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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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. 

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The regional elections in Slovakia on 4 November were a success for the coalition of centre-right opposition parties.

OSW Report | | Andrzej Sadecki, Tadeusz Iwański, Jakub Groszkowski

The Ukrainian-Russian war has prompted Bratislava, Prague and Budapest to take a new look at their eastern neighbourhood. Cooperation with Ukraine is gaining momentum, although relations with Russia are still the top priority for the…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 20th–25th June a strike was held in the Bratislava plant of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen which paralysed the work in the factory.