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 (...)

A woman kneels by a memorial on the first anniversary of the murder of the investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia in February. Photograph: David W. Cerny/Reuters/File

The trial of four people charged over the murder of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend is due to start on Thursday, as shockwaves from th(...)

Demonstrators take part in a protest rally marking the first anniversary of the murder of Jan Kuciak Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia.  File photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Slovak demonstrators returned to the streets on Friday to protest against their government’s alleged failure to combat corruption and sever links betw(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

Candles  placed during a march in memory of murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, in front of the Slovak government building in Bratislava on February 28th last year. Photograph: Matej Kalina/EPA

A man charged with the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak has confessed to shooting him, Slovak independent public television RTVS s(...)