Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia expresses sympathy, solidarity with the US

Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Mikloš, filling in for a travelling PM Mikuláš Dzurinda as head of government, called a special meeting of the state defence council to condemn the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The following day he offered to open Slovak airspace to Nato overflights should the need arise.

Cabinet members said that Slovakia was prepared to offer whatever help it could to the US. Leaders of the Slovak muslim community also condemned the terrorist attacks, as did the opposition HZDS party.

The US embassy in Bratislava was closed following the attack, and as The Slovak Spectator went to press September 13 it was unclear when it would reopen.

Fixed-line telecoms monopoly Slovenské telekomunikácie (ST) announced it would offer free calls to the US from 14:00 Slovak time on September 13 through Sunday evening.

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.