Slovakia inaugurates Zuzana Čaputová as its first female elected President.
Four people are killed in a plane crash near Trenčianske Stankovce, Trenčín Region, Slovakia.
The Slovak government declares a 90-day state of emergency and will impose a two-week lockdown for the entire country beginning tomorrow, which will close all non-essential shops and restaurants and limit a person's movement to specific reasons only as the country reports a record 10,315 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Continuing his apostolic journey, Pope Francis arrives in Slovakia, meeting with President Zuzana Čaputová who were joined by civil leaders, members of the diplomatic corps and religious leaders. After a meeting with the Jewish community, the Pope went to the apostolic nunciature, where he met with the Speaker of the National Council (parliament), Boris Kollár, and with Prime Minister Eduard Heger.
Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová appoints Finance Minister Eduard Heger as the new Prime Minister, ending a month-long political crisis.
Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok resigns amid a wave of mass resignations after President Zuzana Čaputová demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Igor Matovič over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The education minister also resigned.
Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Čaputová of the Progressive Slovakia party wins the second round of Slovakia's presidential election, defeating the governing party candidate Maroš Šefčovič, 58 percent versus 42%. She will be the country's first female head of state.
Slovak citizens vote for a new president, with front runner Zuzana Čaputová facing Maroš Šefčovič.
The European Court of Justice dismisses complaints by Slovakia and Hungary about EU migration policy, upholding Brussels’ right to force member states to take in asylum seekers.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, during a visit to Slovakia for talks on the future of NATO, says Russia is more dangerous than the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “By all evidence, Russia’s activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries,” Waszczykowski told reporters in Bratislava. He described ISIL as a very serious threat but said “it is not an existential threat for Europe”.
Moody's Investors Service downgrades the credit ratings of several European Union members including Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain and issues a negative outlook for the ratings of Austria, France and the United Kingdom.