Articles for tag: Andrej Babiš, European Union, Peter Pellegrini


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Babis, Pellegrini Speak Out Against Frontex

Kosice, East Slovakia, Sept 17 (CTK) – Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini criticised the EC plan to upgrade the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) as of 2020 after the joint meeting of the two countries’ governments today.   They said this would be a useless parallel structure ...


Babis, Pellegrini Take On European Union

Prague, April 11 (CTK) – The EU is threatened with fragmentation, which it can avert only if it more respects member countries’ interests, Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini (Smer-Social Democracy) said on a visit to Prague today.   His Czech counterpart Andrej Babis (ANO), too, said the Czechs want a stronger role of the member states ...


Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini Confident In Confidence Vote

Bratislava, March 25 (CTK) – New Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-Social Democracy) believes that his government will pass a confidence vote in parliament next week, he said in a debate on the public RTVS television today.   He also said the previous government of Smer-SD chairman Robert Fico had been reshuffled and dismissed that ...


Slovak Society Forever Changed By Murder Of Journalist Jan Kuciak

Bratislava, March 23 (CTK) – The murder of young journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee in late February has brought about not only a political crisis and change in the government, but it also became the proverbial last straw for a large part of society, discontented with various scandals, sociologist Michal Vasecka told journalists today. ...


Will Former Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Gambit Pay Off?

Prague, March 23 (CTK) – Robert Fico has made a gambit move, sacrificing his post of Slovak prime minister in order to regain it in the next elections, commentator Adam Cerny writes in Czech daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) today, referring to the Slovak government reshuffle amid a political crisis.   In a chess game, gambit ...


Slovak President Appoints Peter Pellegrini Prime Minister: Condemns Journalists Murder

Bratislava, March 22 (CTK) – Slovak President Andrej Kiska today appointed the new cabinet of Peter Pellegrini, which the three government parties formed after previous prime minister Robert Fico’s (both Smer-Social Democracy) resignation amid a political crisis a week ago.   Most of the cabinet’s 15 members were ministers of the previous cabinet. There are ...


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President Kiska Pressures Culture Minister To Apologise For Attacks On George Soros

Bratislava, March 21 (CTK) – Lubica Lassakova (Smer-Social Democracy), who was nominated for culture minister in the possible new Slovak government, today apologised for her recent statement that American financier George Soros influenced the development in postcommunist countries.   Being the head of a regional branch of the senior government Smer-SD, Lassakova indicated earlier this ...


Pellegrini Back To The Drawing Board: Promises President Kiska New Govt Lineup Wednesday

Bratislava, March 20 (CTK) – Probable future Slovak prime minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-Social Democracy) will send a new proposal of the government composition to President Andrej Kiska, who rejected the original line-up earlier today, on Wednesday, Pellegrini has told journalists.   Pellegrini said he would propose Health Minister Tomas Drucker to the post of interior ...