EC: Slovakia worst-prepared country

European Commission general director for regional policy, Luiz Riera, believes Slovakia is the worst-prepared country for entry to the European Union, according to papers obtained by the daily Pravda.

The daily reports that Slovakia's deputy prime minister for European integration, Pál Csáky, was told by Riera on Monday that "in comparison with other accession countries, where there are also problems, Slovakia's problems have accumulated, and it is the least prepared country."

The problems include a failure to apply for grants from European funds available to the country.

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

Top stories

A via ferrata in Martin was closed this week. It will remain closed until October 31.

Weekend: Slovak folk songs translated into American jazz

The latest travel and culture stories from Slovakia. We've got you covered.


17. sep

News digest: Passport required when travelling from Slovakia to the UK again

Bratislava Mayor awarded for his green ideas. Pandemic edition of the White Night festival starts. Slovak batteries for e-cars passed international test.


17. sep
Sky by Monika and Bohuš Kubinský

Bratislava is ready for White Night. Here's all you need to know

A manual for the festival and seven sites selected by The Slovak Spectator.


16. sep
Matúš Vallo during the election night.

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo receives World Mayor Future Award

He was acknowledged for his efforts to transform the Slovak capital into a green, compassionate city.


17. sep
Skryť Close ad