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Centre for Roma Rights sues Slovak interior minister over discrimination

After Slovak Roma proxy and Justice Minister expressed worries and dissatisfaction with the draft bill on suppressing criminality in Roma settlements by Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, the European Roma Rights… Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Jan 2018, at 13:48

Roma civic patrols (already existing) should be increased, illustrative stock photo.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Jan 2018, at 13:47

Brexit, illustrative stock photo

Drahoš beat Zeman, according to Czech voters living in Slovakia

Czech voters living in Slovakia voted differently than those in the Czech Republic during the Czech Presidential Election. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Jan 2018, at 15:21

Czechs voted also at the Czech Embassy in Bratislava, illustrative stock photo

Slovakia declared safe for US tourists

The US Department of State wants to provide travellers with clear, timely, and reliable information. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2018, at 21:31

Bratislava

Czech President Zeman attacks Dubček

The statements were condemned by both Slovak culture minister and the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2018, at 13:40

Czech President Miloš Zeman

Slovakia will support further European integration

At the same time, graft scandals will continue to erode approval ratings for conventional parties, paving the way for fringe parties and protest groups to gain influence, according to the BMI Research analysis. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2018, at 13:35

L-R: Danko, Kiska, Fico met and united over crucial issues at Bratislava Castle, October 23.

Government approves changes in Slovakia’s policy towards foreigners

Among other things, conditions for third-country nationals will change to comply with the 2016 EU directive. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2018, at 23:25

'Customers' at the Alien Police in Petržalka face a long wait.

Invalids abused and forced to beg

The human traffickers responsible may spend up to 12 years in prison. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Jan 2018, at 23:06

Illustrative stock photo

Slovakia saw highest ever number of illegal migrants in 2017

Most of the cases were, however, people who did not leave after their legal stay permit expired. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Jan 2018, at 22:54

Workers, illustrative stock photo

US President Wilson’s 14 Points an important milestone in Slovak-US relations

Slovakia and the United States share several anniversaries in 2018. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Jan 2018, at 22:19

US Ambassador to Slovakia, Adam Sterling

New head of EC Representation to Slovakia takes up his post

Ladislav Miko is replacing Dušan Chrenek. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Jan 2018, at 21:44

Ladislav Miko, new head of EC Representation to Slovakia

Babiš visits Slovakia, meets FicoPhoto

New Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš visited Bratislava and was “welcomed home” by his Slovak counterpart. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Jan 2018, at 14:05

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (l) and his Slovak counterpart Robert Fico met on January 5, 2018.

Šefčovič: I have not considered running for president yet

Vice-president of the European Commission discusses presidential run, Brexit, and the new gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.By Marek Poracký8. Jan 2018, at 9:28

Vice-president of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič

Asylum seekers will get new guide about Slovakia

They should learn more about cultural specifics of the country. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Jan 2018, at 21:09

Syrian asylum seekers from Austria in Gabčíkovo

Critic of the Foreign Ministry quits diplomatic service in protest

Former deputy ambassador of the Slovak Embassy in Budapest, Rastislav Mojto, did not have his contract prolonged due to an open conflict with the ministry leadership. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Jan 2018, at 20:55

Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák

IOM launches free Slovak language courses for foreigners

The international centre will again open in 2018 free Slovak courses for foreigners outside the EU, both for beginners and advanced learners. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Jan 2018, at 13:16

Courses for adults, illustrative stock photo

The Guardian calls Bratislava “a pulsing and charming city”

British newspaper hailed the capital of the country that gained sovereignty on January 1, 1993. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Jan 2018, at 13:12

New Year´s Eve fireworks in Bratislava

Kažimír is the 2018 European Finance Minister of the Year

The Slovak Finance Minister was recognized by the specialised monthly magazine. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Jan 2018, at 21:53

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Slovakia becomes UNHRC member for three years

It is an international reward for its former and current human rights activities, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Jan 2018, at 13:54

Slovak Foreign Minister and chairman of the 72nd UN general assembly, Miroslav Lajčák.

American hotelier discovered a hidden gem in Slovakia: Top stories of 2017

Slovak extremists went for a hike but made an error on the way, amusing the internet. Their story, as well as Slovakia's best hiking trails, are among The Slovak Spectator’s 10 most popular in 2017. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Dec 2017, at 22:05

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