https://spectator.sme.sk/r/23/international/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676673/vienna-city-hall-illegal-clinic-from-bratislava-advertises-in-austria.htmlVienna City Hall: Illegal clinic from Bratislava advertises in Austria2017-10-19T23:24:38ZThe Bratislava regional authority turned its attention to the Adelais Clinique one year ago, following complaints of health complications by some patients.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675737/babis-i-am-not-a-crook.htmlBabiš: I am not a crook, read the story of Chirac or Berlusconi2017-10-19T17:44:11ZDespite a mounting list of scandals Andrej Babiš, the billionaire ex-finance minister of Slovak origin, and his ANO party remain the frontrunners in the Czech Republic’s October 20-21 general election.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675757/kiska-ratifies-the-kigali-amendment-on-reduction-of-greenhouse-gases.htmlKiska ratifies the Kigali amendment on reduction of greenhouse gases2017-10-18T23:20:30ZThe adoption of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol should reduce the global temperature by 0.5 °C.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675400/construction-of-bridge-connecting-slovakia-and-hungary-launched.htmlConstruction of bridge connecting Slovakia and Hungary launched2017-10-18T14:45:53ZA cross-border bridge connecting these two countries over the Danube River – through the towns of Komárno and Komárom – will fill the gap and insufficient capacity.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20673660/governmental-campaign-should-bring-slovaks-home-from-the-uk.htmlGovernmental campaign should bring Slovaks home from the UK2017-10-16T14:57:49ZThe Slovak cabinet plans to persuade its expats living and working in the UK with at least a bachelor degree to return home: a campaign offering specific jobs should help.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670334/blogger-jan-bencik-receives-the-european-citizens-prize.htmlBlogger Ján Benčík receives the European Citizen's prize2017-10-12T00:16:15ZThe brave Slovak blogger and civil activist was nominated by a Slovak MEP.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670333/slovaks-are-the-friendliest-people-in-the-v4-region.htmlSlovaks are the friendliest people in the V4 region2017-10-11T23:34:03ZThe Visegrad Group countries share their fear of refugees and criticism of their treatment by western European countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669940/slovakia-is-30th-in-quality-of-life.htmlSlovakia is 30th in quality of life2017-10-11T14:22:57ZThe country moved one place up in the chart comparing social progress.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665585/lajcak-germany-is-crucial-for-the-un.htmlLajčák: Germany is crucial for the UN2017-10-07T09:30:00ZSlovakia and Germany signed a memorandum intended to deepen the cooperation between the two countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665687/astronaut-from-nasa-we-know-things-will-not-work.htmlAstronaut from NASA: We know things will not work2017-10-06T11:59:14ZAstronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger tells of training with NASA and how astronauts prepare for failures.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665858/drucker-bratislavas-aces-in-the-ema-bid-include-security-life-costs-and-culture.htmlDrucker: Bratislava’s aces in the EMA bid include security, life costs and culture2017-10-05T22:50:22ZThe Health minister and deputy transport minister officially presented Slovakia’s bid to provide the headquarters for the European Medicines Agency in Brussels.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20663687/slovak-extremists-are-preparing-a-joint-shooting-training-with-their-polish-counterparts.htmlSlovak extremists are preparing a joint shooting training with their Polish counterparts2017-10-03T13:46:55ZPolish extremists are organised to make a trip to Slovakia to train their shooting abilities.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20661029/it-would-be-artificial-to-look-for-differences.htmlIt would be artificial to look for differences2017-10-02T06:30:00ZCarmakers are aware they are being closely watched after Dieselgate, says German Ambassador Joachim Bleicker.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20658913/determined-exchange-students-make-their-start-in-bratislava.htmlDetermined exchange students make their start in Bratislava2017-09-27T11:27:18ZThey don't know what to expect yet but mostly share good first impressions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20658584/johnson-im-here-as-a-messenger.htmlJohnson: I’m here as a messenger2017-09-27T02:16:21ZThe British politician visited Slovakia, talking Brexit issues.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20657221/german-election-crucial-to-the-eus-future-as-well-as-slovakia.htmlGerman election crucial to the EU's future as well as Slovakia2017-09-25T15:45:05ZSlovak political parties and politicians congratulate German chancellor on the victory of her party in the Sunday, September 24 election; and the Foreign Ministry notes that her country remains a key partner in foreign politics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654807/state-secretary-of-environmental-ministry-holds-talks-with-chinese-minister.htmlState Secretary of Environmental Ministry holds talks with Chinese minister2017-09-22T01:33:40ZSpace for cooperation is in strategic water planning and integrated management of river basins.