Katarina Lezova

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    Slovakia’s 2016 general election: a look at the parties and the campaigns

Slovakia’s 2016 general election: a look at the parties and the campaigns

Slovakia will hold a general election on 5 March, with the ruling SMER-SD party, led by Prime Minister Robert Fico, looking to maintain its majority in the Slovakian parliament. Katarina Lezova previews the election and assesses the main parties looking to mount a challenge to SMER-SD. She states that while the ruling party is unlikely to win another majority, […]

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    Why Slovakia has become the focal point for opposition against EU refugee quotas

Why Slovakia has become the focal point for opposition against EU refugee quotas

Slovakia’s Prime Minister, Robert Fico, defended his opposition to refugee quotas in a statement delivered to the European Parliament on 5 October. Katarina Lezova writes on the domestic debate over the refugee crisis within Slovakia. She notes that while the country’s criticism of the quota system has generated controversy at the EU level; within Slovakia itself there is relative […]

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