Tag: Slovakia

Zuzana Caputova becomes #Slovakia’s first female president

Zuzana Caputova becomes #Slovakia’s first female president

| April 1, 2019

Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state.Ms Caputova, who has almost no political experience, defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party, in a second round run-off vote on Saturday. She framed the election as a struggle between good and evil. The […]

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#Malta and #Slovakia – MEPs warn of lack of judicial independence and corruption

#Malta and #Slovakia – MEPs warn of lack of judicial independence and corruption

| March 29, 2019

MEPs deplore serious shortcomings in the rule of law in Malta and Slovakia, also warning of rising threats for journalists throughout the EU. Parliament passed on Thursday (28 March), with 398 votes to 85 and 69 abstentions, a resolution summarising the conclusions of the working group set up within the Civil Liberties Committee to monitor the […]

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Anti-graft campaigner Caputova leads #Slovak presidential election first round

Anti-graft campaigner Caputova leads #Slovak presidential election first round

| March 18, 2019

Lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova has easily won the first round of Slovakia’s presidential election.She has just over 40% with Maros Sefcovic of the ruling Smer-SD party her nearest rival on less than 19%. Ms Caputova came to prominence during mass protests sparked by the murder of a journalist who had been investigating political […]

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#RuleofLaw – MEPs express concern about impartiality of law enforcement in #Malta and #Slovakia

#RuleofLaw – MEPs express concern about impartiality of law enforcement in #Malta and #Slovakia

| February 20, 2019

MEPs have expressed serious concerns over the fight against corruption and organised crime, impartiality of law enforcement and judicial independence in Malta and Slovakia. The Civil Liberties Committee adopted a draft resolution condemned  the “continuous efforts of a growing number of EU member states’ governments to weaken the rule of law, the separation of powers […]

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#Slovakia – Less traffic congestion and better connectivity with neighbouring countries thanks to EU investments

#Slovakia – Less traffic congestion and better connectivity with neighbouring countries thanks to EU investments

| October 16, 2018

More than €380 million from the Cohesion Fund is invested in two transport projects in Slovakia, aiming to upgrade the motorway network. EU-funded works will provide solutions to congestion problems and improve road connections in the north-west and north-east parts of the country. Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu (pictured) said: “These two projects will improve […]

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#Kuciak – Arrests in Slovakia

#Kuciak – Arrests in Slovakia

| October 2, 2018

Last week the Slovakian police carried out a number of house searches and arrested nine persons in Slovakia, five of whom have since been released. In addition several premises were searched and items seized for examination and evidential purposes. Four of those arrested have now been accused of first-degree murder. The arrests are linked to […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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