Thousands of Slovaks rallied to mark the first anniversary of the killing of an investigative reporter and his fiancee on Thursday and to protest what they see as a lack of government action against the sleaze he wrote about.
Israel says on Monday that it would host bilateral meetings with the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian leaders this week after Poland withdrew from a planned five-way summit in Jerusalem in protest at Holocaust rhetoric.
Slovakia's lawmakers on Thursday failed to pick any candidates for seats on the constitutional court, rendering the country's top judicial institution largely unworkable when the majority of current members steps down on Saturday.
Slovakia's ruling Smer party chief Robert Fico gave up a bid to lead the country's top court on Tuesday and warned a coalition partner the government could be in peril if it voted later with the opposition on appointing other judges.
When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Hungary, Slovakia and Poland this week he wants to make up for a lack of U.S. engagement that opened the door to more Chinese and Russian influence in central Europe, administration officials say.
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