https://spectator.sme.sk/r/23/international/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator5584-11-24T15:11:49ZSlovakia'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/20702811/slovak-innovators-made-the-new-europe-100-team.htmlSlovak innovators made the New Europe 100 Team2017-11-23T22:55:37ZThe list aims to raise the profile of changemakers in emerging Europehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20702340/obchodna-street-among-the-most-expensive.htmlObchodná Street among the most expensive2017-11-23T13:45:09ZWell-known retail street in Bratislava appeared in top 100.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20702320/ad-concerning-philippine-housewives-checked-by-ethical-self-regulation-body.htmlAd concerning Philippine housewives checked by ethical self-regulation body2017-11-23T13:38:44ZA company promises in its ad to offer household helpers who are hardworking and discreet.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20702055/us-embassy-is-willing-to-pay-rent.htmlUS Embassy is willing to pay rent2017-11-22T22:49:19ZHowever, it still hasn't signed a new rental agreement with the city of Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20701966/why-slovaks-should-start-fearing-the-czechs.htmlWhy Slovaks should start fearing the Czechs2017-11-22T22:24:49ZSlovakia will have to display unity and inventiveness for Brussels to recognise it among the cluster of “strange” democracies east of Germanyhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20701271/european-institutions-agreed-to-ban-on-unjustified-geo-blocking.htmlEuropean institutions agreed to ban on unjustified geo-blocking2017-11-22T01:09:14ZIn some defined cases, merchants will and online shops will not be allowed to require consumers to pay with a debit or credit card issued in another country; this means discrimination by online shops based on a consumer's location, a practice known as geo-blocking.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20700396/ema-will-go-to-amsterdam-not-bratislava.htmlEMA will go to Amsterdam, not Bratislava2017-11-21T06:27:55ZThe Slovak capital finished fourth in first round of vote for the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agencyhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20700436/112-slovak-trucks-detained-in-belgium-due-to-suspicion-of-driver-exploitation.html112 Slovak trucks detained in Belgium due to suspicion of driver exploitation2017-11-21T06:01:58ZThe Association of Road Transport Operators of the Slovak Republic claim a shell company via which a Belgian entrepreneur hires drivers from eastern Europe is behind the casehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697330/canadian-anthropologist-faces-charges-of-sexual-abuse.htmlCanadian anthropologist faces charges of sexual abuse2017-11-16T06:27:14ZThe police seized pictures of underage girls and also a weapon while searching his premises.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20696781/police-detain-78-illegal-migrants-in-two-lorries.htmlPolice detain 78 illegal migrants in two lorries2017-11-15T13:51:03ZIn the city of Žilina, vehicles were stopped with dozens of illegally transported Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian nationals.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20696395/planning-to-settle-in-slovakia-you-will-need-to-speak-some-slovak.htmlPlanning to settle in Slovakia? You will need to speak some Slovak2017-11-14T20:56:49ZFree language courses available for foreigners living in the capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20695566/slovakia-joins-pesco-initiative.htmlSlovakia joins PESCO initiative2017-11-13T21:40:53ZPESCO membership will present an opportunity for Slovakia to bolster its defence capabilitieshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20695083/fallen-soldiers-of-world-war-i-remembered-in-slovakia.htmlFallen soldiers of World War I remembered in Slovakia2017-11-13T14:03:03ZIn the Slovak capital and four other cities, the end of World War I and those killed were commemorated November 11.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20693119/bratislava-and-milan-lead-race-for-eu-medicines-agency-the-financial-times-writes.htmlBratislava and Milan lead race for EU medicines agency, the Financial Times writes2017-11-09T22:05:20ZMinisters will vote on a new home for the EMA on November 20https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20691649/japanese-embassy-awards-slovak-politician.htmlJapanese embassy awards Slovak politician2017-11-08T14:16:14ZMP František Šebej contributes to deepening relations with Japan through several activities.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20691317/slovaks-are-mentioned-in-the-paradise-papers.htmlSlovaks are mentioned in the Paradise Papers2017-11-08T02:29:02ZMore information will be published later this week.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20691313/a-record-number-of-companies-are-locating-to-slovakia.htmlA record number of British companies are locating to Slovakia2017-11-08T02:24:29ZThe biggest British investor in the country is the carmaker Jaguar Land Rover.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690367/slovak-finmin-is-interested-in-becoming-eurogroup-head.htmlSlovak FinMin is interested in becoming Eurogroup head2017-11-06T21:50:30ZKažimír is waiting for political consensushttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20689940/a-homeless-detained-in-vienna-with-tnt-allegedly-priginating-from-slovakia.htmlA homeless man detained in Vienna, with TNT allegedly originating from Slovakia2017-11-06T13:52:45ZA German homeless man detained in Vienna claims he got the TNT from Slovakia; the case is not connected to terrorism.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20687910/czech-election-also-impacted-by-hoaxes-okamuras-disinformation-gesture.htmlCzech election also impacted by hoaxes: Okamura’s disinformation gesture2017-11-04T03:31:28ZThe anti-Islam party spread disinformation and was supported by conspiracy websites.