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/20855057/skripek-maltese-government-sold-88000-schengen-visas-in-libya.htmlŠkripek: Maltese government sold 88,000 Schengen visas in Libya2018-06-21T22:24:57ZThis case could also be behind last year’s murder of an investigative Maltese journalist.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854576/slovak-activist-presented-in-the-house-of-lords.htmlSlovak activist invited to the House of Lords2018-06-21T12:59:57ZWorld-renowned expert Michal Kravčík talked about water solutions created in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854253/report-slovak-made-arms-could-end-up-in-terrorist-hands.htmlReport: Slovak-made arms could end up in terrorist hands2018-06-21T05:43:47ZA report published at GLOBSEC points out that arms coming form Slovakia were used in Charlie Hebdo and Munich mall attacks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853496/team-of-us-military-experts-to-arrive-in-slovakia.htmlTeam of US military experts to arrive in Slovakia2018-06-19T20:48:29ZA small American team will come to Slovakia on July 1 and stay for 18 months to train and consult local armed forces.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853128/verdicts-passed-in-the-case-of-71-migrants-found-dead-in-a-truck.htmlVerdicts passed in the case of 71 migrants found dead in a truck2018-06-19T13:47:41ZThe four main defendants heard their verdicts in the case of the refrigeration car in which 71 dead migrants were found.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852535/international-gang-manufactured-fake-marlboro-cigarettes-in-slovakia.htmlInternational gang manufactured fake Marlboro cigarettes in Slovakia2018-06-18T20:28:29ZPolice uncover the largest illegal manufacturer of cigarettes in Slovak history.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852090/czech-pm-files-lawsuit-against-slovakia-at-echr.htmlCzech PM files lawsuit against Slovakia at ECHR2018-06-18T13:09:52ZCzech Premier Andrej Babiš sues his homeland in the European Court for Human Rights in connection with records proving his collaboration with the communist-era secret police.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849770/bratislava-still-among-the-worlds-best-cities-for-freelancers.htmlBratislava still among the world’s best cities for freelancers2018-06-14T14:09:03ZThe capitals of the Czech Republic and Slovakia attract freelancers, the recent survey suggests.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848445/bbc-is-surprised-by-obsolete-slovak-mig-fighter-planes.htmlBBC is surprised by obsolete Slovak MIG fighter planes2018-06-12T21:08:57ZThe British BBC TV also wonders why Russian engineers maintain the fighter planes at a NATO base.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848427/slovak-teenager-travelled-to-derby-to-give-birth.htmlSlovak teenager left her baby in the UK shortly after giving birth2018-06-12T21:01:54ZThe Slovak rape victim travelled to Derby to give birth.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847934/german-ministry-warns-tourists-against-slovakia.htmlGerman ministry advises tourists to be cautious in Bratislava2018-06-12T13:47:28ZApart from the capital – where recently a street conflict ended fatally – other places with recorded criminality are the High Tatras and spas.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847475/twitter-blocks-slovak-and-czech-disinformation-webs.htmlTwitter blocks Slovak and Czech disinformation webs2018-06-11T22:54:38ZThe social network is blocking more than 30 webs spreading hoaxes, hatred and medical nonsense.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846998/the-bus-line-901-to-continue-connecting-bratislava-and-hainburg.htmlThe bus line to continue connecting Bratislava and Hainburg2018-06-11T14:15:03ZAt the very last moment, the city public transport company managed to extend the license.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20845028/more-slovak-expatriates-interested-in-expat-certificate.htmlMore Slovak expatriates interested in expat certificate2018-06-07T23:40:06ZThe certificate brings several advantages for the holder.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844493/three-slovak-universities-ranked-among-1000-best.htmlThree Slovak universities ranked among 1,000 best2018-06-07T13:43:02ZThe recent QS World University Rankings were published on June 6.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844026/frontex-liaison-officer-will-be-placed-in-bratislava.htmlFrontex liaison officer will be placed in Bratislava2018-06-06T21:43:59ZThe officer is expected to have regular access to information about the situation on external borders, terrorism and return policy.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843589/ep-to-monitor-corruption-media-freedom-slovakia-among-targets.htmlEP to monitor corruption, media freedom – Slovakia among targets2018-06-06T13:55:47ZThe European Parliament established a monitoring group to continue the activities of ad hoc inspections scrutinising the murders of one Maltese and one Slovak journalist.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843250/same-sex-married-couples-have-the-right-to-stay-in-slovakia.htmlSame-sex married couples have the right to stay in Slovakia2018-06-05T21:37:26ZSlovak authorities respond to the latest judgement issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842727/bus-line-901-to-hainburg-will-stop-operating.htmlBus line 901 to Hainburg will stop operating2018-06-05T14:07:28ZOriginal license of the Bratislava public transport company has expired, now waiting for its renewal.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842037/slovakia-will-preside-over-the-oecd-ministerial-council-meeting-next-year.htmlSlovakia will preside over the OECD ministerial council meeting next year2018-06-05T00:56:17ZThe country will lead a group of the 37 strongest and most developed nations in the world.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842253/slovak-eu-commissioner-enters-race-to-become-ec-president.htmlSlovak EU commissioner enters race to become EC president2018-06-05T00:31:09ZThe ambition of Maroš Šefčovič is to try to ease tensions between old and new member states.