Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia to join US initiative against smuggling of nuclear materials

Slovakia will become the first EU country to join a US initiative designed to combat the smuggling of nuclear materials, after the government passed a joint action plan to curb the illegal use of nuclear and radioactive materials on Wednesday, November 30.

Slovakia will become the first EU country to join a US initiative designed to combat the smuggling of nuclear materials, after the government passed a joint action plan to curb the illegal use of nuclear and radioactive materials on Wednesday, November 30.

"This represents an appreciation of our capabilities ... There's significant scope for mutual co-operation. Slovakia belongs among the countries with experience in this field and can contribute to the process of enhancing the capabilities of other countries," the Slovak Foreign Ministry said in a statement, as reported by the TASR newswire.

The US initiative stems from the conclusions of the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. Slovakia will be tasked, among other things, with establishing an agency charged with radiation protection.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Famous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia too

Internet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.

George Orwell in Slovak bookstores

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

Illustrative stock photo

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.