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Fico: Renzi to blame for any destabilisation

It was evident that Renzi would get a licking, and he received a sound one, according to Slovak PM. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Dec 2016, at 23:06

PM Robert Fico

Singaporean student died in Slovakia, donated organs to seriously ill

The decision of a Singaporean youth who donated his organs for transplant in Slovakia may have saved the lives of four Slovak patients. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Dec 2016, at 14:09

Cardio surgery, illutsrative stock photo.

Slovakia extradites Hamzat S. to Sweden

Suspected of terrorism by Russian, he was waiting for the courts’ decision. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Dec 2016, at 13:49

Illustrative stock photo

Slovaks praise Austrian vote for president

The results are good news for the country as well as Europe as a whole, according to Deputy Speaker of Parliament Béla Bugár. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Dec 2016, at 0:19

New Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen who defeated the populist right-wing Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer in the repeated second round of presidential elections in Austria.

Denmark to banish Slovak woman for begging

Begging is a crime in Denmark and the court ruled that a Slovak beggar should be imprisoned for forty days and then banished. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Dec 2016, at 22:27

Illustration stock photo

Slovakia to participate in NATO crisis management exercise in 2017

Slovakia is slated to increase not just its budget for the armed forces, but also its engagement and presence in the NATO. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Dec 2016, at 13:46

the Head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg

UN defended Slovak woman dismissed following maternity leave

Slovak women often face gender discrimination in professional life; one of them did not succumb and turned to the courts due to lay-off after maternity leave. The UN came to her defence. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Nov 2016, at 23:20

Slovak women protested against discrimination, illustrative stock photo.

Lajčák may get important UN post

Slovakia submitted the candidacy already in 2003. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Nov 2016, at 14:43

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák.

Poverty threatens every fifth person

The most problematic groups are young people, single-parent families, families with many children, disabled people and the Roma. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 23:36

Households in segregated communities are prone to energy poverty.

Missiles used by Islamists were to be disarmed in Nováky

Ammunition found in the Middle East was supposed to be destroyed by the Slovak state-run company. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 13:45

Illustrative stock photo

US planes train in Slovakia

The exercise of CV-22 OSPREY planes will focus on brown out and shooting. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 13:21

An Osprey plane

Slovakia signs memos, drawing €113 million from Norwegian funds

Norway funds have been used, for example, for restoring Devín Castle, the State Theatre in Košice and the synagogue by Peter Behrens in Žilina. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Nov 2016, at 22:53

The New Synagogue in Žilina was restored also from Norwegian Funds.

Slovak PM breaks the isolation of Lukashenko

PM Fico visited Belarus to increase bilateral trade and improve relations, the first EU state representative official visit after a long break.28. Nov 2016, at 13:33

Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko (L) with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on November 25.

Slovak officials react to death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro

Cuba has never threatened anyone; it only wanted to live its own life, and it was hated by many for this courage, borne by revolution leader Fidel Castro, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said in reaction to…28. Nov 2016, at 13:24

Former Cuban leader Fidle Castro died, aged 90.

International conference on UNESCO conventions takes place at Umelka

Among the numerous international events connected with Slovakia’s presidency of the EU Council is a cultural one, focusing on the implementation of UNESCO conventions. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Nov 2016, at 13:44

Pavol Kráľ of SVÚ

Slovakia will vie for OSCE presidency in 2019

Slovakia will apply for the presidency of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for the year 2019. The cabinet acknowledged a document in preparation for the presidency on November 23. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Nov 2016, at 22:40

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is currently  the head of the rotating OSCE chairmanship.

Christmas Bazaar turns 25

There are numerous events preceding Yuletide, including charity ones, and one of them, the annual traditional Christmas Bazaar, turns 25 this year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Nov 2016, at 22:33

The Christmas Bazaar is a charity event that attracts thousands of people every year.

Slovakia may get €113m from Norwegian funds

Slovakia may use the money to finance projects linked to entrepreneurship and innovations, climate changes, cultural heritage or the fight against gender-related violence. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Nov 2016, at 13:39

Kiska and Hollande agree that enthusiasm in Europe must be restored

The presidents also highlighted Slovak-French relations. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Nov 2016, at 22:41

Slovak President Andrej Kiska (l) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande

Korčok: EU should be less obsessed with Trump

The state secretary comments on Slovakia’s actions as the presiding country of the EU Council. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Nov 2016, at 22:36

Ivan Korčok

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