https://spectator.sme.sk/atomrss_title1970-01-01T01:00:00Zrss_subtitlePetit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://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 firmshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20428585/mp-blahova-turned-to-un-because-of-cisty-den.htmlMP Blahová turned to UN because of Čistý deň2017-01-09T13:37:56ZThe case of the resocialisation centre Čistý deň (Clean Day) in which minors were said to be abused has made it from the Slovak environment to the international scene.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20426387/drunken-slovak-pilot-sacked.htmlDrunken Slovak pilot sacked2017-01-05T23:23:46ZReleased from prison on bail, the pilot faces two charges.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20425579/fetyko-we-think-slovakia-is-worse-than-other-countries-but-its-not-true.htmlFetyko: We think Slovakia is worse than other countries but it’s not true2017-01-04T22:05:30ZRichard Fetyko left for the USA on a one-year school exchange but then ultimately stayed for 22 years. He worked in the financial sector – first in Oklahoma, then Texas, and later on Wall Street.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20424743/over-4500-soldiers-deployed-during-presidency.htmlOver 4,500 soldiers deployed during presidency2017-01-03T23:55:36ZDefence minister praises the performance of his department.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423878/fico-slovakia-did-well-presiding-over-the-eu-council.htmlFico: Slovakia did well presiding over the EU Council2017-01-02T22:41:13ZSlovak Presidency of the EU Council was indeed successful, Prime Minister Robert Fico says.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423872/2017-heralds-arrival-of-two-black-hawk-helicopters-to-slovakia.html2017 heralds arrival of two Black Hawk helicopters to Slovakia2017-01-02T22:33:35ZAmerican military helicopters are to replace aging Russian Mi-17 machines.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423305/no-slovaks-thought-to-be-among-victims-of-istanbul-attack.htmlNo Slovaks thought to be among victims of Istanbul attack2017-01-02T11:13:38ZSlovak Ministry is in contact with Turkish authorities.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20421841/politicians-comment-on-slovak-eu-presidency.htmlPoliticians comment on Slovak EU Presidency2016-12-30T12:30:07ZThe presidency winds up on December 31; some Slovak politicians are now summing up the past six months.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20421031/permanent-representative-to-eu-proud-of-presidencys-trade-achievements.htmlJavorčík proud of Presidency’s trade achievements2016-12-29T14:03:27ZMalta takes over the EU presidency from January 1.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20419468/fico-kiska-send-condolences-over-air-crash.htmlFico, Kiska, send condolences over air crash2016-12-27T13:37:10ZIt is a great loss for Russian culture, the Slovak PM writes after 92 people perished in an air crash, including members of the Alexandrov Ensemble.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20417744/30-foreigners-without-residence-permit-banished-after-police-check.html30 foreigners without residence permit, banished after police check2016-12-22T23:52:23Z13 foreigners without a Slovak residence permit came from Serbia, 11 from the Ukraine, three from Bosnia Herzegovina, two from Armenia and one from Turkey.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20415785/kiska-the-attack-in-germany-was-not-an-accident.htmlKiska: The attack in Germany was not an accident2016-12-20T22:10:21ZHe also sent his sympathies to the bereaved.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20415092/fico-the-berlin-incident-is-an-attack-against-european-cultural-identity.htmlFico: The Berlin incident is an attack against European cultural identity2016-12-20T13:44:54ZSlovakia has adopted several measures to protect Slovakia after the December 19 attack in Germany, keeping to the second level of terrorist threat.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20414582/slovak-among-most-wanted-criminals-in-europe.htmlSlovak among most wanted criminals in Europe2016-12-19T23:26:06ZThe list of most wanted criminals consists of more than 50 murderers, kidnappers, terrorists, drug dealers and so on.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20414075/fico-good-that-eu-summit-ends-with-effective-solidarity.htmlFico: Good that EU Summit ends with “effective solidarity”2016-12-19T13:53:23ZSlovak Prime Minister Robert Fico commented on the European Council’s conclusions about country’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20409740/fight-against-dumping-from-abroad-successful.htmlFight against dumping from abroad successful2016-12-14T14:10:55ZSlovak representatives consider the adoption of the proposal modernising the EU’s trade defence tools a breakthrough.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20409929/dubceks-bust-unveiled-at-end-of-slovak-eu-presidency.htmlDubček’s bust unveiled at end of Slovak EU presidency2016-12-14T13:48:40ZA bust of Alexander Dubček, the late Czechoslovak politician and a European symbol of social justice, was unveiled in Strasbourg.