Smooth First Months, But Frictions Possible
- Meciar's Election Chances Falter. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe;Sep2002, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p6
Reports the chances of prime minister Vladimir Meciar in the parliamentary elections in Slovakia. Formation of party coalitions; Economic impact of the coalitions; Populist influence of leftist leader Robert Fico.
- Nationalist Fico Fancies Himself to Save the Euro. Ehl, Martin // Transitions Online;10/24/2011, p5
The article reports on Slovakia's leftwing Smer party chief Robert Fico, whose party is expected to gain 45 percent of the vote in the early elections. Fico said the country's right-wing government has failed to initiate any projects that would boost economic growth. Fico considers himself as...
- SLOVAK REPUBLIC: Country Forecast: Political Framework. // Political Risk Yearbook: Slovak Republic Country Report;2006, p25
The article profiles the key players of Slovakia's politics and government as of November 2005. Prime Minister Mikulï¿½ Dzurinda aims to attract private foreign investment. Rï¿½bert Fico is the leader of the center-left Smer-Social Democracy, which is expected to be the front-runner in the...
- SMER In Firm Control. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;May2007, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p9
The article highlights the success of the Smer political party in maintaining the control of the government and domestic political agenda in Slovakia since November 2006. A February 2007 poll revealed that the support for the party has increased to 46.7%. The increased support was a result of...
- RISK SUMMARY: SLOVAKIA. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Nov2008, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p8
The article reports on the risk status in political, economic and business sectors in Slovakia. A poll by the Institute for Public Opinion Research revealed that Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer Party maintains a high level of public support. The country's economic growth remained strong in the...
- Smer Set For Outright Win. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Mar2010, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p8
The article reports on the political outlook for Slovakia. It is expected that Prime Minister Robert Fico's centre-left Direction-Social Democracy (Smer) party will form the next Slovak government following 2010's parliamentary elections. Over the medium term, it is anticipated that the...
- Opposition puts new early elections case. Nicholsonova, Lucia // Slovak Spectator;03/26/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p1
Reports on the proposal of opposition parties in Slovakia to move the parliamentary elections from September to June 2002. Reason cited by Robert Fico, leader of the non-parliamentary party Smer, for rescheduling the elections; Outcome of the election referendum held on November 11, 2000.
- New parties crowd onto political stage. Domanovsky, Daniel // Slovak Spectator;01/31/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p2
Deals with two political parties in Slovakia, the Direction Party of Minister of Parliament, Robert Fico, and the Party of the Democratic Centre of former ambassador Ivan Mjartan. Voter support for Direction Party; Ideals of the Democratic Centre Party; Relations of the two parties with...
- Slovakia: Smer Gets First Refusal. // Emerging Markets Monitor;6/26/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p16
Discusses the political condition in Slovakia and its impact of the Slovakian economy. Result of the Slovakian parliamentary election on June 17, 2006; Political parties in the country; Economic plans of Robert Fico, leader of the political party Smer.