Ahead of parliamentary elections, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico is looking to gain the support of Euroskeptic voters. He flatly refused entry to Muslim migrants into the country. His strategy seems to work but not all Slovakians are with him.
Slovakia has bucked the trend of far-right gains in Europe, with the People's Party-Our Slovakia losing in regional polls. But the ruling leftist party Smer also took a hit.
The Hungarian government has renewed its attacks on George Soros, saying Hungary faces "a frontal assault" from the US-Hungarian philanthropist. Soros said Fidesz is peddling "distortions and outright lies."
Polling stations have opened in Austria for snap parliamentary elections. A coalition of right-wing and far-right parties is expected after Sunday's vote, as Bernd Riegert reports from Vienna.
Within the EU, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia form a regional body of their own: the Visegrad Group, or V4. The countries differ on many issues, but they have embraced similar migration policies.
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