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/20628928/ship-captain-awarded-in-memoriam.htmlShip captain awarded in memoriam2017-08-19T09:30:00ZThe award is not only a big thank you gesture but also a call for everybody to forget about their comfort and think about how they can help the world become a nicer place, said the Slovak president.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20629093/no-slovak-injured-in-barcelona.htmlNo Slovak injured in Barcelona2017-08-18T14:59:43ZPresident Andrej Kiska and Prime Minister Robert Fico offered condolences to victims' families and the country.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628683/embassies-support-rainbow-pride.htmlEmbassies support Rainbow Pride2017-08-17T13:35:10ZSuch events celebrate the contributions to society by LGBTI persons and affirm respect for everyone.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628259/slovak-cabinet-postpones-ratification-of-istanbul-convention.htmlSlovak cabinet postpones ratification of Istanbul Convention2017-08-17T05:20:35ZJustice minister is calling for more conversations on the topic.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623903/firefighter-attache-to-be-appointed-at-czech-embassy-in-slovakia.html'Firefighter Attaché' to be appointed at Czech Embassy in Slovakia2017-08-11T06:34:53ZOnly nine people in the Czech Republic would qualify for the position.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622605/slovak-expo-exhibition-visited-by-nearly-150000-people.htmlSlovak EXPO exhibition visited by nearly 150,000 people2017-08-09T13:17:26ZThis year’s focus is on green energy successes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621497/the-un-is-calling-for-more-efficiency-says-mfa-lajcak.htmlThe UN is calling for more efficiency, says MFA Lajčák2017-08-08T06:15:08ZMiroslav Lajčák will assume the post of UN General Assembly President on September 12.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618569/japan-could-set-example-in-promoting-education.htmlSlovakia and Japan could develop their good chemistry2017-08-07T06:30:00ZBoth Japanese and Slovaks are hardworking and diligent; good chemistry may exist for cooperation in industry and innovation, says Japanese Ambassador to Slovakia Jun Shimmi.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618624/slovakia-wants-to-intensify-links-with-japan.htmlSlovakia wants to intensify links with Japan2017-08-07T06:30:00ZSlovak foreign affairs minister was invited to Tokyo in early July on the occasion of his election as the president of the 72nd UN Assembly.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618600/czechoslovak-soldiers-remembered.htmlCzechoslovak soldiers remembered2017-08-06T09:30:00ZThe event was attended by war veterans from Scotland and Belgium, as well as delegations from Poland and Russia, and ambassadors from the Czech Republic and Slovakiahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618628/slovak-and-japanese-olympic-committees-to-work-together.htmlSlovak and Japanese Olympic committees to work together2017-08-04T12:25:00ZThey are looking forward to more mutual contacts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20617857/slovakia-places-second-at-international-cyberex.htmlSlovakia places second at international CyberEx2017-08-03T05:41:18ZState organisations and members of the private sector collaborated for the cyber-security competition.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20617553/light-a-symbolical-candle-to-commemorate-the-roma-holocaust-victims.htmlLight a symbolical candle to commemorate the Roma Holocaust victims2017-08-02T14:44:25ZThe fact that we do not know much about the Roma Holocaust does not mean it did not happen, said the Slovak government’s proxy for Roma communities.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20617551/police-did-not-make-a-mistake-when-stopping-moroccans-escape.htmlPolice did not make a mistake when stopping Moroccans’ escape2017-08-02T14:42:16ZThey now plan on adopting measures to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20617010/19-cities-vie-for-european-medicines-agency.html19 cities vie for European Medicines Agency2017-08-02T05:56:03ZThe seat will be selected in November.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20616768/number-of-detained-foreigners-slightly-up.htmlNumber of detained foreigners slightly up2017-08-01T15:56:35ZMost foreigners in prisons come from the Czech Republic.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20616150/slovakia-pledges-to-host-60-more-relocated-refugees.htmlSlovakia pledges to host 60 more relocated refugees2017-08-01T04:12:08ZInterior Ministry specified that it is not a new move but a commitment from the past.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20613609/slovakia-applies-to-be-new-seat-of-the-european-medicines-agency.htmlSlovakia applies to be new seat of the European Medicines Agency2017-07-28T06:43:06ZThe European Medicines Agency, with more than 900 highly qualified employees, has to leave London.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20613607/interior-minister-slovakia-is-ready-to-help-vietnam-with-security.htmlInterior Minister: Slovakia is ready to help Vietnam with security2017-07-28T06:34:10ZSlovak security technology experts may head to Vietnam.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20613099/us-convoy-vehicle-crashed-near-giraltovce.htmlUS convoy vehicle crashed near Giraltovce2017-07-27T13:47:05ZIt was avoiding a Romanian truck in the process.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20612339/eu-courts-advocate-general-proposes-to-dismiss-quota-lawsuits.htmlEU court’s advocate general proposes to dismiss quota lawsuits2017-07-26T13:55:39ZYves Bot rejects arguments from Slovakia and Hungary on the legality of the relocation plan.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611997/changed-testimony-in-pandur-case-claims-ficos-friend-asked-for-money.htmlChanged testimony in Pandur case claims Fico’s friend asked for money2017-07-25T22:44:10ZThe defence lawyers wanted to use the change to repeat the whole hearing concerning the purchase of army vehicles, but did not succeed.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611528/police-join-fight-against-online-sexual-extortion.htmlPolice join fight against online sexual extortion2017-07-25T14:31:00ZThe global initiative is coordinated by Europol.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20610982/over-100-foreign-students-receive-diplomas-in-medicine.htmlOver 100 foreign students receive diplomas in medicine2017-07-25T06:18:33ZMost of the graduating students were Greekshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607010/the-normalisation-of-our-relations-has-grown.htmlAustrian Ambassador: I like almost everything about Slovakia2017-07-24T06:30:00ZMost people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.https://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.