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654299/minister-lajcak-holds-talks-with-president-trump.htmlMinister Lajčák holds talks with president Trump2017-09-21T15:11:23ZThe topics of their talk included – among other issues – UN reform, the Middle East peace migration, human rights, North Korea and relations between the USA and Russia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653927/austria-launches-random-checks-close-to-slovakias-borders.htmlAustria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders2017-09-20T23:04:51ZRefugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653841/elite-anti-terrorist-units-from-europe-train-in-slovakia.htmlElite anti-terrorist units from Europe train in Slovakia2017-09-20T22:57:34ZThe Lešť training centre sees a special exercise for the members of anti-terrorist units from eight European countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652677/ny-times-highlights-partnership-in-a-roma-settlement.htmlNY Times highlights partnership in a Roma settlement2017-09-19T14:34:32ZNY Times reports on the achievements of Spišský Hrhov where the mayor decided to improve the integration of Roma.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652173/a-total-of-359-foreign-students-to-study-at-comenius-university-this-year.htmlA total of 359 foreign students to study at Comenius University this year2017-09-18T22:49:00ZMost of them are interested in the Management Facultyhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649703/slovakia-to-produce-barrels-for-swedish-mortars.htmlSlovakia to produce barrels for Swedish mortars2017-09-14T23:02:05ZThe system will be integrated in Swedish combat vehicles.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648920/slovakia-to-propose-third-bidder-for-eugc-judge.htmlSlovakia to propose third bidder for EUGC Judge2017-09-13T22:30:17ZAfter one candidate was turned down because of poor knowledge of French and another one got a negative opinion from the EU’s consultative committee, a third candidate for the European Union General Court, EUGC, is sought.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648479/foreigners-can-use-the-new-visa-app.htmlForeigners can use the new visa app2017-09-13T14:15:24ZThey find information necessary for coming to Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648472/ny-times-tolerant-spa-town-feels-the-chill-of-slovak-populism.htmlNY Times: Tolerant spa town feels the chill of Slovak populism2017-09-13T14:10:16ZIncidents against Muslims on the rise, the daily reports.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647993/lajcak-takes-over-top-un-post.htmlLajčák takes over top UN post2017-09-12T23:06:42ZThe UN General Assembly president has several important tasks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648011/new-apostolic-nuncio-gives-credentials-to-president-kiska.htmlNew apostolic nuncio gives credentials to president Kiska2017-09-12T22:03:44ZMonsignor Giacomo Ottonell replaces Mario Giordana who retired from official duties after reaching the canonical age of 75.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642878/fulbright-scholars-will-receive-no-fee-visas.htmlFulbright scholars will receive no-fee visas2017-09-06T14:18:09ZThe new procedure is expected to significantly ease the administrative burden.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642573/slovakias-lawsuit-against-the-eu-dismissed.htmlRefugee quota lawsuit is dead2017-09-06T12:13:25ZWe respect the court, but our stance toward quotas remains unchanged, says Fico.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642380/three-slovak-universities-are-listed-among-the-top-schools-in-the-world.htmlThree Slovak universities are listed among the top schools in the world2017-09-05T23:36:54ZTwo of the schools are situated in Bratislava and one in Košice.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641012/bill-gates-visited-slovakia.htmlBill Gates visited Slovakia2017-09-04T13:57:58ZThe computer mogul, founder of Microsoft and philanthropist Bill Gates supported his daughter.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20638780/iom-provides-grants-for-training-courses-to-non-eu-nationals.htmlIOM provides grants for training courses to non-EU nationals2017-08-31T15:36:30ZThird-country nationals who have come to Slovakia from outside the EU and wish to work in the country may apply for a financial grant to improve their prospects on the jobs market.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20637967/lajcak-visits-india-for-talks-with-the-indian-pm.htmlLajčák visits India for talks with the Indian PM2017-08-30T15:06:10ZThe visit was due to minister Lajčák assuming the post of president of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in September.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611366/how-to-be-an-intern-in-slovakia.htmlHow to be an intern in Slovakia2017-08-29T11:20:37ZThese 12 FAQs will give you the basics on internships for foreign students in Slovakia, based on the experiences of a Slovak Spectator intern.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20636860/traditional-slovak-language-and-culture-school-has-new-graduates.htmlTraditional Slovak language and culture school has new graduates2017-08-28T22:34:20Z144 participants from all around the world have received their certificates this yearhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20634292/slovak-soldiers-start-a-training-mission-in-the-area-of-the-mediterranean-sea.htmlSlovak soldiers start a training mission in the Mediterranean2017-08-25T00:12:52ZSlovak military policemen are part of a team under the German navy’s leadership.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20633382/slovak-woman-spends-two-days-at-a-bulgarian-airport-after-losing-her-id-card.htmlSlovak woman spends two days at a Bulgarian airport after losing her ID card2017-08-24T17:33:25ZShe had to wait for someone to deliver her passport before she could continue her holidayhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20633377/macron-and-fico-agree-on-commensurate-salaries-for-workers-posted-abroad.htmlMacron and Fico agree on commensurate salaries for workers posted abroad2017-08-24T01:00:28ZSlovak government approves of the Posting of Workers EU directive prior to the Salzburg meeting.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20632375/slovaks-participate-in-anti-terrorist-exercise-in-vienna.htmlSlovaks participate in anti-terrorist exercise in Vienna2017-08-23T02:12:14ZIt was the first combined training exercise of Austrian and foreign watercraft and helicopters in Austria.