Slovakia News

Central European leaders to call for EU action against food "double standards"

Feb 23 Leaders of four central European countries will meet next week to urge the EU to act against food companies which put inferior ingredients in branded products destined for sale in poorer member states. The special summit will "call on the Commission to take legislative measures that would ban such practice ... that humiliates people and creates two categories of people," Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico told a news conference on Thursday.

Published: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
(Slovakia News)
VOA: 75 years of station many Czechs tuned into across Iron Curtain

Many looking for an alternative to state-controlled media in communist
Czechoslovakia tuned into to Voice of America, which was founded 75 years
ago this month. Over the decades a number of well-known Czechoslovak
exiles spoke to the nation via the US-funded radio station’s broadcasts.

Published: 
Friday, February 24, 2017
(Slovakia News)
VIDEO: Polish supermarket Tradycja opens up in Hanley

Polish for 'tradition' - has opened its doors in the city centre where a special launch event took place yesterday to welcome shoppers to the store. The business, based on Clough Street East close to the Tesco supermarket, is the brainchild of husband and wife PrzenmyA aw and Anna Slowik, who moved to England from Poland.

Published: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Woman accused of filming herself urinating on Koran before burning it faces six years in jail

The woman was identified as Sheila Szmerekova, 24, from the central Slovakian city of Ruzomberok after the video sparked outrage on social media. A woman who allegedly filmed herself urinating on the Koran before burning it and declaring war on Muslim 'parasites' faces six years in jail.

Published: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Slovak PM Robert Fico survives no confidence vote

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Published: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Matěj Mináč to receive Raoul Wallenberg award for his films about Nicholas Winton

Slovak Director Matěj Mináč, along with producer Patrik Pašš, are set
to receive the Raoul Wallenberg Award for keeping alive the memory of Sir
Nicholas Winton, the British man who helped to save 669 mostly Jewish
Czechoslovak children from the Holocaust. The award is bestowed by the
Raoul Wallenberg…

Published: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
(Slovakia News)
UK village to finally get monument to Anthropoid heroes

Prior to being dropped in Nazi-controlled Bohemia to carry out the
assassination of German governor Reinhard Heydrich, the Czechoslovak
parachutists Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš were based in the English
village of Ightfield, where they befriended the local Ellison family. Now
– 75 years after their daring mission – the pair are set to get a
monument there. The man behind the campaign to honour them in this way is
Englishman John Martin, the author of a book on Operation Anthropoid.

Published: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Fuelled by Olympic momentum, young Hungarian group aims for parliament

Organising their campaign from a decrepit basement, a group of young professionals and students have collected a quarter of a million signatures in a month to press for a referendum that could force Budapest to abandon its 2024 Olympic bid. Their Momentum movement has burst on to Hungary's political scene to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government and opposition parties a year before elections in 2018.

Published: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
(Slovakia News)