Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader feedback: An offer is not a sale

Re: Arms dealer under scrutiny, News Briefs, Oct. 20 - 26, Vol. 9, No 40

According to Slovak law, a company doesn't have to report to ministry that a UN embargoed country has made a request for a weaponry purchase. They do not even have to know which countries are UN embargoed. It is legal to prepare and offer and send it to the inquirer.

Since conditions for an export of arms to other countries change frequently, a company might prefer to prepare the offer and then send it to the state License Committee for approval. The License Committee would deny the request if the country was under UN embargo. It is possible that reporter was aware of these facts and purposely misrepresented them in order to suit his needs.

Pete

Top stories

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.