Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia to increase development aid

Slovakia wants to increase the amount of development aid it provides in the years ahead, Foreign Affairs Ministry State Secretary Oľga Algayerová told journalists on October 2 in Bratislava. The increases should reach 0.17 percent of Slovakia's GDP by 2010, and 0.33 percent by 2015.

The country currently allocates only around 0.1 percent of its GDP for development-aid projects, which represents some Sk1.68 billion (nearly €50 million) a year. Development aid is a strong pillar of a country's foreign policy, according to Algayerová.

"We focus on the West Balkans, Ukraine, Belarus and Afghanistan," she specified. TASR

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

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava