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/20607076/austrian-church-representatives-receive-medals.htmlAustrian church representatives receive medals2017-07-23T09:30:00ZThey received commemorative medals awarded on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the reformation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608355/welcome-of-slovak-apostolic-administrator-to-be-broadcast-online.htmlWelcome of Slovak apostolic administrator to be broadcast online2017-07-20T22:37:16ZLiturgy takes place in Parma, Ohio.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606613/slovak-children-are-lagging-behind-in-british-schools.htmlSlovak children are lagging behind in British schools2017-07-19T06:28:50ZSome Polish children at British schools have better results than the British.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606709/slovaks-and-a-pole-injured-on-mont-blanc.htmlSlovaks and a Pole injured on Mont Blanc2017-07-19T06:06:00ZThey were all on one rope, when the ledge they were standing on broke away.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603393/sns-will-not-support-istanbul-convention.htmlSNS will not support Istanbul Convention2017-07-13T23:18:22ZJustice Ministry suggests postponement to ratification of the convention.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602522/scientists-have-probably-discovered-the-weirdest-organism-in-the-world.htmlScientists have probably discovered the weirdest organism in the world2017-07-12T22:59:44ZA small cockroach belongs amongst the strangest creatures people have ever found.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601983/slovak-ambassador-receives-monacos-state-award.htmlSlovak ambassador receives Monaco’s state award2017-07-12T14:09:33ZMarek Eštok was decorated for his contribution in developing the relations between the two countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576461/ttip-talks-are-not-dead.htmlTTIP talks are not dead2017-07-10T06:30:00ZDespite positive declarations from the government, the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia is still waiting for significant, tangible results in the areas of the legislative process, corruption and efficient judiciary, said its executive director, Jake Slegers, in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576854/us-students-will-visit-kezmarok-hospital-every-two-years.htmlUS students will visit Kežmarok hospital every two years2017-07-09T09:30:00ZOne of the aims of the visit was a mutual exchange of experiences in educating nurses.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576851/us-ambassador-awards-a-special-tasks-regiment-soldier.htmlUS Ambassador awards a special tasks regiment soldier2017-07-08T09:30:00ZA member of the 5th Special Operations Regiment directly contributed to preserving the security and safety of hundreds of soldiers from a number of countries stationed at Camp Integrity in Afghanistan.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576456/hate-movements-have-never-done-any-good.htmlHate movements have never done any good2017-07-07T12:30:00ZFighting extremism gets to the essence of the US-Slovak relationship, says US Ambassador to Slovakia, Adam Sterling, in an interview with The Slovak Spectator about hate movements, the Paris Agreement, TTIP talks, and defence spending, among others.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576852/ambassadors-unveil-plaque-for-soldiers-killed-in-snp.htmlAmbassadors unveil plaque for soldiers killed in SNP2017-07-07T12:25:00ZThe main task of the US-British unit that was deployed in Slovakia in 1944 was to evacuate downed US and British pilots back to their airbase in Bari, Italy.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20574782/flexi-cards-program-tries-to-help-roma-find-employment.htmlFlexi Cards program tries to help Roma find employment2017-07-04T14:26:19ZSlovakia is one of eight central and eastern European countries participating in an international project to reduce barriers to work.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20574265/manager-of-one-of-the-biggest-refugee-camps-will-lead-discussion-in-bratislava.htmlManager of one of the biggest refugee camps will lead discussion in Bratislava2017-07-03T22:55:27ZKilian Klenschmidt will talk about dire conditions in the Za’atari camp in Jordan, situated close to the Syrian border.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20571541/parliament-speaker-feels-nostalgic-about-totalitarian-regime.htmlParliament Speaker says he feels nostalgic about totalitarian regime2017-06-30T00:15:46ZAndrej Danko, the head of SNS, is known for numerous slips of the tongue.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20568685/politics-and-businesses-endanger-the-freedom-of-media.htmlPolitics and businesses endanger the freedom of media2017-06-27T06:36:38ZLess than one-third of Slovaks believe the media outlets in the country.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20568671/poll-slovaks-want-to-be-at-the-core-of-the-eu.htmlPoll: Slovaks want to be at the core of the EU2017-06-27T06:27:33ZSlovaks see the EU advantages of a higher living standard, a developed economy and the possibilities for self-realisation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20564996/kiska-opens-slovak-honorary-consulate-in-split.htmlKiska opens Slovak honorary consulate in Split2017-06-21T22:14:59ZSlovak President Andrej Kiska opened the country’s Honorary Consulate in Split, Croatia – which is a popular holiday destination for his compatriots.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20564122/cuban-minister-we-dont-care-what-the-us-thinks-about-ties-with-slovakia.htmlCuban minister: We don’t care what the US thinks about ties with Slovakia2017-06-20T23:32:03ZBruno Rodriguez Parilla is the first Cuban foreign affairs minister to make an official visit to the independent Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20563580/antimonopoly-office-stops-investigation-of-presidency-orders.htmlUPDATED: Antimonopoly Office stops investigation of presidency orders2017-06-20T13:30:54ZThe Foreign Affairs Ministry welcomes the decision, but the ethics watchdog says the scrutiny lacked depth.