https://spectator.sme.sk/atomrss_title1970-01-01T01:00:00Zrss_subtitlePetit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517685/slovak-ambassador-for-london-becomes-european-diplomat-of-the-year.htmlSlovak Ambassador in London became European Diplomat of the Year2017-04-26T07:00:08ZĽubomír 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.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517737/cultural-centre-for-expats-to-be-built-in-bratislava.htmlCultural centre for expats to be built in Bratislava2017-04-26T06:56:39ZThe World Association of Slovaks Living Abroad will specify the details only after purchasing the building.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517235/schwechat-airport-scares-with-bratislava.htmlSchwechat airport scares with Bratislava2017-04-25T13:48:58ZThe biggest airport in Austria is lobbying to construct a third runway, using Slovakia as a deterrent example.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517233/309-people-granted-slovak-citizenship-in-2015.html309 people granted Slovak citizenship in 20152017-04-25T13:41:35Z66 percent of them went to non-EU citizens.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516779/eu-parliaments-to-create-joint-group-to-supervise-europol-activities.htmlEU parliaments to create joint group to supervise Europol activities2017-04-24T22:34:18ZIts first session is planned for the autumn.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516260/the-french-in-slovakia-would-opt-for-macron-analyst-sees-him-as-winner-too.htmlThe French in Slovakia would opt for Macron; analyst sees him as winner, too2017-04-24T15:04:44ZFrench 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.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513046/facebook-blocked-genuine-russian-embassys-site-left-the-false-one.htmlFacebook blocked genuine Russian Embassy’s site, left the false one2017-04-20T13:41:22ZFalse Facebook sites of the Russian embassies in Slovakia and the Czech Republic confused Facebook to the point that it blocked the official ones.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512968/slovak-military-participates-in-2017-summer-shield.htmlSlovak military participates in 2017 Summer Shield2017-04-20T13:36:07ZSlovak soldiers are participating in the international military drill in Latvia with almost 1,700 soldiers in total.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512664/googles-artificial-intelligence-system-translates-slovak-more-accurately.htmlGoogle's Artificial intelligence system translates Slovak more accurately2017-04-20T06:24:03ZThe new feature uses neural networks to make better translations between Slovak and English.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511771/algayerova-appointed-to-head-un-economic-commission-for-europe.htmlAlgayerová appointed to head UN Economic Commission for Europe2017-04-18T23:08:28ZSlovak diplomat – who was once “shadow” foreign minister of the Smer party – will become an official of a UN economic body.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508159/kosice-to-answer-unescos-open-call.htmlKošice to answer UNESCO's open call2017-04-13T00:06:35ZThe eastern-Slovak metropolis has decided to vie for membership of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20506478/slovakia-is-vulnerable-to-russian-influence.htmlSlovakia is vulnerable to Russian influence2017-04-11T13:26:41ZThe only country more vulnerable is Hungary.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20506474/slovakia-will-help-renovate-schools-for-refugees.htmlSlovakia will help renovate schools for refugees2017-04-11T13:21:07ZThanks to the project, about 4,000 children aged six to 18 will be able to visit school facilities in the Middle East.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502926/tightened-schengen-checks-may-slow-travel.htmlTightened Schengen checks may slow travel2017-04-06T22:48:40ZBratislava airport recommends those travelling outside the Schengen zone to arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before the departure.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502211/slovakia-does-not-want-soros-uni.htmlSlovakia does not want Soros’ uni2017-04-06T14:13:04ZAfter a new law passed in Hungary, the Central European University may have to leave the country – but it is unlikely to move to Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20500919/police-officers-dispatched-to-macedonia.htmlPolice officers dispatched to Macedonia2017-04-04T23:14:41ZIt is the second group tasked with protecting the borders with Greece.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20500324/slovakia-may-serve-as-transit-country-for-smuggling-hazardous-substances.htmlSlovakia may be used for smuggling hazardous substances2017-04-04T13:58:32ZWhile Slovakia is not a target of chemical weapons, the substances needed for them may be smuggled through the country.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499877/president-kiska-sends-condolences-to-his-russian-counterpart-for-metro-explosion-in-st-petersburg.htmlPresident Kiska sends condolences to Putin for metro explosion in St. Petersburg2017-04-03T21:47:51ZNo Slovaks appear to be among victims of the metro explosion.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496508/tasr-withdraws-from-contract-with-pro-putin-newswire.htmlTASR withdraws from contract with pro-Putin newswire2017-03-30T14:22:47ZSlovak public-service TASR newswire after one month withdrew from the agreement with pro-Putin newswire Sputnik, after it has drawn media attention and criticism.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496384/post-brexit-immigration-rules-to-be-settled-as-early-as-possible.htmlPost-Brexit immigration rules to be settled “as early as possible”2017-03-30T12:23:00ZBrexit is on, but it is unclear where it will leave UK citizens living in Slovakiahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496409/brexit-is-citizenship-an-answer.htmlBrexit: Is citizenship an answer?2017-03-30T12:22:07ZCitizenship has become a much more frequently discussed issue among Brits living in Slovakia and Slovaks living in the UK following the Brexit vote.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495940/investigator-we-have-cases-where-parents-have-sold-their-own-daughters-for-sex.htmlInvestigator: We have cases where parents have sold their own daughters for sex2017-03-29T23:55:58ZThe price of a human when trafficked on the black market is between €3,500 and €20,000.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496097/kpmg-slovakia-among-eu-countries-at-greatest-risk-after-brexit.htmlKPMG: Slovakia among EU countries at greatest risk after Brexit2017-03-29T23:15:23ZSlovakia's economy is among those that will be most impacted by Brexit, the latest studies have shown.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495598/human-trafficking-also-concerns-slovaks-they-are-mostly-sold-to-the-uk.htmlHuman trafficking also concerns Slovaks. They are mostly sold to the UK2017-03-29T17:14:25ZThe focus has recently been shifting from women to men. They are sold into forced work, to carry out jobs nobody else wants to do.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495581/fico-we-want-the-uk-to-fulfil-commitments.htmlFico: We want the UK to fulfil commitments2017-03-29T13:27:53ZThe prime ministers of the Visegrad Group commented on the UK’s obligations linked to its departure from the EU.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494609/most-young-people-trust-the-eu.htmlMost young people trust the EU2017-03-28T14:15:46ZSlovakia has the highest share of young Eurosceptics among the surveyed countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20493854/a-soldier-wounded-in-afghanistan-is-stabilised.htmlA soldier wounded in Afghanistan is stabilised2017-03-27T23:00:02ZIf possible, the soldier will be transported to the military hospital in Ružomberok.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20492803/mendoza-a-news-story-can-change-the-world.htmlMendoza: A news story can change the world2017-03-27T16:40:00ZEvery journalist and editor has the responsibility to take a story beyond their daily beat, says Martha Mendoza, one of the team of four women who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their “Seafood from Slaves” investigation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20493522/fico-i-cannot-see-another-living-space-for-slovakia-than-eu.htmlFico: I cannot see another living space for Slovakia than EU2017-03-27T12:53:20ZAfter the Rome Declaration was adopted unanimously at the ceremonial summit of 27 European-Union member states in Rome, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that it has made it clear that the Union wants to carry on united.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20491271/baby-friendly-hospitals-should-lose-unicef-certificate.htmlBaby friendly hospitals should lose UNICEF certificate2017-03-23T21:54:06ZOver the past few years, none of 30 Slovak hospitals with the certificate have asked to be inspected by UNICEF.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20490843/foreign-ministry-no-slovaks-reported-among-injured-in-london.htmlForeign Ministry: No Slovaks reported among injured in London2017-03-23T15:28:23ZThe Slovak Foreign Ministry has obtained no information indicating that Slovak nationals were among the injured in the London terrorist attacks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20490811/bill-to-allow-foreigners-seasonal-work-without-temporary-visa.htmlBill to allow foreigners seasonal work without temporary visa2017-03-23T15:25:20ZForeigners from countries outside the European Union will be allowed to get seasonal jobs even without having a temporary residence visa in Slovakia, due to a bill passed in parliament on March 23.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489812/drunken-slovak-pilot-pleads-guilt.htmlDrunken Slovak pilot pleads guilt2017-03-22T13:45:16ZThe judge is expected to issue a verdict in early April.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488998/sis-foreign-countries-try-to-impact-public-opinion.htmlSIS: Foreign countries try to impact public opinion2017-03-21T14:01:03ZThe intelligence agency focuses on, among other things, tense relations between Russia and the West and related propaganda activities.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488978/environmentalists-send-letter-to-usa.htmlEnvironmentalists send letter to USA2017-03-21T13:47:43ZThey describe Trump as an enemy of environmental protection who cast doubts on serious environmental threats.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485820/faq-state-citizenship-of-the-slovak-republic.htmlFAQ: State citizenship of the Slovak Republic2017-03-17T13:30:31ZThe Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to acquiring and losing Slovak state citizenship.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485494/fico-slovakia-must-be-at-the-heart-of-eu-affairs.htmlFico: Slovakia must be at the heart of EU affairs2017-03-16T23:15:57ZPrime Minister again praised the Slovak presidency of the EU Council.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483481/killing-of-young-gdr-citizen-on-czechoslovak-border-was-a-crime.htmlKilling of young GDR citizen on Czechoslovak border was a crime2017-03-14T21:31:44ZHartmut Tautz killing is ruled illegal. After his name has been rehabilitated, his family is entitled to damage compensation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20481857/venice-commission-refuse-kiskas-no.htmlVenice Commission refuse Kiska's "No"2017-03-13T13:57:38ZThe Venice Commission refused to step in as arbiter and will let Slovakia resolve its own issue of Consitutional Court judge vacancies.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20481808/lecture-by-martha-mendoza-modern-day-slavery.htmlPulitzer prize winning journalist: Public lecture in Bratislava and Košice2017-03-13T10:32:32ZMartha Mendoza will talk in Slovakia about stories which are showing the new face of a modern day slavery. Register now for the lecture for free.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479662/slovakias-legal-migrants-increase-but-the-numbers-of-illegal-migrants-fall.htmlSlovakia's legal migrants increase but the numbers of illegal migrants fall2017-03-09T22:42:34ZThere are currently 93,000 foreigners legally residing in Slovakia, making up 1.7 percent of the population.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477201/ziga-we-can-cooperate-with-iran-in-peaceful-use-of-nuclear-energy.htmlŽiga: We can cooperate with Iran in peaceful use of nuclear energy2017-03-07T14:04:29ZSlovakia and Iran could cooperate in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, Slovak's visit to the latter country shows.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20476482/two-syrians-from-germany-arrested-in-slovakia-for-smuggling-migrants.htmlTwo Syrians from Germany arrested in Slovakia for smuggling migrants2017-03-06T21:03:17ZThey face 10 years in prison if convicted.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20475990/pm-brexit-talks-should-not-leave-eu-only-with-disadvantages.htmlPM: Brexit talks should not leave EU only with disadvantages2017-03-06T13:39:58ZIf a multi-speed European Union turns into reality, Slovakia has to and wants to be at the core of integration, the Slovak PM said.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20472573/slovakia-and-hungary-to-construct-two-electricity-links.htmlSlovakia and Hungary to construct two electricity links2017-03-02T06:40:30ZTwo new cross-border links of electricity networks between Slovakia and Hungary will be introduced soon, with a total investment exceeding €80 million.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20472566/korcok-extraordinary-eu-summit-on-brexit-to-take-place-in-april.htmlKorčok: Extraordinary EU summit on Brexit to take place in April2017-03-02T06:36:09ZSlovak ministries coordinate their preparation for Brexit negotiations. Slovakia and remaining member states should coordinate their stance before the April summit.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20471911/the-uk-will-close-borders-already-in-march.htmlThe UK will close borders already in March2017-03-01T13:29:39ZRestrictions will concern only people who would like to move to the country after March 2017.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20468956/poles-swedes-rid-europe-of-slovak-arms.htmlPoles, Swedes rid Europe of Slovak arms2017-03-01T10:14:47ZEuropol estimates that criminals have smuggled around 10,000 Slovak weapons into the EU market.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467525/slovakia-hopes-to-host-the-seat-of-the-european-medicines-agency.htmlSlovakia hopes to host the seat of the European Medicines Agency2017-02-23T22:18:10ZThis issue will be part of settling the relationship between the EU and Great Britain.