Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Slovak soldiers could go to Mali

SLOVAKIA offered political support to the French intervention in Mali, despite the fact that it is not participating in it directly, Defence Ministry state secretary Miloš Koterec said after his meeting with French Defence Attaché Christine Poussineau on March 11, as reported by the SITA newswire.

SLOVAKIA offered political support to the French intervention in Mali, despite the fact that it is not participating in it directly, Defence Ministry state secretary Miloš Koterec said after his meeting with French Defence Attaché Christine Poussineau on March 11, as reported by the SITA newswire.

Slovak Armed Forces stand ready to get involved in the EUTM training mission in Mali, if need be, and contribute mostly in the area of military advising for the training of ground forces and doctors in Mali, Koterec said.

“We support the launch of the EUTM training mission, focused on the restructuring, training and building of the armed forces of Mali, and in this respect welcome the decision to launch the mission as of February 18, 2013,” said Koterec, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

He also conveyed his hope that the military mission in Mali will soon transform into a UN peacekeeping mission, as finding a tenable political solution for the country is in the interests of the entire international community.

Top stories

Employee of the ministry’s agency accused of corruption

If found guilty, the employee of the Agricultural Paying Agency may spend up to eight years in prison for taking a bribe.

Sagan wins first race of 2017 Video

The Slovak cyclist triumphed at the second race of the Belgian classics.

Peter Sagan

Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Legendary Luna bar to reopen Photo

The programme in the bar will focus on retro and oldies.

Luna Bar in the Kyjev Hotel