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20409522/slovakia-will-send-humanitarian-aid-to-syria.htmlUPDATED: Slovakia will send humanitarian aid to Syria2016-12-13T23:09:31ZThe total value of the delivery amounts to €127,000.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20409520/fico-used-milder-language-in-brussels.htmlFico used milder language in Brussels2016-12-13T23:04:23ZSlovak PM described Slovakia’s six-month presidency of the EU Council as successful.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20408966/kiska-populism-decreases-trust-in-the-eu.htmlKiska: Populism decreases trust in the EU2016-12-13T13:09:42ZEurope also lacks mutual understanding and a broader discussion on what is bothering the countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20408942/poprad-among-guardians-top-winter-city-breaks.htmlPoprad among Guardian’s top winter city breaks2016-12-13T12:53:01ZThe list also contains cities like Baden-Baden, Poznan or Åre-Östersund.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20408503/defence-minister-offers-training-premises-for-cypriot-troops.htmlDefence Minister offers training premises for Cypriot troops2016-12-12T22:46:40ZIn September 2016, Slovakia increased its number of active members in the peacekeeping mission on Cyprus from 159 to 169.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20407867/slovakia-to-preside-over-osce-in-2019.htmlSlovakia to preside over OSCE in 20192016-12-12T13:51:51ZAfter Slovakia presides over the Council of European Union in the second half of 2016, it will also preside over the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2019.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20405381/fico-renzi-to-blame-for-any-destabilisation.htmlFico: Renzi to blame for any destabilisation2016-12-08T23:06:36ZIt was evident that Renzi would get a licking, and he received a sound one, according to Slovak PM.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20404814/singaporean-student-died-in-slovakia-donated-organs-to-seriously-ill.htmlSingaporean student died in Slovakia, donated organs to seriously ill2016-12-08T14:09:36ZThe decision of a Singaporean youth who donated his organs for transplant in Slovakia may have saved the lives of four Slovak patients.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20402750/slovakia-extradites-hamzat-s-to-sweden.htmlSlovakia extradites Hamzat S. to Sweden2016-12-06T13:49:46ZSuspected of terrorism by Russian, he was waiting for the courts’ decision.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20402183/slovaks-praise-austrian-vote-for-president.htmlSlovaks praise Austrian vote for president2016-12-06T00:19:47ZThe results are good news for the country as well as Europe as a whole, according to Deputy Speaker of Parliament Béla Bugár.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20398862/denmark-to-banish-slovak-woman-for-begging.htmlDenmark to banish Slovak woman for begging2016-12-01T22:27:17ZBegging is a crime in Denmark and the court ruled that a Slovak beggar should be imprisoned for forty days and then banished.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20398472/slovakia-to-participate-in-nato-crisis-management-exercise-in-2017.htmlSlovakia to participate in NATO crisis management exercise in 20172016-12-01T13:46:55ZSlovakia is slated to increase not just its budget for the armed forces, but also its engagement and presence in the NATO.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20398130/un-defended-slovak-woman-dismissed-following-maternity-leave.htmlUN defended Slovak woman dismissed following maternity leave2016-11-30T23:20:53ZSlovak women often face gender discrimination in professional life; one of them did not succumb and turned to the courts due to lay-off after maternity leave. The UN came to her defence.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20397548/lajcak-may-get-important-un-post.htmlLajčák may get important UN post2016-11-30T14:43:40ZSlovakia submitted the candidacy already in 2003.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20397107/poverty-threatens-every-fifth-person.htmlPoverty threatens every fifth person2016-11-29T23:36:26ZThe most problematic groups are young people, single-parent families, families with many children, disabled people and the Roma.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20396525/missiles-used-by-islamists-were-to-be-damaged-in-novaky.htmlMissiles used by Islamists were to be disarmed in Nováky2016-11-29T13:45:03ZAmmunition found in the Middle East was supposed to be destroyed by the Slovak state-run company.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20396509/us-planes-train-in-slovakia.htmlUS planes train in Slovakia2016-11-29T13:21:58ZThe exercise of CV-22 OSPREY planes will focus on brown out and shooting.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20396078/slovakia-signs-memos-drawing-113-million-from-norwegian-funds.htmlSlovakia signs memos, drawing €113 million from Norwegian funds2016-11-28T22:53:49ZNorway funds have been used, for example, for restoring Devín Castle, the State Theatre in Košice and the synagogue by Peter Behrens in Žilina.