Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

No Slovak rescue teams for South Asia

Slovakia is not planning to send rescue teams to the areas hit by the undersea earthquake and deadly tsunamis, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said December 29.

"We are acting in line with the request of Sri Lanka, the country hit
by the disaster, which asked for medical supplies, medicines and tents," said interior ministry spokesman Boris Ažaltoviè.

The spokesman said a government aeroplane with humanitarian aid worth Sk6.6 million, was on its way to Sri Lanka, and was due to touch down in the capital Colombo at about 9:30 pm CET on December 29.

Slovakia's public health authority has urged people returning from the area to immediately consult their doctor if they are suffering any health problems. The disaster has so far apparently claimed over 100,000 lives in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and other countries.

No infectious diseases have been reported. "People who are returning
home pose no public health danger," said the country's chief public health official Dr. Ivan Rovny.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

Illustrative stock photo