The EU is exploring ways for its border agency, Frontex, to operate in third-party states to dissuade migration.
The decision comes a day after a referendum in the country failed to open a path to early elections.
President Zuzana Caputova’s decided on the ballot last year after three opposition parties gathered over 380,000 signatures supporting the move.
Coalition government collapses after losing no-confidence vote in parliament called by opposition following months of political crisis, in a development that could lead to an early election.
Bloc members are preparing sanctions on oil sales from Russia over its assault on Ukraine that could deprive Moscow of a large revenue stream within days, but some members are jockeying to opt out of such an embargo.
The countries signed formal applications to join the European Union as concerns intensified that Russian aggression could spread further than Ukraine.
Europe has unanimously welcomed around 500,000 refugees who have fled Ukraine so far. But some non-Ukrainians fleeing the war-torn country were not treated with the same graciousness.
Secret deal exposed a month ago involving Slovakia’s agreement to acquire 2 million doses of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine has plunged country into a crippling political crisis.
It is the first European government to collapse due to its handling of the pandemic but the move will keep the current four-party coalition in power and avoid the possibility of an early election.
Foreign ministers of Turkey and Greece, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Nikos Dendias, meet in Bratislava to discuss energy rights in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Some volunteers are reading to children online to relieve parents who are juggling home and work duties, others are offering free coaching for yoga and another exercises while in confinement.
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