Bush signs NATO expansion measure

US PRESIDENT George W. Bush signed a measure supporting Nato expansion on June 10. The measure authorises military aid to seven countries that aspire for Alliance membership, including Slovakia.

At Nato's November summit in Prague, the Alliance, which currently has 19 members, will decide whether to expand eastward and southward deeper into the old Soviet bloc. Among the 10 candidates for new membership, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria are expected to get the nod.

Slovakia's bid depends on the defeat of authoritarian former leader Vladimír Mečiar in September elections, US officials have said.

The measure Bush signed authorises a total of $55.5 million in military assistance for the seven top hopefuls. Slovakia was signed in for $8.5 million.

Top stories

Zara Rutherford made a stop in Slovakia on January 15.

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

British-Belgian Zara Rutherford has broken two world records, but her global hunt for a tasty pizza was a failure.


3 h
President Zuzana Čaputová

President gives conditional support for US defence agreement

Opposition attacks president’s 'most serious failure'.


21 h
Illustrative stock photo

Covid isolation period could be cut to keep country running

Shortage of employees could put important services under threat.


21 h

News digest: President says conditional yes to US-Slovak defence agreement

Quarantine in Slovakia could be cut. Slovak median salary at €1,288 gross in 2021.


20 h
Skryť Close ad