling coalition unless he called snap electi(...)

Slovakia’s prime minister  Robert Fico (left) and interior minister Robert Kalinak arrive at the headquarters of their party, Smer, in Bratislava on Saturday. Photograph: Samuel Kubani/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia’s president said he would ask prime minister Robert Fico to try to form a new government after Mr Fico’s leftist Smer party won the most vote(...)