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20395452/slovak-pm-breaks-the-isolation-of-lukashenko.htmlSlovak PM breaks the isolation of Lukashenko2016-11-28T13:33:24ZPM Fico visited Belarus to increase bilateral trade and improve relations, the first EU state representative official visit after a long break.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20395397/slovak-officials-react-to-death-of-cubas-fidel-castro.htmlSlovak officials react to death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro2016-11-28T13:24:24ZCuba has never threatened anyone; it only wanted to live its own life, and it was hated by many for this courage, borne by revolution leader Fidel Castro, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said in reaction to Castro’s death.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20392304/international-conference-on-unesco-conventions-takes-place-in-umelka.htmlInternational conference on UNESCO conventions takes place at Umelka2016-11-24T13:44:36ZAmong the numerous international events connected with Slovakia’s presidency of the EU Council is a cultural one, focusing on the implementation of UNESCO conventions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20391872/slovakia-will-vie-for-osce-presidency-in-2019.htmlSlovakia will vie for OSCE presidency in 20192016-11-23T22:40:17ZSlovakia will apply for the presidency of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for the year 2019. The cabinet acknowledged a document in preparation for the presidency on November 23.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20391861/christmas-bazaar-turns-25.htmlChristmas Bazaar turns 252016-11-23T22:33:54ZThere are numerous events preceding Yuletide, including charity ones, and one of them, the annual traditional Christmas Bazaar, turns 25 this year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20391242/slovakia-may-get-113m-from-norwegian-funds.htmlSlovakia may get €113m from Norwegian funds2016-11-23T13:39:55ZSlovakia may use the money to finance projects linked to entrepreneurship and innovations, climate changes, cultural heritage or the fight against gender-related violence.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20390905/kiska-and-hollande-agree-that-enthusiasm-in-europe-must-be-restored.htmlKiska and Hollande agree that enthusiasm in Europe must be restored2016-11-22T22:41:06ZThe presidents also highlighted Slovak-French relations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20390903/korcok-eu-should-be-less-obsessed-with-trump.htmlKorčok: EU should be less obsessed with Trump2016-11-22T22:36:49ZThe state secretary comments on Slovakia’s actions as the presiding country of the EU Council.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20390360/councillor-borgula-complains-about-embassy-fence-to-trump.htmlCouncillor Borguľa complains about embassy fence to Trump2016-11-22T13:50:12ZThe security fence around the US Embassy in Hviezdoslavovo Square is in dispute, and one Bratislava city councillor took to a letter to inform Trump of the illegal use of public space.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20390303/interpol-is-searching-for-34-wanted-slovaks.htmlInterpol is searching for 34 wanted Slovaks2016-11-22T13:39:04ZINTERPOL has 34 Slovaks on its list, including four women, and 14 missing Slovak persons.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20389915/kiska-officially-visits-france-for-first-time.htmlKiska officially visits France for first time2016-11-21T21:52:48ZSlovak Economy Minister Peter Žiga, Foreign Ministry state secretary Lukáš Parízek and a delegation of Slovak businessmen accompany the president on his official visit to Paris.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20389144/eurobarometer-slovaks-view-of-eu-improves.htmlEurobarometer: Slovaks’ view of EU improves2016-11-21T12:55:53ZSlovaks believe more in the European Union compared to last year, improving the most in the EU.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20386838/slovakia-orchestrated-talks-on-eu-budget.htmlSlovakia orchestrated talks on EU budget2016-11-17T23:59:07ZTotal commitments are set at €157.88 billion and payments at €134.49 billion.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20386346/banska-bystrica-receives-flag-for-european-city-of-sport.htmlBanská Bystrica receives flag for European City of Sport2016-11-17T01:33:42ZMayor of Banská Bystrica, Ján Nosko, received the flag for his city as a 2017 European City of Sport in the European Parliament in Brussels.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20385497/kalinak-considers-general-asylum-a-main-mistake.htmlKaliňák considers general asylum a main mistake2016-11-16T00:01:13ZThe current migration crisis was aggravated by the ditching of a quality readmission process, the interior minister said.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20384089/fico-im-nervous-about-current-state-of-eu.htmlFico: I’m nervous about current state of EU2016-11-14T22:27:33ZSlovak PM described Slovakia’s first ever Presidency of the Council of the EU as extraordinarily fruitful.