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838824/luxembourg-has-the-best-bathing-water-unlike-slovakia.htmlSlovakia's bathing water lacks in quality2018-05-31T13:27:13ZOnly slightly more than half of bathing sites are of excellent quality.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838575/ep-group-awards-murdered-journalist-kuciak-in-memoriam.htmlEP group awards murdered journalist Kuciak in memoriam2018-05-30T22:37:57ZHe was recognised for his investigative work on tax fraud among businessmen with links to top Slovak politicians.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20837196/last-year-6-percent-of-slovaks-lived-in-another-eu-country.html6 percent of Slovaks lived in another EU country2018-05-29T13:57:47ZAccording to a recent Eurostat data release, the number of EU citizens at a productive age living in another member state has been growing.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20836165/slovakia-supports-eu-stance-on-latest-findings-on-mh17-flight.htmlSlovakia supports EU stance on latest findings on MH17 flight2018-05-28T13:31:36ZFAM: Slovakia supports the EU’s stance on the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over the Ukraine in 2014, asking Russia for cooperation and to accept responsibility.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20835311/czech-minister-we-cannot-automatically-rule-out-extremist-proposals.htmlCzech Minister: We cannot automatically rule out extremist proposals2018-05-28T10:45:54ZPoliticians only pretend to solve citizens’ problems and I cannot do this, outgoing Czech Foreign Minister Martin Stropnický tells Sme.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834143/slovaks-not-interested-in-ep-elections.htmlSlovaks not interested in EP elections2018-05-24T23:32:50ZBut support for the EU is on the rise.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20832772/slovak-woman-receives-st-rita-international-award.htmlSlovak woman receives St Rita international award2018-05-23T14:05:30ZA mother of five from Košice, founder of the Maják (Lighthouse) association to help families in emergency situations, receives award in a pilgrimage town in Italy.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20832730/iom-number-of-foreigners-in-slovakia-keeps-growing-but-at-a-slower-pace-than-in-other-eu-states.htmlNumber of foreigners in Slovakia increasing slower than in other EU states2018-05-23T13:54:44ZSlovakia needs migrants, especially in the labour market, migration organisation points out.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831770/european-commission-halted-proceedings-against-slovakia-in-re-export-of-medicaments.htmlEC halted proceedings against Slovakia in re-export of medicaments2018-05-22T14:09:52ZIt basically acknowledged medicaments are not common goods, and new rules determining their trading should be found.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831437/ecuador-sends-ministers-to-slovakia-to-resolve-a-child-abduction-case.htmlEcuador sends ministers to Slovakia to resolve a child abduction case2018-05-22T06:19:54ZThe father has ignored the verdicts of the courts ordering that the child should return to Ecuador.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20830945/bust-of-woodrow-wilson-unveiled-at-slovak-foreign-ministry.htmlBust of Woodrow Wilson unveiled at Slovak Foreign Ministry2018-05-21T14:22:19ZWilson was a visionary, a peacemaker and a friend of Czechoslovakia, so much so that the Slovak capital came close to being renamed Wilson City 100 years ago.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20830709/washington-post-reporter-outraged-that-journalists-phone-was-seized-by-slovak-police.htmlWashington Post reporter outraged that journalist’s phone was seized by Slovak police2018-05-21T13:34:25ZThe US daily says that seizing her phone was merely the latest attempt by Slovak authorities to harass those close to a reporter who was killed for doing his job.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20829310/babis-at-globsec-immigration-quotas-will-not-protect-our-continent.htmlBabiš at Globsec: Immigration quotas will not protect our continent2018-05-20T23:16:08ZImmigration, innovation and security were some of the topics discussed during a panel discussion at the 2018 Globsec conference.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20828689/kiska-the-arrogance-of-politicians-prevails-over-democratic-values.htmlKiska: The arrogance of politicians prevails over democratic values2018-05-17T22:35:16ZThe president stressed the role of independent media and journalism in a democratic society at the security conference GLOBSEC.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20828688/european-commission-takes-slovakia-to-court-over-visa-appeals-procedure.htmlEuropean Commission takes Slovakia to court over visa appeals procedure2018-05-17T22:27:20ZThe country has failed to provide judicial remedies to its visa politics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20828705/vietnamese-ambassador-abducted-entrepreneur-had-never-been-to-slovakia.htmlVietnamese Ambassador: Abducted entrepreneur had never been to Slovakia2018-05-17T22:21:14ZSlovakia was in no way involved in kidnapping Vietnamese entrepreneur Trinh Xuan Thanh, claims PM Pellegrini.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827018/more-than-50-percent-of-slovaks-believe-in-conspiracy-theories.htmlMore than 50 percent of Slovaks believe in conspiracy theories2018-05-16T12:30:56ZCentral Europe is at the most vulnerable since 1989.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827006/fam-the-vietnamese-ambassador-should-offer-an-explanation-in-the-case-of-alleged-abduction.htmlVietnamese ambassador should offer an explanation of the alleged abduction2018-05-16T12:22:29ZIn the international case of Vietnamese officials abducting their countryman-dissident for a home trial, Slovakia insists its government plane was not involved.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826716/amnesty-international-stop-arms-deliveries-to-israel.htmlAmnesty International: Stop arms deliveries to Israel2018-05-15T22:13:49ZMore than one-quarter of Slovak exports went to Israel last year, the organisation claimed.