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Slovak minister under pressure in coalition row over EU funds.

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday that he wants to replace the Education Minister Peter Plavčan, who is a member of junior coalition partner the Slovak National Party , over alleged mismanagement of EU subsidies in his department.

- EurActive - UK

Slovakia's future is with core EU, says PM.

Slovakia should be part of a deeply-integrated core EU, driven by Germany and France, prime minister Robert Fico said. He didn't, however, provide details on a deal struck Tuesday to keep the nationalist and eurosceptic Slovak National Party as a junior partner in his three-party ruling coalition. "I am very much interested ...

- EU Observer - EU

Fico ends coalition crisis, insists Slovakia should stick to EU's core.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico struck a deal on Tuesday to keep his three-party coalition in power, ending a week-long crisis triggered when a Eurosceptic junior partner threatened to quit.

- EurActive - UK

Slovakian PM: our vital interest is the EU, not Visegrad Group.

Slovakian PM Robert Fico said that it’s in Bratislava interest to be a part of a deeply integrated core EU, not with the Visegrad Group. “The fundamentals of my policy are being close to the core, close to France, to Germany. I am very much interested in regional cooperation within the Visegrad...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

10 times James Chapman slammed his former boss David Davis.

The Brexit Secretary's ex-adviser makes damning claims about his work and social life. James Chapman, the former DExEU chief-of-staff and Mail journo, has been firing off fascinating allegations on Twitter about his former boss and Brexit Secretary David Davis. Here are some of the juiciest: 1. Horrifying the Slovakian PM ...

- New Statesman - UK

Blind man wins battle for an independent life.

Natalino Cristiano was 45 years old when he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic disorder that breaks down retina cells. There was nothing the doctors could do, and in time, he gradually lost his eyesight. Today a pensioner, Mr Cristiano is surprisingly active. Although blind, he has a trained guide dog, ...

- - MT Ukraine, Slovakia cooperate, stop illegal immigration channel from Vietnam.

A channel of illegal immigration from Vietnam was put an end to, according to Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service. Officers from the Border Guard service and National Police of Ukraine, in cooperation with their counterparts in Slovakia, stopped an illegal immigration channel. The post Ukraine, Slovakia ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poland and Slovakia find 'tainted' eggs imported from Germany.

Polish and Slovak authorities said on Thursday and Friday they had discovered insecticide-tainted eggs imported from Germany as the scandal spread to Romania and Denmark.

- The Local - INT

Migrants: Austria boosts border controls.

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Macron to focus on posted workers on Eastern Europe trip.

French president Emmanuel Macron will push for rules to better protect French workers from Eastern European cheap labour on a visit to the region later this month. Eastern countries have argued that they should be allowed to compete, using lower labour prices, in the West. Macron will travel to Austria, Romania and Bulgaria ...

- EU Observer - EU

Slovak government in crisis after nationalist party quits coalition.

Slovak PM Robert Fico will meet with the three parties forming his ruling coalition Tuesday, after the nationalist Slovak National Party unexpectedly announced it wants to re-negotiate the deal to govern, struck after elections in March 2016. Leader of the Slovak Nationalist Party leader, Andrej Danko, said re-setting the ...

- EU Observer - EU

Slovak Air Force receives first two Black Hawks

Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš handed the first two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to the Slovak Air Force's helicopter wing in Prešov on 3 August, the Ministry of Defence announced. With the acquisition of nine Black Hawks, "the modernisation of our air force has

- Jane’s - US