‘Slovakia Has Woken Up’: Governing Party Suffers Decisive Election Defeat
The loss paves the way for a new governing coalition after the main opposition group ran a campaign under the slogan “Together Against the Mafia.”
Journalist’s Murder Puts a Tycoon, and a Nation, on Trial
The killing of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée shocked Slovakia. The trial of the businessman accused of ordering it promises to expose corruption in high places.
Long Overlooked, Bratislava Shines With Newfound Cool
Creative locals are energizing what was once a communist outpost.
‘We Have Advanced to the Same Kind of Mess as Everybody Else’
Central and Eastern Europe’s transition to democracy has not been smooth. But there are grounds for hope.
The Money Farmers: How Oligarchs and Populists Milk the E.U. for Millions
The European Union spends $65 billion a year subsidizing agriculture. But a chunk of that money emboldens strongmen, enriches politicians and finances corrupt dealing.
Coke Ad Riles Hungary Conservatives, Part of Larger Gay Rights Battle
In Eastern Europe, right-wing nationalists have focused their wrath on L.G.B.T. people, who they say are forcing immoral ways on their countries.
Slovakia’s First Female President, Zuzana Caputova, Takes Office in a Divided Country
An anticorruption lawyer, she rode a wave of public disgust to victory. But the ex-prime minister’s party remains dominant, and the far right is emboldened.
What Do Europeans Really Want?
This month’s E.U. elections aren’t a fight between nationalists and progressives. They are total chaos.
Zuzana Caputova Is Elected Slovakia’s First Female President
Riding a wave of popular discontent over widespread corruption, she vowed to return a sense of decency to the country’s often toxic political climate.
In Slovakia, Unlikely Presidential Candidate Signals a Backlash Against Populism
Zuzana Caputova, a campaigning lawyer making her first run for office, is leading in the polls while espousing liberal attitudes long considered politically toxic.
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