Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Cabinet plans stricter rules for obtaining Slovak citizenship

On July 15, 2007, stricter rules for obtaining Slovak citizenship should come into effect.

This change is included in a draft revision to the Act on State Citizenship, which the cabinet had on its agenda for its April 4 session. The revisions were suggested as a response to the "growing threat of organized crime and international terrorism". Foreigners will qualify for Slovak citizenship only after eight years of uninterrupted permanent residence in Slovakia. Currently, the condition for citizenship is a minimum of five years uninterrupted residence.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Námestie Slobody square closer to facelift Photo

The Bratislava city council wants to revitalise the square by the end of 2018

The winning project for revitalisation of Námestie Slobody square

Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is popular in Slovakia

Disputed fee for preferential treatment at doctors to be re-introduced

Patients unwilling to wait at the doctor’s office may be able to make appointments starting next year, for a fee of €50.

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.