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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2009
Recent reports indicate that the economies of many central and eastern European states are headed for new shocks.
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.