Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS BRIEFS

Slovakia to hit 26 EU chapters by mid-year

JÁN Figeľ, Slovakia's main negotiator for European Union entry, said final negotiations on the tax 'chapter' of pre-entry requirements for the European Union would take place March 21. Slovakia has already made the required legislative changes in 22 of 29 areas the EU sets for entry candidates. Figeľ said that by mid-year 2002 the country wanted to have completed the Schengen, economic competition and transport chapters for a total of 26.

Top stories

Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

Will shopping in supermarkets soon become a thing of the past?

Education minister fails to explain distribution of EU money

The opposition parties plan to initiate a no-confidence vote, the second against this minister.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Who will stand up for journalists in Turkish prisons?

Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

EU court’s advocate general proposes to dismiss quota lawsuits

Yves Bot rejects arguments from Slovakia and Hungary on the legality of the relocation plan.

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.