Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Slovakia has been in NATO for 5 years

MAINTAINING the presence of Slovak soldiers in international missions and fulfilling international obligations are Slovakia’s main priorities as a NATO member, said Defence Minister Jaroslav Baška on March 29, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of Slovakia’s accession to the alliance, reported the TASR newswire.

MAINTAINING the presence of Slovak soldiers in international missions and fulfilling international obligations are Slovakia’s main priorities as a NATO member, said Defence Minister Jaroslav Baška on March 29, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of Slovakia’s accession to the alliance, reported the TASR newswire.

According to Baška, NATO membership has brought Slovakia greater security. It was necessary for Slovakia to join NATO, as such a small country can hardly defend itself against various outside influences on its own, he said.

In addition, its participation has helped in making the Slovak army professional, making it possible to lower the number of troops, give them better training and modernise technologies, and in this way to improve its quality, Baška said. He also noted that the greatest challenge for the Slovak army now is its presence among international forces in Afghanistan, where the need for interoperability is being tested.

General Staff Commander-in-Chief Ľubomír Bulík said that NATO membership has been of great benefit to Slovakia. The country has now reached a stage in which it is established in all NATO military headquarters and its professional soldiers have not fallen behind in their tasks in any missions in which Slovakia has taken part, TASR reported Bulík as saying.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Coronations return to Bratislava Photo

This year Bratislava will recall the coronation of Leopold II, the younger son of Maria Theresa.

Bratislava will again enjoy re-enactment of coronation ceremony

Police detain another person in promissory notes case

Ex-director of private broadcaster TV Markíza, Pavol Rusko, was detained shortly after being heard.

Pavol Rusko

For a Decent Slovakia organise another protest for June 22

At the same time, they are suing ex-PM Robert Fico, in response to his statements made during the protest rallies in February, citing fear-mongering and defamation.

For a Decent Slovakia represenattives - L-R: Lukáš Füle, Karolína Farská, Juraj Šeliga and Veronika Bruncková - filed a suit against ex-PM Robert Fico June 15.

Last Week in Slovakia: Farmers staged a protest by driving across the country Audio

Listen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.

Farmers also met President Andrej Kiska in Bratislava