Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia to sign additional protocol on prevention of terrorism

The Cabinet gave its approval for Slovakia to sign the Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, which is a response to so-called foreign terrorist fighters.

FAM Miroslav Lajčák(Source: SITA)

The protocol defines such fighters as people who enter conflict zones with the intention of committing terrorist acts there or of participating in armed conflicts. The cabinet passed the proposal to sign the protocol on August 17.

Justice Ministry legislation section director Juraj Palúš explained for the TASR newswire that the protocol is against the financing of individual terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters. Palúš said that some of the measures stemming from the protocol were already adopted as part of an anti-terrorist package last year.

The government has commissioned Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská and Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák with analysing the additional protocol and with proposing legislative changes if deemed necessary, in order to implement the protocol.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).