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Analyses | | Konrad Popławski
On 27 May, the European Commission announced a recovery plan for the EU economy, the key element of which is the creation of the Next Generation EU fund, planned to amount to €750 billion. The basis for the proposal was the German-French…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
The government of Igor Matovič, which was sworn in on 21 March, adopted a draft agenda that was sent to the National Council the following day, at the last constitutionally acceptable date. Voting on a motion of confidence for the…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Mateusz Gniazdowski
The parliamentary elections in Slovakia held on 29 February were won by Igor Matovič’s grouping Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO). It received 25% of the vote, and will be the major force in the new government coalition…
Point of View | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski
Slovakia is going through a period of important social and economic changes. The murder of the investigative journalist Ján Kuciak in February 2018 activated a significant part of the public, which led to the largest anti-government…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The elections to the European Parliament have weakened the Christian Democrats (EPP) and Social Democrats (S&D) in Central Europe; but although they have won fewer seats than five years ago, they still have an advantage over the other…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
Zuzana Čaputová, the candidate backed by the opposition, won the presidential runoff in Slovakia on 30 March. She garnered over 58% of the vote, thus beating Maroš Šefčovič, who was supported by the governing party Smer-SD (and who…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski
The first round of presidential elections held in Slovakia on 16 March saw a clear victory for Zuzana Čaputová - a lawyer and vice-president of the liberal Progressive Slovakia party, winning 41% of the vote. In the second round (30 March…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
Since 17 February, only four judges have been members of Slovakia’s Constitutional Court; according to the constitution, there should be thirteen of them. This situation is a consequence of the failure of two votes held in parliament last…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
Elections to the councils of over 1,200 municipalities and cities coupled with elections of city mayors and chiefs of municipalities were held in Slovakia on 10 November. With voter turnout at 49%, high by Slovak standards, the best result…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski, Krzysztof Dębiec
The police found the dead bodies of Ján Kuciak, a 27-year-old investigative reporter, and his fiancée in their house near Trnava on 25 February.