Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS BRIEFS

New foreign aid agency set up

ON JANUARY 1, 2007 the Foreign Ministry launched the Slovak Agency for International Development Co-operation. The agency, which will operate as a non-profit organization belonging to the ministry, will serve to institutionalize Slovakia's foreign aid system.

Foreign Minister Ján Kubiš has chosen Slovakia's former ambassador to Ireland, Vladimír Halgaš, to head the new agency.

The agency is to provide foreign aid more effectively by involving NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, and the state in foreign aid programs and projects.

Top stories

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Ryanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th

The low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.

ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo