https://spectator.sme.sk/r/23/international/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator2809-02-23T15:19:42ZSlovakia'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/20766918/discrimination-against-roma-remains-widespread-in-slovakia-says-amnesty-international-report.htmlDiscrimination against Roma remains widespread in Slovakia says Amnesty International report2018-02-22T22:19:59ZThe report points to discrimination against Roma in Slovakia, systemic segregation of Roma children in education and Slovakia’s complaint against mandatory refugee relocation quotas.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766389/cabinet-okays-trade-agreement-with-canada.htmlCabinet okays trade agreement with Canada2018-02-22T14:11:51ZCETA will have a positive impact on bilateral trade between Slovakia and Canada, according to the Economy Ministry.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766377/slovakia-will-give-8-million-for-solving-migration-problems.htmlSlovakia will give €8 million for solving migration problems2018-02-22T14:05:08ZThe money will mostly go to Libya.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766049/new-medium-for-hungarian-minority-receives-money-from-orban.htmlNew medium for Hungarian minority receives money from Orbán2018-02-21T20:28:16ZThe publisher, foundation Pro Media, does not consider it problematic.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765991/keep-your-passport-at-hand-on-your-trip-to-austria.htmlKeep your passport at hand on your trip to Austria2018-02-21T16:19:55ZThere are no internal border controls on the Austrian-Slovak border. Yet, the Austrian police check cars and buses heading to Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765858/italy-points-to-illegal-state-aid-as-embraco-announces-relocation-to-slovakia.htmlItaly points to “illegal state aid” as Embraco announces relocation to Slovakia2018-02-21T13:56:42ZThe decision to shift production follows in the footsteps of US conglomerate Honeywell, which reportedly also plans to close its Italian plant and move to Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765376/did-labour-partys-chair-have-links-to-czechoslovak-secret-agent.htmlDid Labour Party’s chair have links to Czechoslovak secret agent?2018-02-20T21:09:29ZBritish MPs might ask Ján Sarkocy to provide evidence on his meetings with several Labour politicians.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765054/number-of-foreigners-applying-for-a-stay-in-slovakia-has-considerably-increased.htmlMore foreigners have applied for a stay in Slovakia2018-02-20T13:58:14ZThis reflects the increased demands of employers, especially due to new or expanding investments, the Border and Foreigners’ Police points out.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762003/slovaks-invited-to-join-international-call-for-dieselgate-compensation.htmlSlovaks invited to join international call for dieselgate compensation2018-02-15T22:47:44ZSo far 700 Slovak car owners with manipulated software responded to the call.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761425/the-very-first-slovak-receives-japans-order-of-the-rising-sun.htmlThe very first Slovak receives Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun2018-02-15T12:45:46ZMP František Šebej views the award as “the story of Slovak karate”.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761068/a-slovak-soldier-dies-in-bosnia.htmlA Slovak soldier dies in Bosnia2018-02-14T20:24:45ZHis health declined quickly, and he later died in a hospital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759851/european-commission-to-decide-on-further-steps-in-air-quality.htmlEuropean Commission to decide on further steps in air quality later2018-02-13T13:53:54ZSlovakia has found itself among the countries required to file new air quality plans to the European Commission, unless ready to face the Court of Justice later this year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759483/eset-rejects-allegations-raised-by-russia-of-cooperation-with-the-cia.htmlEset rejects allegations raised by Russia of cooperation with the CIA2018-02-12T23:43:07ZSlovak cyber security company stresses that one of its principles is to stay neutral on any political or geopolitical issue.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756632/slovak-meps-have-mixed-opinions-on-annual-clock-change.htmlSlovak MEPs have mixed opinions on annual clock change2018-02-08T20:34:09ZSome support scrapping the bi-annual time change and others are against.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754340/the-ec-court-of-justice-gives-right-to-private-health-insurers.htmlCourt: Slovak government put private health insurers at a disadvantage2018-02-06T14:01:58ZThe Court of Justice of the European Union issued a ruling concerning the alleged unjustified help to state-run insurance company.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750904/from-liptovsky-mikulas-to-podunajske-biskupice.htmlFrom Liptovský Mikuláš to Podunajské Biskupice2018-01-31T23:00:00ZA young boy hid in a pigsty, escaped deportation as the only one of his family.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750902/six-refugees-in-a-cabin.htmlSix refugees in a cabin2018-01-31T23:00:00ZThanks God we would help those who needed in, Jan Balciar wrote years later.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750894/the-bardejov-rescuers.htmlThe Bardejov rescuers2018-01-31T23:00:00ZThe policeman, the mailman, the Aryanizer and the villager helped people from Bardejov escape deportations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750891/saving-people-with-baptism.htmlSaving people with baptism2018-01-31T23:00:00ZEvangelical priest would baptise Jews to save them from certain death.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750890/hiding-in-the-mountains.htmlHiding in the mountains2018-01-31T23:00:00ZThe rescuers of the Friedman family pretended their distant relatives were staying with them.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750887/righteous-among-the-nations-2018-Slovakia.htmlIsrael awards 12 Slovaks as Righteous Among the Nations2018-01-31T23:00:00ZDuring World War II, they saved people from certain death. These are their stories.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20749624/judicial-council-sends-ivan-rumana-to-luxembourg.htmlJudicial Council sends Ivan Rumana to Luxembourg2018-01-30T13:52:43ZAfter several failed attempts, the Judicial Council wants to send a judge of the Supreme Court who had been an intern at the General Court of the European Union to the vacant Slovak chair in the latter body.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20748766/a-suspected-terrorist-spent-two-weeks-in-slovakia.htmlA suspected terrorist spent two weeks in Slovakia2018-01-29T13:32:07ZIt is very worrying that a terrorist stayed for two weeks in the country as a Libyan diplomat, Slovak media write.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20748741/slovak-politicians-congratulate-czech-president-milos-zeman-on-re-election.htmlFico: I have always perceived Zeman as an intelligent and experienced politician2018-01-29T13:21:10ZSlovak politicians congratulate Czech President Miloš Zeman on his re-election.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20747052/czech-campaign-uses-hoaxes-to-attack-candidates.htmlCzech campaign uses hoaxes to attack candidates2018-01-29T07:46:53ZThe second round of the Czech presidential election has been characterized by manipulated information and hoaxes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20180270/faq-non-eu-citizens-dealing-with-immigration-authorities.htmlFAQ: Non-EU citizens - dealing with immigration authorities2018-01-26T20:00:00ZThe Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to dealing with immigration authorities, in this case with the Slovakia Border and Alien Police (official name) also known as the Foreigner Police.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20745078/countries-with-most-polluted-air-including-slovakia-face-sanctions-from-brussels.htmlSlovakia faces sanctions for polluted air2018-01-24T13:08:42ZIf member states do not demonstrate sufficient effort in solving the issue of air pollution, the European Commission will sue them in the Court of Justice of the European Union.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740387/slovakia-the-biggest-challenge-of-the-osce-presidency-is-to-find-consensus-and-dialogue.htmlSlovakia: The biggest challenge of the OSCE presidency is to find consensus and dialogue2018-01-18T05:40:14ZInclusion, transparency and cooperation are the three main requirements to implement dialogue, which have become the main characteristics of Slovakia’s presidency of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC).https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739861/centre-for-roma-rights-sues-slovak-interior-minister-over-discrimination.htmlCentre for Roma Rights sues Slovak interior minister over discrimination2018-01-17T13:48:59ZAfter 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 Centre (ERRC) is taking the ministry to court over discrimination.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739060/slovaks-in-the-uk-do-not-have-to-fear-brexit.htmlSlovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit2018-01-16T13:47:47ZBrexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738075/drahos-beat-zeman-according-to-czech-voters-living-in-slovakia.htmlDrahoš beat Zeman, according to Czech voters living in Slovakia2018-01-15T15:21:05ZCzech voters living in Slovakia voted differently than those in the Czech Republic during the Czech Presidential Election.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735936/slovakia-declared-safe-for-us-tourists.htmlSlovakia declared safe for US tourists2018-01-11T21:31:49ZThe US Department of State wants to provide travellers with clear, timely, and reliable information.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735446/czech-president-zeman-attacks-dubcek.htmlCzech President Zeman attacks Dubček2018-01-11T13:40:56ZThe statements were condemned by both Slovak culture minister and the Foreign Affairs Ministry.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735437/slovakia-will-support-further-european-integration.htmlSlovakia will support further European integration2018-01-11T13:35:42ZAt 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.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735164/government-approves-changes-in-slovakias-policy-towards-foreigners.htmlGovernment approves changes in Slovakia’s policy towards foreigners2018-01-10T23:25:52ZAmong other things, conditions for third-country nationals will change to comply with the 2016 EU directive.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20734330/invalids-abused-and-forced-to-beg.htmlInvalids abused and forced to beg2018-01-09T23:06:01ZThe human traffickers responsible may spend up to 12 years in prison.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20734305/police-report-that-slovakia-saw-highest-ever-number-of-illegal-migrants-in-2017.htmlSlovakia saw highest ever number of illegal migrants in 20172018-01-09T22:54:34ZMost of the cases were, however, people who did not leave after their legal stay permit expired.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733534/us-president-wilsons-14-points-an-important-milestone-in-slovak-us-relations.htmlUS President Wilson’s 14 Points an important milestone in Slovak-US relations2018-01-08T22:19:41ZSlovakia and the United States share several anniversaries in 2018.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733548/new-head-of-ec-representation-to-slovakia-takes-up-his-post.htmlNew head of EC Representation to Slovakia takes up his post2018-01-08T21:44:20ZLadislav Miko is replacing Dušan Chrenek.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733128/babis-visits-slovakia-meets-fico.htmlBabiš visits Slovakia, meets Fico2018-01-08T14:05:48ZNew Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš visited Bratislava and was “welcomed home” by his Slovak counterpart.