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19th Dec 2018

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Journalist murder sparks more mass protests in Slovakia

An estimated 40,000 Slovaks participated in an anti-government protest in the capital Bratislava on Friday - thought to be the largest demonstration in the country since the fall of communism. The protest was prompted by the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak, and his partner, who had been investigating alleged Slovakian political corruption linked to Italian organised crime. Many protesters called on placards for prime minister Robert Fico to step down.

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Opinion

Why it's time for the Kosovo Security Force

The Kosovan deputy PM calls on Nato members to follow the US in supporting the enlargement of the Kosovo Securitiy Force. "Kosovo owes it to both its own people and the international community to take this step", Behgjet Pacolli says.

Analysis

Vests & Votes: how protests hit Macron's EP prospects

The 'Yellow Vests' protests have the potential to change the game in the French European Parliament elections, bringing new issues onto the agenda. But the greatest threat, potentially, is to the populist parties on the edges of the political spectrum.

Muscat's one-man rule poses challenge for EU

Malta's PM already enjoys the kind of one-man rule Hungary and Poland are trying to build, but can the EU afford another political confrontation in sensitive times?

Orban protests target state media in new front

Unprecedented protests against Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban's "illiberal" style mark a rare united front of opposition parties, amid new violence against opposition MPs.

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