Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Long wait for visas

SLOVAKS will most probably have to wait a long time for the waiver of the visa requirement by the US, according to the daily SME.

Most probably, US President George Bush will announce in Bratislava a list of demands that could finally lead to the cancellation of the visa requirement, once they are met.

The issue was discussed during a Brussels meeting between Foreign Affairs Ministers Eduard Kukan and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Rice said it is one of the most sensitive issues for the US.

To cancel the visa requirement, the American Congress requires maximum of three percent of refused applications, a criterion that has so far only met by Slovenia.

Slovakia several times exceeds this limit, Kukan said.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

Top stories

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.