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467014/amnesty-international-slams-slovak-discrimination-against-roma.htmlAmnesty International slams Slovak discrimination against Roma2017-02-23T14:53:32ZThe organization's report also points to Fico and anti-migrant rhetoric.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20466609/development-aid-to-increase-by-10-percent-y-o-y-most-to-afghanistan-kenya-and-moldova.htmlDevelopment aid to increase by 10 percent y-o-y2017-02-22T23:26:41ZSlovakia will increase expenditure with neither spheres nor target countries changing substantially.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465109/it-takes-nuts-to-help-kenyans.htmlIt takes nuts to help Kenyans2017-02-22T14:32:08ZSlovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465011/police-officers-may-help-in-the-mediterranean.htmlPolice officers may help in the Mediterranean2017-02-21T13:49:46ZTheir task will be to check vessels in the sea to curtail human smuggling.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20464235/bratislava-city-council-turns-down-rental-contract-with-us-embassy.htmlBratislava city council turns down rental contract with US Embassy2017-02-20T22:01:49ZThe embassy has progressed in finding a new site for relocation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20463961/sas-denies-russian-media-reports-on-its-support-of-slexit.htmlSaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit2017-02-20T13:55:20ZThe opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20463955/us-philosopher-with-slovak-roots-michael-novak-dies.htmlUS philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies2017-02-20T13:52:47ZThe man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461637/nato-ministers-alliance-needs-a-stronger-eastern-border.htmlNATO ministers: Alliance needs a stronger eastern border2017-02-16T22:19:05ZSlovak defence minister met with his colleagues in Brusselshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461050/olaf-investigates-background-of-medical-symposium-in-slovakia.htmlOLAF investigates medical symposium in Slovakia2017-02-16T14:14:33ZThe medical symposium taking place in the Orava region of Slovakia lured participants with skiing, folklore and plum brandy – financed largely from EU funds.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461059/spacek-is-new-government-proxy-for-gabcikovo-nagymaros-dispute.htmlŠpaček is new government proxy for Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros dispute2017-02-16T14:01:33ZAs the incumbent government proxy for the international dispute concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros waterworks got another international position, he will be replaced by another Slovak.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20460466/group-trafficking-slovak-victims-is-dismantled.htmlGroup trafficking Slovak victims is dismantled2017-02-15T23:55:34ZPolice detained five people and seized extensive evidence during house searches.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20460182/president-met-with-ban-ki-moon-in-kenya.htmlPresident met with Ban Ki-moon in Kenya2017-02-15T14:04:51ZThey discussed the challenges of the 72nd UN General Assembly and mutual collaboration between Slovakia and South Korea.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20459155/slovak-aid-projects-improve-situation-in-kenya.htmlSlovak aid projects improve situation in Kenya2017-02-14T13:54:28ZThe Slovak president visited Kenya for the first time and highlighted the exchange of experiences between the two countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20458421/slovak-presidency-of-eu-did-not-interest-eurosceptics.htmlSlovak presidency of EU did not interest Eurosceptics2017-02-13T23:23:55ZSlovak Presidency of the EU Council resonated in two thirds of the population, however, it had no impact on perception of the EU.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20455281/roaming-fees-to-end-this-summer.htmlRoaming fees to end this summer2017-02-09T14:24:11ZIn June 2017, roaming fees within the different countries of the EU will end for calling, sending short text messages and surfing on the internet.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454895/slovak-scientist-receives-award-from-american-ceramic-society.htmlSlovak scientist receives award from American Ceramic Society2017-02-08T23:47:54ZHead of science academy receives award during US trip.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454807/slovakia-has-the-sixth-lowest-number-of-foreigners-in-the-eu.htmlSlovakia has the sixth lowest number of foreigners in the EU2017-02-08T23:29:08ZThe most common myth is that too many foreigners live in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454752/slovak-helping-in-greece-tough-weather-conditions-causing-trouble-in-refugee-camps.htmlSlovak helping in Greece: Tough weather conditions causing trouble in refugee camps2017-02-08T19:25:40ZBetter education would help Slovaks understand the people that end up becoming refugees, says Monika Svetlíkova.