Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS BRIEFS

More professionals to guard borders

IN LINE with a project to increase the professionalism of Slovakia's border protection, the country will need to hire 365 officers by 2003.

As a European Union (EU) candidate Slovakia needs to comply with the Schengen Treaty requirements before the country's EU entry. It is still customary that conscripts serving in the army guard the borders.

Costs related to the hirings are estimated at Sk67 million ($1.48 million).

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