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Fico considers Belarus to be a bridge to Eurasian market

"We want to focus mainly on economic cooperation without intervening in the internal issues of our countries,” the Slovak PM said after meeting his Belarus counterpart. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Apr 2017, at 23:32

Andrej Kobjakov and Robert Fico

Lajčák: Brexit guidelines are in line with Slovak interests

The status of Slovak nationals living in the UK is among the priorities of Slovakia in Brexit talks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Apr 2017, at 23:01

Miroslav Lajčák

Bratislava Council votes down land lease for US Embassy, again

Some want to send a clear message that the controversial fence is not welcome, others think the city coffers could have benefited. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Apr 2017, at 13:42

The US Embassy is often criticised for its fence.

President: Slovakia wants to stay at the core of the EUPhoto

Slovak President Andrej Kiska spoke to the media after meeting his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Apr 2017, at 7:38

Kiska and Van der Bellen visited the Freedom Gate monument on former Czechoslovak-Austrian border and laid wreathes there.
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Slovak Ambassador in London became European Diplomat of the Year

Ľubomír Rehák won the poll of the London-based magazine Diplomat. The Slovak ambassador to the United Kingdom, Rehák, became the European Diplomat of the Year on April 24. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. Apr 2017, at 7:00

Ľubomír Rehák recevies the 2017 European Diplomat of the Year award in London, April 24.

Cultural centre for expats to be built in Bratislava

The World Association of Slovaks Living Abroad will specify the details only after purchasing the building. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. Apr 2017, at 6:56

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Schwechat airport scares with Bratislava

The biggest airport in Austria is lobbying to construct a third runway, using Slovakia as a deterrent example. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Apr 2017, at 13:48

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309 people granted Slovak citizenship in 2015

66 percent of them went to non-EU citizens. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Apr 2017, at 13:41

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EU parliaments to create joint group to supervise Europol activities

Its first session is planned for the autumn. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Apr 2017, at 22:34

The family photo of representatives of EU national parliaments meeting in Bratislava.

The French in Slovakia would opt for Macron; analyst sees him as winner, too

French citizens who live and/or work permanently in Slovakia made Emmanuel Macron their winner of presidential election’s first round, while Francois Fillon ended second. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Apr 2017, at 15:04

Emmanuel Macron rejoices after the first round of French presidential election

Facebook blocked genuine Russian Embassy’s site, left the false one

False Facebook sites of the Russian embassies in Slovakia and the Czech Republic confused Facebook to the point that it blocked the official ones. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Apr 2017, at 13:41

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Slovak military participates in 2017 Summer Shield

Slovak soldiers are participating in the international military drill in Latvia with almost 1,700 soldiers in total. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Apr 2017, at 13:36

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Google's Artificial intelligence system translates Slovak more accurately

The new feature uses neural networks to make better translations between Slovak and English.20. Apr 2017, at 6:24

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Algayerová appointed to head UN Economic Commission for Europe

Slovak diplomat – who was once “shadow” foreign minister of the Smer party – will become an official of a UN economic body. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Apr 2017, at 23:08

Oľga Algayerová (L) was the foreign minister of the "shadow cabinet" presented in 2011 by the chairman of (then opposition) Smer party, Robert Fico (2L).

Košice to answer UNESCO's open call

The eastern-Slovak metropolis has decided to vie for membership of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Apr 2017, at 0:06

St Elizabeth Cathedral, Košice

Slovakia is vulnerable to Russian influence

The only country more vulnerable is Hungary. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Apr 2017, at 13:26

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Slovakia will help renovate schools for refugees

Thanks to the project, about 4,000 children aged six to 18 will be able to visit school facilities in the Middle East. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Apr 2017, at 13:21

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Tightened Schengen checks may slow travel

Bratislava airport recommends those travelling outside the Schengen zone to arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before the departure. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Apr 2017, at 22:48

People crossing Schengen area border should prepare for longer waits at borders and airports.

Slovakia does not want Soros’ uni

After a new law passed in Hungary, the Central European University may have to leave the country – but it is unlikely to move to Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Apr 2017, at 14:13

Protest in support of the CEU in Budapest.

Police officers dispatched to Macedonia

It is the second group tasked with protecting the borders with Greece. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Apr 2017, at 23:14

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