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454280/slovak-osce-mission-member-is-an-extremist.htmlUPDATED: Slovak OSCE mission member is an extremist2017-02-08T13:39:55ZThe organisation has distanced itself from his statements, while the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry has cancelled its permission for him to serve in the mission.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20449782/kiska-discusses-actual-situation-in-ukraine-with-poroshenko.htmlKiska discusses current situation in Ukraine with Poroshenko2017-02-02T22:33:46ZThe president repeated that Slovakia has not forgotten about Ukraine.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20449724/trumps-regulation-prevents-slovak-mep-from-entering-usa.htmlTrump’s regulation prevents Slovak MEP from entering USA2017-02-02T22:21:37ZSecurity services stopped Slovak MEP Branislav Škripek at Istanbul airport.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448834/military-technology-will-be-moved-through-slovakia.htmlMilitary technology will be moved through Slovakia2017-02-01T23:36:53ZThe movements will take place between February 7 and 12.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448863/pellegrini-opens-honorary-consulate-in-haifa.htmlSlovakia opens honorary consulate in Haifa2017-02-01T22:52:44ZJosef Pickel becomes the Slovak honorary consul to Israel.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448642/trump-to-lure-us-firms-back-how-will-this-impact-slovakia.htmlTrump to lure US firms back. How will this impact Slovakia?2017-02-01T17:41:49ZCorporate tax in the US could be reduced – the administration considers decreasing income taxes of legal entities from 35 to 15 or 20 percent. The question is how it will influence Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448237/slovakia-and-japan-agree-on-social-securities.htmlSlovakia and Japan agree on social securities2017-02-01T14:41:43ZIt is the first agreement of its kind signed between Slovakia and Japan.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448226/trump-may-draw-inspiration-from-slovak-oligarchs.htmlTrump may draw inspiration from Slovak oligarchs2017-02-01T14:02:10ZSlovakia has appeared twice in the stories published by the US media in the past few days.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20447333/police-to-check-slovak-soldiers-in-ukraine.htmlPolice to check Slovak soldiers in Ukraine2017-01-31T14:23:58ZThe law enabling the prosecution of nationals fighting in organised armed group abroad has been valid for more than a year, but as yet nobody has been charged.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20446838/polish-president-decorates-slovak-soldiers.htmlPolish President decorates Slovak soldiers2017-01-30T21:16:09ZThe soldiers received Poland's Afghanistan Star medal for excellent performance in carrying out their duties with the Polish contingent in Afghanistan.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20446148/fico-eu-only-errand-boys-of-america-regarding-some-issues.htmlFico: EU only errand boys of America regarding some issues2017-01-30T14:17:48ZThe Slovak PM opined that relations between Russia and America should be revised without delay – and that sanctions against Russia should be scrapped, first by the US and then by EU as a whole.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20443878/the-group-of-jokers-say-goodbye-to-uk.htmlA group of jokers says goodbye to UK2017-01-26T21:54:00ZThe group created a message for the Brits on a pond with an area of 18,000 square metres .https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20443149/slovakia-needs-to-prepare-for-brexit-homecomers.htmlSlovakia needs to prepare for Brexit homecomers2017-01-26T13:30:21ZWith approximately 75,000 Slovaks living and working in the UK the question arises: will the "hard Brexit" send some of them home?https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20443026/supreme-court-asks-court-of-justice-whether-it-can-grant-protection-to-asylum-seeker.htmlSupreme Court asks EU court about protection to asylum-seeker2017-01-26T00:01:26ZThe Slovak Supreme Court suspends one specific asylum procedure to ask the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) two prejudicial questions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20442989/lajcak-opens-montenegrin-honorary-consulate-in-bratislava.htmlLajčák opens Montenegrin honorary consulate in Bratislava2017-01-25T23:29:37ZA new diplomatic representation has been opened in the Slovak capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441990/nato-opens-its-forces-integration-unit-in-bratislava.htmlNATO opens its forces integration unit in Bratislava2017-01-24T22:37:32ZA total of 41 soldiers will be assigned to the Slovak unit.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441986/slovakia-will-send-humanitarian-aid-to-italy.htmlSlovakia will send humanitarian aid to Italy2017-01-24T22:23:34ZIt will be distributed to the cities of Norcia and Foligno.