Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Slovak Nazi survivors awarded

So far, 256 Slovak survivors of Nazi persecution during WWII have received humanitarian aid amounting to 10,000 Sk ($270) per person. The Slovak Red Cross sent another 240 applications to the German Embassy during the last two weeks of October. The aid comes from Germany and can be obtained based on a written request.

The Slovak Red Cross has files on 3,200 accepted applications for this kind of help, and predicts that about 5,000 victims of the Nazi regime who live in Slovakia might eventually ask for this aid. Applicants for humanitarian relief have to prove that they suffered in a concentration camp or a ghetto, or prove they had to hide under undignified and difficult conditions. Application forms are available at Red Cross offices and branches of the Slovak Union of Anti-Fascist Fighters, the Central Union of Jewish Religious Communities, and the Union of War Invalids.

Top stories

Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)