Hockey: Mazanec signs with Slovan Bratislava in KHL

August 15, 2017

Hockey goalie Marek Mazanec, 26, is returning to Europe after signing with
Slovan Bratislava in the KHL. The player agreed to a one-year-deal. Four
years ago the Písek native, who had helped Plzeň clinch the Extraliga

Hungary earmarks funds to expand road to Bratislava

August 15, 2017

Hungaryʼs government has allocated gross HUF 26.7 billion for the expansion of a road connecting the M1 motorway with the Slovakian capital Bratislava, according to national news agency MTI.

Govt earmarks funds to expand road to Bratislava

August 15, 2017

Hungaryʼs government has allocated gross HUF 26.7 billion for the expansion of a road connecting the M1 motorway with Bratislava, according to national news agency MTI.

Darrell Huckaby: Central Europe post-Iron Curtain

August 11, 2017

I have spent the last two weeks behind the iron curtain - or, I should say in the area that was once firmly in the throes of the communist bloc - puppet regimes of the USSR - back before Ronald Reagan won the Cold War.

Slovakian PM Fico cancels key coalition meeting on health grounds

August 11, 2017

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico withdrew on health grounds from an important meeting on Friday aimed at stabilising his governing coalition, his office said.

Jubilant return of Czechoslovak RAF men commemorated 72 years on

August 14, 2017

A remembrance ceremony is being held in Prague on Monday early evening
marking the 72nd anniversary of the return of Czechoslovak aviators who
served with Britain’s RAF during WWII. Among those in attendance is set

Czech PEN club criticizes Babiš over his statements

August 13, 2017

The Czech centre on International PEN club criticized the statements of the
billionaire and ANO party leader Andrej Babiš who said his situation was
similar to that in the 1950s communist Czechoslovakia. The former finance

LN: Former officials get jobs at embassy in Bratislava

August 11, 2017

A number of former Czech senior officials, such as the wife of former president Vaclav Klaus, Livia Klausova, and police president Petr Lessy, have received jobs at the embassy in Bratislava and they are to be joined by the new "firefighting attache," daily Lidove noviny writes today.

The Ruling Coalition in Slovakia is Collapsing

August 8, 2017

The Eurosceptic Slovak National Party announced it was leaving the three-party ruling coalition. Party leader Andrei Danko, who is also chairman of the parliament, said the SNP is leaving the coalition because of the need to sign a new coalition agreement.

4 maps show how Russia could strike back against US sanctions

August 8, 2017

It has reduced the number of diplomats it has in the US and has seized property used in Russia by US diplomats. Energy sales are an important source of revenue in Russia.

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