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441457/slovaks-in-the-uk-dont-have-to-fear-brexit.htmlSlovaks in the UK don’t have to fear Brexit2017-01-24T13:13:10ZFor now, the UK is still a proper member of the EU, the Slovak Embassy in London informed.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20440360/slovak-politicians-thank-obama-wish-success-to-donald-trump.htmlSlovak politicians thank Obama, wish success to Donald Trump2017-01-23T13:48:36ZTop Slovak politicians and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs react to the inauguration of new US President, Donald Trump, while also summing up the work of his predecessor Barack Obama.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20440334/iom-through-slovakia-over-1000-refugees-already-resettled.htmlIOM: Through Slovakia, over 1,000 refugees already resettled2017-01-23T13:42:49ZAlthough Slovakia is not the ultimate destination country for refugees, it serves as transit country for them.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437522/french-ambassador-slovakia-is-very-pro-european.htmlFrench Ambassador: Slovakia is very pro-European2017-01-20T06:30:00ZAmbassador Leonzi is talking about President Andrej Kiska's visit to France, economic ties between France and Slovakia, and security measures adopted after the terrorist attacks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20438047/hungary-accepts-the-malinova-case.htmlHungary accepts the Malinová case2017-01-19T21:26:49ZThe case of Hedviga Malinová ends in Slovakia after 10 years, and moves to Hungarian courts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437561/mep-manka-the-first-slovak-in-the-leadership-of-european-parliament.htmlMEP Maňka the first Slovak in the leadership of European Parliament2017-01-19T13:47:35ZMEP for the coalition Smer party Vladimír Maňka became the first Slovak to join leading position for the EU Parliament.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437507/fico-eu-should-not-emerge-from-brexit-talks-weakened-and-uk-strengthened.htmlFico: EU should not emerge from Brexit talks weakened and UK strengthened2017-01-19T13:43:19ZAt the event marking the end of Slovakia's Council of EU presidency, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico commented on the issue of Brexit that greatly impacted the six-month period.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20436031/brexit-to-make-life-of-slovaks-in-the-uk-harder.htmlBrexit to make life of Slovaks in the UK harder2017-01-17T23:29:49ZThe UK wants to have control over migration to the country, Theresa May says in her Brexit speech.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20435596/the-last-astronaut-on-the-moon-dies.htmlThe last astronaut on the Moon dies2017-01-17T13:39:45ZAstronaut Eugene Cernan was of Slovak and Czech origin.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20435571/slovak-diplomat-gets-an-important-council-of-europe-post.htmlSlovak diplomat gets an important Council of Europe post2017-01-17T13:24:39ZThe new head of the Council of Europe’s Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to help improve the situation in the country.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20435161/fico-oecd-will-conduct-audit-of-anti-corruption-legislation-in-slovakia.htmlFico: OECD will conduct audit of anti-corruption legislation in Slovakia2017-01-16T23:01:36ZThe audit is designed to determine whether anti-corruption legislation is effective and standard, and whether it could pose an obstacle to economic growth.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20431760/british-queen-awards-slovak-honorary-consul-in-new-zealand.htmlBritish Queen awards Slovak honorary consul in New Zealand2017-01-12T14:00:59ZThe Honorary Consul of Slovakia to New Zealand got the New Zealand Order of Merit from Elizabeth II.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20430673/soldiers-likely-to-leave-for-mission-in-latvia.htmlSoldiers likely to leave for mission in Latvia2017-01-11T13:51:15ZThe government approves the deployment, but it still needs to be okayed by parliament.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20427404/eu-presidency-seen-as-a-success.htmlEU presidency seen as a success2017-01-10T14:29:55ZSlovakia’s first-ever EU presidency took place in unprecedented and turbulent times. Slovakia managed well, although some programme points remain unfulfilled.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20429665/slovak-finance-minister-to-reportedly-lead-top-eurogroup-post.htmlSlovak finance minister to reportedly lead top Eurogroup post2017-01-10T13:28:59ZWould be an honour, but he does not want to be part of speculations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20429656/slovak-will-lead-a-simulated-international-mission-to-mars.htmlSlovak will lead a simulated international mission to Mars2017-01-10T13:25:47ZMichaela Musilová will test the durability of colostrum and beta glucan, natural products developed and produced in Slovakia by small innovative firms