13 hrs ago
Smer deputies elect Ciznar to top prosecutor job
AFTER a more than two-year-long tug-of-war over one of the most powerful posts in the country, in a Smer-orchestrated secret ballot, JaromA r A iA3 4nA r, a former law-school classmate of Prime Minister Robert Fico, was elected to become Slovakia's candidate for the general prosecutor on June 18. The opposition parties did not attend the vote in ... (more)
17 hrs ago
Hungary charges Nazi police chief suspect Laszlo Csatary with war crimes
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18 hrs ago
Adriatic Mototours Update: Part One-Loose in the East
I am currently starting Day 5 of a 14-day Czech-Hungary tour with Adriatic Mototours.
21 hrs ago
Police identify man who drowned in Danube during floods
The police have informed that the body of the young man who was fished out of the Gabcikovo dam on Sunday, June 16 evening, is Patrik R., aged 24, who was reported missing since June 9. Trnava Regional Police spokesperson Martina Kredatusova told the SITA newswire that Patrik R. is probably the person who was seen jumping into the Danube River from ... (more)
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Best's Briefing: Early Flooding Analysis Shows European Insurers Well Positioned
A.M. Best Co. has been analysing the impact of the heavy rain and subsequent flooding throughout Central Europe.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
ECHR rejects challenges to Slovakia's citizenship law
OVER THE past three years Slovakia and Hungary have not been able to resolve a dispute over citizenship rights that, along with other issues, has been causing political as well as practical problems in the two countries' relationship.
[Locked] Flood risk subsides as water levels fall
AT THE beginning of June the south-west of Slovakia had to face its biggest flood risk since 2002.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
All About Jazz
PERFORMANCE/TOUR: The Grandmothers of Invention Featuring Legendary...
Los Angeles, CA - Having just completed a month long European tour of performances in the CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA, AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HOLLAND, SWITZERLAND, the GrandMothers Of Invention, featuring legendary Frank Zappa Alumni Napoleon Murphy Brock and special guest artist Don Preston, once again will tour America.
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At left, the statue of St. Stephen, Hungaryi 1 2s first king, stands guard in front of Gellert Bath on the Buda bank of the Danube.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
New bridge opening on River Danube
A long-awaited new road and railway bridge across the River Danube is opening with great ceremony between Vidin, Bulgaria, and Calafat, Romania.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Slovakia will voice agreement to Romania joining Schengen area
Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his Slovakian counterpart Robert Fico pleaded, on Tuesday, in a joint press conference in Bratislava, for strengthening the economic relations, and agreed to organize a business forum to which investors interested in particular in the fields of agriculture and industry will be invited.
Richter reportedly suffered spinal injury in car crash
Labour Minister Jan Richter, whose official limousine crashed on June 11 near Galanta, reportedly injured his lumbar spine.
Yuri Dojc exhibits in Kosice synagogue
KOA ICE, the city that has become the 2013 European Capital of Culture , was known for its multiculturalism and wide range of ethnic, social and cultural influences for centuries.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Deadly floods bear down on Germany
Berlin - Deadly floods forging a path of devastation through central Europe for more than a week bore down on northern Germany on Tuesday as troops raced to bolster sodden dykes.
State of emergency called off in Bratislava, shipping on the Danube not to resume soon
The state of emergency in Bratislava that was introduced due to the flooding on the Danube River on Tuesday was called off on Monday, June 10 at 14:00, Mayor of Bratislava Milan Ftacnik said.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
European flooding: Budapest defenses hold, more evacuations in Germany
Record flooding in Germany and Hungary forced more residents from their homes over the weekend, but the Hungarian capital of Budapest survived the worst of the flooding without major damage.
Situation along Danube stabilises as water level decreases
After the flood wave struck the south of Slovakia over the weekend, the situation has gradually begun to stabilise.
31,000 evacuated in Germany after dam on River Elbe breaks, as...
Germany evacuates 31,000 after dam on River Elbe breaks, as thousands of Hungarians help army lay a million sandbags as swollen Danube hits Budapest Tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes as the River Elbe burst through a dam and flooded parts of eastern Germany.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
[Locked] Restoring Banska Stiavnica's calvary
IN 2007, the baroque calvary in Banska Stiavnica was put on a list of the 100 most endangered monuments in the world.
Supporting the fight against corruption
CORRUPTION remains a serious problem in Slovakia, and according to the latest survey carried out by Ernst & Young, the country is perceived as one of the most corrupt in the European Union.