Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Schuster meets "friend" Kucma

President Rudolf Schuster became the first European leader to meet Ukraine President Leonid Kucma following Nato suspicions Ukraine sold a sophisticated Korcuga radar system to Iraq. He called the meeting one of "friends from countries which have open, good and problem-free relations".

While Kucma last month attended the Nato expansion summit in Prague, he had not been invited, and was not met by officials from any of the 26 Nato member and candidate countries in attendance.

In addition to the suspected radar sale, Kucma has been blamed for several recent murders of journalists in his country.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4