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20563147/icelandic-catholics-receive-a-wooden-church-from-slovakia.htmlIcelandic Catholics receive a wooden church from Slovakia2017-06-19T22:39:42ZThe bishop of Reykjavík who is also the top representative of the Catholic Church in Iceland, comes from Slovakiahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20559565/gangland-boss-yegorov-has-been-detained-in-ukraine.htmlGangland boss Yegorov has been detained in Ukraine2017-06-15T14:44:22ZThe gang leader who had been charged with five murders in Slovakia has been detained in Ukraine.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20559196/conditions-for-temporary-stay-for-third-country-students-get-stricter.htmlConditions for temporary stay for third country students get stricter2017-06-14T23:49:49ZThe coalition SNS party pushed through changes to prevent alleged abuse of temporary residence by foreign students.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20559055/al-jazeera-reports-on-slovak-fascist-buster-and-also-on-kotleba.htmlAl-Jazeera reports on Slovak fascist-buster and also on Kotleba2017-06-14T23:31:10ZThe Arabian TV network has followed the operation of the Slovak extreme right and also how local activists oppose it.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20558131/blogger-bencik-awarded-european-citizens-prize-for-2017.htmlBlogger Benčík awarded European citizen's prize for 20172017-06-13T22:08:12ZHe will be honoured for his fight against extremist forces in society.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20557710/kalinak-voluntary-quota-system-has-failed.htmlKaliňak: voluntary quota system has failed2017-06-13T13:28:16ZOnly 12 percent of a total of 160,000 migrants have been relocated so far.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20557717/us-army-will-convoy-across-slovakia.htmlUS army will convoy across Slovakia2017-06-13T13:09:28ZDrivers should prepare for increased traffic on June 13 and 14.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20556723/kiska-voices-support-for-ukraine-as-visa-free-travel-launched.htmlKiska voices support for Ukraine as visa-free travel launched2017-06-12T13:47:44ZSlovak President Andrej Kiska offered encouragement to Ukraine on the June 11 introduction of visa-free travel between the EU and Ukraine.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20554214/bratislava-hosts-the-biggest-polyglot-gathering-in-the-world.htmlBratislava hosts the biggest polyglot gathering in the world2017-06-08T23:50:00ZParticipants at the gathering created a new Slovak record.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20554157/slovaks-mostly-work-in-the-service-sector-in-britain.htmlSlovaks mostly work in the service sector in Britain2017-06-08T23:23:23ZSlovak ambassador to UK sees Brexit as an impetus for Slovaks living there to reconsider whether to stay or return to Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20552911/celebrated-cobb-k-9-was-born-in-slovakia.htmlCelebrated Cobb K-9 was born in Slovakia2017-06-07T14:42:58ZGerman shepherd Bady had an immeasurable impact on the community, said the police department in the US state of Georgia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20552909/ft-bratislava-described-as-danube-valley.htmlFT: Bratislava described as Danube Valley2017-06-07T14:25:36ZFlying cars, cyber security and mobile apps from Slovakia are winning global recognition, according to the financial daily.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20551739/czech-president-refuses-proposal-to-honour-wwii-paratroopers.htmlCzech president refuses proposal to honour WWII paratroopers2017-06-06T13:45:14ZSlovak President Andrej Kiska later promoted Slovak to higher rank in memoriam.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20550806/slovak-politicians-diplomats-react-to-terrorist-attack-in-london.htmlSlovak politicians, diplomats react to terrorist attack in London2017-06-05T14:29:12ZThe Slovak president, prime minister, and foreign ministry expressed grief to the UK and offered recommendations for Slovaks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20550760/slovakias-rank-in-global-peace-index-falls-by-two-spots.htmlSlovakia's rank in Global Peace Index falls by two spots2017-06-05T14:14:00ZThe 2017 Global Peace Index finds that the world has became more peaceful in the past year, although the entire decade has been less so.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20547859/v4-residents-sceptical-about-childrens-future-in-their-countries-survey-says.htmlV4 residents sceptical about children’s future in their countries, survey says2017-06-01T14:23:08ZSurvey shows the trends and topics that most worry the residents of V4 countrieshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20547363/lajcak-elected-as-un-general-assembly-president.htmlLajčák elected as UN General Assembly President2017-05-31T23:40:34ZSlovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák has become the president of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20546881/dutch-ambassador-receives-golden-plaque.htmlDutch ambassador receives Golden Plaque2017-05-31T13:47:58ZRichard van Rijssen, whose mission ends soon, will be replaced by current representative of the Netherlands at the UN in Geneva.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20546470/penta-closes-down-important-czech-meat-factory.htmlPenta closes down important Czech meat factory2017-05-30T22:23:49ZThe shutdown of the Schneider meat-processing plant in the Czech city of Pilsen will leave 230 people jobless. Production is slated to be moved outside the Czech Republic.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20546024/slovakia-is-not-very-tolerant-towards-homosexuals.htmlSlovakia is not very tolerant towards homosexuals2017-05-30T13:37:25ZThe political momentum on LGBTI equality issues was not apparent in Slovakia after the 2016 parliamentary elections, according to the recently released report.