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USA returns ambassador to Slovakia again

Adam Sterling took the post after the departure of Theodore Sedgwick in early summer 2015. Compiled by Spectator staff , 22. Sep 2016, at 22:56

US Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling

Bratislava will host talks on TTIP

French politicians are likely to try to freeze the negotiations. Compiled by Spectator staff , 22. Sep 2016, at 22:40

Protests against TTIP take place in several EU countries.

During US visit, Kiska spoke with Kissinger, Poroshenko

Slovak President Andrej Kiska met several great world personalities and active politicians during his US visit (September 19-21). Compiled by Spectator staff , 22. Sep 2016, at 13:32

Slovak president Andrej Kiska tlaks at the UN General Assembly.

Two Slovak universities in THE World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016/2017 includes two Slovak universities in their list of the top 980 schools. Compiled by Spectator staff , 22. Sep 2016, at 13:27

Slovak University of Technology

Changes to Slovak-Hungarian border on Ipeľ river approved

The state border between Slovakia and Hungary will be changed; but rather than political reasons, technicalities have forced this decision. Compiled by Spectator staff , 21. Sep 2016, at 23:32

The Ipeľ river, illustrative stock photo

Government Council for Expatriate Issues to be established

A new body will deal with Slovaks living abroad: the cabinet approved the establishment of a special inter-ministerial body – the Government Council for Expatriate Issues. Compiled by Spectator staff , 21. Sep 2016, at 22:51

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Slovakia will officially fight climate change

The new agreement from Paris should support the fight against global warming and extreme weather patterns. Compiled by Spectator staff , 21. Sep 2016, at 13:17

Refugees to get education in Slovakia

Education obtained in Slovakia may then help refugees when returning to their homelands, foreign affairs minister claims. Compiled by Spectator staff , 21. Sep 2016, at 13:05

President Andrej Kiska

Kiska: Every modern country should help in migration crisis

The president also plans to support the candidacy of the Slovak foreign affairs minister for the top UN post during his visit to New York. Compiled by Spectator staff , 20. Sep 2016, at 12:58

President Andrej Kiska

The Bratislava EU summit also brought curiositiesPhoto

The summit of leaders of the European Union brought, apart from foreseeable and expected outcomes, also some memorable curiosities. Compiled by Spectator staff , 19. Sep 2016, at 14:23

Joint official photo of EU leaders at the Bratislava summit.

Bratislava summit evaluated as successful

In the aftermath of the informal European Union leaders’ summit in Bratislava, Slovak top representatives have expressed their views and summed up its course, importance and results. Compiled by Spectator staff , 19. Sep 2016, at 14:10

L-R: Slovak PM Robert Fico, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, at a press conference September 16.

EU leaders will ride on luxury shipPhoto

The Bratislava summit of prime ministers and EU representatives also has its own logo. Compiled by Spectator staff , 16. Sep 2016, at 6:42

Regina Danubia ship will welcome on board heads of the 27 EU countries during the Bratislava summit on September 16.

Indian tries to buy bride in Slovakia, police halt the wedding

Police halted a wedding set to take place between a Slovak woman and an Indian man – he offered €4,000 for the bride. Compiled by Spectator staff , 14. Sep 2016, at 23:38

Wedding, illustrative stock photo

Bratislava summit to be a self-defining moment for the EUPhoto

The informal meeting of EU leaders in Bratislava is not expected to bring any concrete solutions, but it could at least launch the Brexit-related processes and give a hint of what the EU should be about in the… Michaela Terenzani , Radka Minarechová , 14. Sep 2016, at 20:01

Analyst: EU should create core without Slovakia

The European Union does not have a leader with a vision, so not much is expected from the Bratislava summit, says Peter Schulze from the Georg-August-University Goettingen in Germany. Matúš Krčmárik , 13. Sep 2016, at 16:55

Peter Schulze

Slovak candidate remains among favourites for UN SG post

Only the Portuguese ex-prime minister achieved a better result than Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák in the fourth unofficial ballot. Compiled by Spectator staff , 13. Sep 2016, at 7:10

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák.

Quote of the week

“I sense a huge amount of respect for this summit.” Compiled by Spectator staff , 13. Sep 2016, at 6:30

President of the European Council Donald Tusk (l) and Slovak PM Robert Fico

In mid-September, Bratislava turns into a fortress

The upcoming international events connected with the country’s presidency of the EU Council will turn the Slovak capital into an impregnable fortress with vast security and road traffic limitations. Compiled by Spectator staff , 12. Sep 2016, at 13:46

Security measures during previous EU events in Reduta.

Slovakia to be represented at NATO’s military medicine centre

A total of 79 Slovak soldiers are now operating within NATO and EU structures. Compiled by Spectator staff , 8. Sep 2016, at 22:55

NATO, illustrative stock photo.

Slovaks brought new life to Austrian village, refugees are more difficult

If Slovaks did not come to Wolfsthal, an Austian village close to the Slovak border, it would have grown old and died out, claims Mayor Gerhard Schödinger. Pavol Štrba , 8. Sep 2016, at 16:01

Gerhard Schödinger, mayor of Wolfsthal

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