NEWS IN SHORT

Russian president to visit Slovakia

THE PRESIDENT of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, and his wife will arrive for a two-day state visit to Slovakia on April 6.

THE PRESIDENT of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, and his wife will arrive for a two-day state visit to Slovakia on April 6.

He will depart from Bratislava for the Czech Republic and hold a summit meeting with US President Barack Obama at which the two presidents are expected to sign a new treaty to reduce the strategic nuclear arsenals of both countries.

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič will host a ceremonial dinner for Medvedev on April 6 and the two will hold talks and sign bilateral agreements the next day. Medvedev will also meet Prime Minister Robert Fico and Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška and will attend celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Bratislava by the Soviet Army at the end of WWII.


Top stories

EC President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovak PM Eduard Heger during a press conference in Bratislava when announcing that EC approved the Slovak recovery plan.

EC approves Slovakia’s recovery plan

EC President Ursula von der Leyen said the plan meets criteria and is also ambitious.


20 h
Due to the lack of tourists, the beach is empty and only few boats are moored in the harbor in Fazana, Croatia.

Croatia lifts limitations for incomers from Slovakia

People need their ID card or passport only, and are recommended to fill in a form.


20 h

News digest: Delta variant changes conditions for travelling

Vaccinated people will enjoy more freedoms when crossing borders. Registration for Johnson&Johnson vaccine launched. Slovakia’s recovery plan approved.


19 h
Marian Kočner in Supreme Court during the appellate proceeding in the Kuciak murder trial.

A retrial of the Kuciak case could sway people’s trust in the justice system

Slovakia breathes a collective sigh of relief as Kočner is stripped of his not-guilty verdict – for now.


23 h