Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Tomanová attends EU conference on the integration of foreigners

The integration of foreigners into society as a new dimension of the European Migration Policy was the main topic of the EU ministers' conference in Postupim, Germany, on May 11, during which Slovakia was represented by Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Viera Tomanová.

After entering the EU, Slovakia stopped being a transit zone and started to become a destination for some groups of foreigners. At the end of 2006 there were 6,533 foreigners working in Slovakia.

The Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry began to deal with issues relating to the movement of the workforce, directed immigration, and the integration of migrants. From the point of view of directed legal labour-related immigration, Slovakia focuses on supporting highly-qualified workers who will contribute to increasing Slovakia's overall competitiveness.

The ministry plans to establish a special technical department for migration and the integration of foreigners.

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

No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.