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Slovak interior minister resigns after protests

Slovak interior minister Robert Kalinak resigned on Monday. Kalinak, who has been suspected of corruption in several cases, was under growing pressure after the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova on 25 February. The minister's resignation comes after tens of thousands people demonstrated over the weekend against the government, its handling of the murder and its lack of action against corruption.

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Burned cars fuel Swedish election debate

Sweden's first big party leader TV debate ahead of September elections was marked by the burning of dozen of cars in cities across the south-west of the country.

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How long can Bulgaria keep facing both East and West?

Sofia may be wearing out its welcome with Western democracies by playing both sides - seeking closer integration in Europe while cosying up to Moscow and Beijing, claiming to work towards hitting EU targets while putting its own interests first.

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