An oil tank at Hungary’s Duna Refinery, which receives Russian crude oil through the Druzhba pipeline.
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Former Soviet bloc nations have reason to worry about an embargo on Russian oil, but Europeans are finally recognizing the true costs of their longstanding energy dependence on Russia.
Long before COVID-19, central banks were lining their stores for winter.
Marian Kotleba, leader of the far right People’s Party Our Slovakia, could prop up a government led by prime minister Peter Pellegrini.
Even the ruling party wants change – but Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini is unlikely to be able to deliver it on his own.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
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The president, who called the European Union a ‘foe’ following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
The first print edition of Denník N, in 2015.
Comments sections may be scary places for reporters but, as the experience of one Slovak daily shows, when journalists engage with readers, it makes for better news.
Taking a hard line on hard Brexit has cost Britain goodwill just as it needs allies.
A church in Slovakia, where it has become harder to become a state-registered religion.
State-registered religions will now have to have 50,000 followers with permanent residency, making Islam unlikely to be approved.
Robert Fico is struggling to form a coalition after a national vote.
Mimicking fascists doesn’t help you win votes; it helps the fascists win votes.
Hackles raised at an anti-migrant protest in Brno, Czech Republic.
The Czech police were condemned for writing numbers on refugees’ arms – but Central Europe’s problem with outsiders goes much deeper.
Migrants are increasingly attempting to enter Europe overland from the East.
With thousands dying in the Mediterranean, migrants and refugees have started coming to Europe by land. And countries in the East aren’t happy.
Gently overthrowing an oppressive regime in 1989.
At the top of Wencelas Square on the front of the Czech National Museum in Prague hangs a giant poster depicting the playwright dissident and former president Vaclav Havel. The poster has been hung, in…
Splitting the vote: Slovakia is generally pro-Europe, but there’s Euroscepticism in the air.
Slovakia is in two minds when it comes to EU politics. On one hand the country consistently ranks among the most enthusiastic of member states. Surveys have repeatedly shown that Slovaks are very satisfied…