Press, a.s.rss_contact_email 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. 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. 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. people granted Slovak citizenship in 20152017-04-25T13:41:35Z66 percent of them went to non-EU citizens. parliaments to create joint group to supervise Europol activities2017-04-24T22:34:18ZIts first session is planned for the autumn. 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. 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. 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.'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.á 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.šice 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. is vulnerable to Russian influence2017-04-11T13:26:41ZThe only country more vulnerable is Hungary. 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. 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. 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. officers dispatched to Macedonia2017-04-04T23:14:41ZIt is the second group tasked with protecting the borders with Greece. 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. 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. 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. 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 Slovakia 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. young people trust the EU2017-03-28T14:15:46ZSlovakia has the highest share of young Eurosceptics among the surveyed countries. soldier wounded in Afghanistan is stabilised2017-03-27T23:00:02ZIf possible, the soldier will be transported to the military hospital in Ružomberok. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Slovak pilot pleads guilt2017-03-22T13:45:16ZThe judge is expected to issue a verdict in early April. 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. send letter to USA2017-03-21T13:47:43ZThey describe Trump as an enemy of environmental protection who cast doubts on serious environmental threats. 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. Slovakia must be at the heart of EU affairs2017-03-16T23:15:57ZPrime Minister again praised the Slovak presidency of the EU Council. 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. 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. 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.'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.Žiga: 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. Syrians from Germany arrested in Slovakia for smuggling migrants2017-03-06T21:03:17ZThey face 10 years in prison if convicted. 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. 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.čok: 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. 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., Swedes rid Europe of Slovak arms2017-03-01T10:14:47ZEuropol estimates that criminals have smuggled around 10,000 Slovak weapons into the EU market. 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. International slams Slovak discrimination against Roma2017-02-23T14:53:32ZThe organization's report also points to Fico and anti-migrant rhetoric. aid to increase by 10 percent y-o-y2017-02-22T23:26:41ZSlovakia will increase expenditure with neither spheres nor target countries changing substantially. takes nuts to help Kenyans2017-02-22T14:32:08ZSlovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005. officers may help in the Mediterranean2017-02-21T13:49:46ZTheir task will be to check vessels in the sea to curtail human smuggling. city council turns down rental contract with US Embassy2017-02-20T22:01:49ZThe embassy has progressed in finding a new site for relocation. 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. 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. ministers: Alliance needs a stronger eastern border2017-02-16T22:19:05ZSlovak defence minister met with his colleagues in Brussels 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.Špaček 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. trafficking Slovak victims is dismantled2017-02-15T23:55:34ZPolice detained five people and seized extensive evidence during house searches. 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. 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. 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. 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. scientist receives award from American Ceramic Society2017-02-08T23:47:54ZHead of science academy receives award during US trip. 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. 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. 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. discusses current situation in Ukraine with Poroshenko2017-02-02T22:33:46ZThe president repeated that Slovakia has not forgotten about Ukraine.’s regulation prevents Slovak MEP from entering USA2017-02-02T22:21:37ZSecurity services stopped Slovak MEP Branislav Škripek at Istanbul airport. technology will be moved through Slovakia2017-02-01T23:36:53ZThe movements will take place between February 7 and 12. opens honorary consulate in Haifa2017-02-01T22:52:44ZJosef Pickel becomes the Slovak honorary consul to Israel. 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. and Japan agree on social securities2017-02-01T14:41:43ZIt is the first agreement of its kind signed between Slovakia and Japan. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 . 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? 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.čák opens Montenegrin honorary consulate in Bratislava2017-01-25T23:29:37ZA new diplomatic representation has been opened in the Slovak capital. opens its forces integration unit in Bratislava2017-01-24T22:37:32ZA total of 41 soldiers will be assigned to the Slovak unit. will send humanitarian aid to Italy2017-01-24T22:23:34ZIt will be distributed to the cities of Norcia and Foligno. 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. 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. 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. 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. accepts the Malinová case2017-01-19T21:26:49ZThe case of Hedviga Malinová ends in Slovakia after 10 years, and moves to Hungarian courts. 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. 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. 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. last astronaut on the Moon dies2017-01-17T13:39:45ZAstronaut Eugene Cernan was of Slovak and Czech origin. 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. 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. 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. likely to leave for mission in Latvia2017-01-11T13:51:15ZThe government approves the deployment, but it still needs to be okayed by parliament. 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. 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. 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