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V4+3 ministers discuss CAP, African swine fever and land use

Agricultural issues were the topic of discussion. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Oct 2016, at 13:58

Gabriela Matečná

Slovak capital commemorates, pays tribute to victims of DanubePhoto

The upcoming All Saints’ Eve, All Souls’ Day, has prompted the city of Bratislava to commemorate and also pay tribute to all those who died on or in the Danube River.26. Oct 2016, at 23:08

Commemoraitng the Danube victims, October 26, 2016.

GLOBSEC Tatra Summit takes place at weekend, traffic limited

The international conference GLOBSEC Tatra Summit taking place in Bratislava October 27 to 30 will require some road traffic limitations, especially from October 28 until the end. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. Oct 2016, at 22:57

Also the Septemebr EU summit caused traffic limitations.

Slovak police officers leave to protect Serbian borders

The country has already sent over 300 police officers to protect the EU’s external borders over the past year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Oct 2016, at 23:10

Police officers will protect Serbian-Macedonian borders.

Korčok: Slovakia will submit alternative solution to migration crisis

Slovak authorities want to replace mandatory quotas flexible solidarity even during the country’s EU presidency. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Oct 2016, at 23:08

Ivan Korčok, Ministry State Secretary and Government Proxy for the Slovak Council of the EU Presidency, during the a press conference on the topic of Tatra GLOBSEC 2016 Summit which will be held on October 28-30 in Bratislava.

Fico: Russian sanctions are pointless, but EU unity more important

The European Union’s sanctions against Russia are pointless and do not work, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said after the EU summit in Brussels on October 21. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Oct 2016, at 13:58

Slovak PM Robert Fico (L) at the summit od EU leaders in Brussels, October 20.

Slovakia prepares alternative reform of asylum system EU-2

Permanent mandatory quotas are politically dead, Slovak PM says. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 23:07

L-R Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and President of the European Council Donald Tusk at the Summit in Brussels.

Cross-border stays in Slovakia and Ukraine extended

Cabinet approved extending the length of local border stays for Slovak and Ukrainian citizens. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 15:42

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák.

FAM Lajčák: Slovakia respects one-China policy

Minister Miroslav Lajčák stressed that Slovakia recognises and respects the one-China policy i.e. the position that Tibet is a legitimate part of China. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 8:44

L-R: Chinese Ambassador to Slovakia Lin Lin and Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák met October 19.

Minister Kažimír visits four EFTA countries

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír set off on October 19 for a three-day tour of the four countries that form the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Oct 2016, at 23:12

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

US Ambassador: Russian disinformation is a problem throughout the region

Radicalization starts with the loss of confidence in democratic institutions. Propaganda undermines this confidence and thus contributes to radicalization, says the new US Ambassador to Slovakia, Adam Sterling.Matúš Krčmárik19. Oct 2016, at 6:30

US Ambassador Adam Sterling

Dalai Lama: The change will take a long time but we need to start it now

The Bratislava public lecture by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, on the afternoon of October 16 was a true stadium-filler, both symbolically and literally. Zuzana Vilikovská ,18. Oct 2016, at 23:00

Dalai Lama in Bratislava

Fico: Slovakia won’t oppose the EU over sanctions

The prime minister also commented on the president’s comments on the V4 and planned European Council meeting. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Oct 2016, at 22:35

Is Robert Fico losing direction?

A mobile application to warn against human trafficking

It contains information about human trafficking as well as practical tips when searching for a job abroad. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Oct 2016, at 13:37

Illustrative stock photo

How China may punish Slovakia for meeting with Dalai Lama

China has threatened retaliation for meeting between Slovak President Kiska and the Dalai Lama. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Oct 2016, at 0:15

R_L: Dalai Lama with Slovak President Andrej Kiska

Dalai Lama visits Slovakia, meets president, university studentsPhoto

The 14th Dalai Lama, whose civilian name is Tenzin Gyatso, visited Slovakia between October 15 and 17. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Oct 2016, at 14:04

The 14th Dalai Lama at the Bratislava lecture.

Kiska in conflict with other V4 presidents

Slovak President Andrej Kiska was in opposition with the rest of the presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries – Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic – concerning the refugee crisis. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Oct 2016, at 13:37

V4 presdients: L-R Czech MIloš Zeman, Hungarian János Áder, Polish Andrzej Duda, and Slovak Andrej Kiska at a meeting in Rzesów, Poland.

Pulitzer laureate: We need to pay attention to climate change nowVideo

Deborah Nelson, who won her Pulitzer Prize in 1997, has been reporting on environmental issues throughout her career. Her major report for Reuters, Water’s Edge, was published in 2014 and put a new perspective on… Michaela Terenzani ,17. Oct 2016, at 6:40

Deborah Nelson received the Pulizer Prize in 1997.

Constitutional Court refused complaint by Chechen suspect of terrorism in Russia

Courts need to consider the position of Chechen man in Slovak custody who Russia accuses of terrorism but was granted refugee status by Sweden. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Oct 2016, at 14:08

Constitutional Court in Košice

Entrepreneurs from Belgium advise Slovaks on setting up SMEs

Lack of entrepreneurs in Slovakia is because of a lack of ideas, says chairman of CIDIC. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Oct 2016, at 13:14

CIDIC President Ernest de Laminne de Bex during the Bratislava visit, October 12.

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