Record growth of COVID-19 infections in Eastern Europe

By Markus Salzmann, 26 September 2020

The numbers of new COVID-19 infections in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary are breaking previous records.

Jan Kuciak murder case: Slovakian court acquits alleged masterminds

By Markus Salzmann, 9 September 2020

The court based the acquittal of millionaire Marián Kočner and co-defendant Alena Zsuzsová on a lack of evidence, despite a key witness providing incriminating testimony.

Changes in the car industry threaten Slovakian workers

By Marianne Arens, 13 February 2020

The small central European country, the world’s largest auto producer on a per-capita basis, is particularly vulnerable to automation and the world manufacturing slump.

Murder of Slovakian journalist Ján Kuciak reveals close ties between political establishment, corporate elite and criminal underworld

By Markus Salzmann, 27 January 2020

The reintroduction of capitalism did not bring democracy, freedom, and prosperity, but the opposite.

The importance of the VW Strike in Slovakia

By Ulrich Rippert, 1 July 2017

Auto workers at the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, Slovakia resumed work at the beginning of this week. Eight thousand of the 12,300 workers at the plant had struck for six days and paralyzed production.

Support the strike by VW workers in Slovakia!

By Ulrich Rippert chairman of the SGP and SGP candidate in North Rhine Westphalia, 26 June 2017

The 8,000 striking Volkswagen workers in Slovakia deserve the support of VW and all autoworkers throughout Germany and the world.

030 Letter from striking Slovakia VW worker

24 June 2017

Over 8,000 VW autoworkers launch unlimited strike in Slovakia

By Dietmar Henning, 22 June 2017

The autoworkers are engaged in the first strike since VW began operations in the Eastern European country in 1991.

European Council president backs demands for EU military buildup

By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2016

Donald Tusk warned that the British exit from the European Union had unleashed a historic crisis of the EU threatening the survival of democracy in Europe.

Slovakia: Fico forms unstable right-wing government

By Markus Salzmann, 24 March 2016

The prime minister placed the refugee question centre stage, seeking to divert attention from the country’s social crisis.

Slovakian parliamentary elections marked by rightward shift

By Markus Salzmann, 9 March 2016

The social democratic Smer-SD sought to draw attention away from the social crisis by waging a sustained propaganda campaign against refugees and Muslims.

Slovakian presidential election won by non-aligned millionaire

By Markus Salzmann, 5 April 2014

The bankruptcy of all the established parties has provided fertile ground for the rapid political rise of the millionaire Andrej Kiska.

Neo-fascist wins regional election in Slovakia

By Markus Salzmann, 11 December 2013

A neo-fascist has exploited widespread contempt for the political establishment to win the presidency of a central Slovakian region.

Slovak premier prepares austerity agenda

By Markus Salzmann, 24 May 2012

Social Democratic Prime Minister Robert Fico has made a sharp reduction in Slovakia’s budget deficit the central goal of his new government.

Ruling parties routed in Slovakian elections

By Markus Salzmann, 15 March 2012

The social democratic Smer-SD has emerged as the clear winner in the Slovak parliamentary elections held last Saturday.

Slovakia: Mass poverty, corruption on the eve of parliamentary elections

By Markus Salzmann, 9 March 2012

The current election campaign is dominated by a huge corruption scandal in which virtually all of the government and opposition parties are involved.

Slovak government collapses

By Markus Salzmann, 20 October 2011

Last week Slovakia was the last of the 17 euro-zone countries to vote on the expansion of the European rescue fund (EFSF).

Roma family gunned down in Slovakia

By Stefan Steinberg, 3 September 2010

The recent shooting of a Roma family in Slovakia is a product of the racial prejudice sanctioned by the Slovak state.

Slovakia: new right-wing government announces austerity program

By Markus Salzmann, 3 July 2010

The new government of Slovakia has announced a savage austerity program that amounts to a declaration of war on the population.

Thousands of Slovenian students protest attacks on their conditions

By Alexander Fangmann, 22 May 2010

Thousands of Slovenian students took to the streets of Ljubljana Wednesday to protest the introduction of a bill in parliament that both limits their ability to work during their studies and places a maximum wage on their earnings.

Deepening economic crisis in eastern Europe

By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2009

Recent reports indicate that the economies of many central and eastern European states are headed for new shocks.

Eastern European economies face bankruptcy

By Niall Green, 23 October 2008

The economies of central and eastern Europe are being rocked by the crisis of world capitalism, compounded by the corrupt and pro-big business policies of their local elites.