Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Slovakia sends arms to Afghanistan

SLOVAKIA is to send 2,200 tonnes of old armaments and ammunition to Afghanistan, the cabinet decided. The export is as a way for Slovakia to get rid of outdated armaments, which it would have to get rid of anyway, the daily SME reported.

Slovak Defence Minister Juraj Liška said the shipment was a gift that should help in "building the Afghan national army". The US will pay the export costs for the arms shipment.

Security analyst Ivo Samson of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, said, however, that he was not sure whether "the Afghan armed forces are under such control that it can be excluded that the arms will not get into the wrong hands".

Other analysts confirmed the risk.

Top stories

How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

Illustrative stock photo