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20686750/slovaks-and-austrians-will-look-at-plastics-in-the-danube.htmlSlovaks and Austrians will look at plastics in the Danube2017-11-02T13:16:40ZEarlier studies have revealed that the annual flow of plastic amounts to 530-1,550 tonnes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20685324/tatra-summit-implies-that-multi-speed-eu-is-inevitable.htmlTatra Summit: Multi-speed EU is inevitable2017-10-31T13:59:19ZThe future of Europe lies in a more integrated EU, with the eurozone due to serve as the driving force behind such integration, Finance Minister Peter Kažimír opined at the GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2017.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20684935/foreign-military-convoys-cross-slovakia.htmlForeign military convoys cross Slovakia2017-10-30T21:39:38ZIn total there will be 13 road convoys of foreign armed forceshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20683189/social-democrats-are-in-decline-issues-involving-refugees-and-extremists-have-harmed-them.htmlSocial democrats are in decline, issues involving refugees and extremists have harmed them2017-10-30T12:10:04ZIn Slovakia, social democracy has continued but in Europe it is in decline. It fails to face extremists, or to talk about refugees.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20681858/migrants-should-find-necessary-information-on-new-website.htmlMigrants should find necessary information on new website2017-10-26T23:44:21ZThe new portal should be launched next summer and run in eight countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20681098/have-you-seen-the-new-slovak-spartan.htmlHave you seen the new Slovak Spartan?2017-10-25T21:29:49ZMinistry considers fine for delayed delivery of the new plane.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20679925/czechs-have-elected-a-slovak-born-billionaire.htmlCzechs have elected a Slovak-born billionaire2017-10-24T16:21:12ZObservers do not expect the results of the Czech election to impact Czech-Slovak relations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20680046/slovak-residence-to-move-to-washington.htmlSlovak residence to move to Washington2017-10-24T16:18:38ZThe Slovak Foreign Ministry plans to purchase a building and move the diplomatic residence, now located outside Washington, D. C., to the capital itself.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20680031/slovak-officials-give-the-signal-that-eu-nato-remain-crucial-for-the-country.htmlFico: Slovakia is a pro-European island in Central Europe2017-10-24T16:00:27ZDespite the various differences and disputes, the three top officials of Slovakia signed joint priorities in the NATO and the EU, making it the country with strongest pro-European orientation in the region.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20679363/survey-support-of-eu-has-increased-in-slovakia.htmlSurvey: Support of EU has increased in Slovakia2017-10-23T22:41:11ZHalf of Slovaks have positive view of Slovakia’s EU membershiphttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676673/vienna-city-hall-illegal-clinic-from-bratislava-advertises-in-austria.htmlVienna City Hall: Illegal clinic from Bratislava advertises in Austria2017-10-19T23:24:38ZThe Bratislava regional authority turned its attention to the Adelais Clinique one year ago, following complaints of health complications by some patients.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675737/babis-i-am-not-a-crook.htmlBabiš: I am not a crook, read the story of Chirac or Berlusconi2017-10-19T17:44:11ZDespite a mounting list of scandals Andrej Babiš, the billionaire ex-finance minister of Slovak origin, and his ANO party remain the frontrunners in the Czech Republic’s October 20-21 general election.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675757/kiska-ratifies-the-kigali-amendment-on-reduction-of-greenhouse-gases.htmlKiska ratifies the Kigali amendment on reduction of greenhouse gases2017-10-18T23:20:30ZThe adoption of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol should reduce the global temperature by 0.5 °C.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675400/construction-of-bridge-connecting-slovakia-and-hungary-launched.htmlConstruction of bridge connecting Slovakia and Hungary launched2017-10-18T14:45:53ZA cross-border bridge connecting these two countries over the Danube River – through the towns of Komárno and Komárom – will fill the gap and insufficient capacity.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20673660/governmental-campaign-should-bring-slovaks-home-from-the-uk.htmlGovernmental campaign should bring Slovaks home from the UK2017-10-16T14:57:49ZThe Slovak cabinet plans to persuade its expats living and working in the UK with at least a bachelor degree to return home: a campaign offering specific jobs should help.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670334/blogger-jan-bencik-receives-the-european-citizens-prize.htmlBlogger Ján Benčík receives the European Citizen's prize2017-10-12T00:16:15ZThe brave Slovak blogger and civil activist was nominated by a Slovak MEP.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670333/slovaks-are-the-friendliest-people-in-the-v4-region.htmlSlovaks are the friendliest people in the V4 region2017-10-11T23:34:03ZThe Visegrad Group countries share their fear of refugees and criticism of their treatment by western European countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669940/slovakia-is-30th-in-quality-of-life.htmlSlovakia is 30th in quality of life2017-10-11T14:22:57ZThe country moved one place up in the chart comparing social progress.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665585/lajcak-germany-is-crucial-for-the-un.htmlLajčák: Germany is crucial for the UN2017-10-07T09:30:00ZSlovakia and Germany signed a memorandum intended to deepen the cooperation between the two countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665687/astronaut-from-nasa-we-know-things-will-not-work.htmlAstronaut from NASA: We know things will not work2017-10-06T11:59:14ZAstronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger tells of training with NASA and how astronauts prepare for failures.