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/20654807/state-secretary-of-environmental-ministry-holds-talks-with-chinese-minister.htmlState Secretary of Environmental Ministry holds talks with Chinese minister2017-09-22T01:33:40ZSpace for cooperation is in strategic water planning and integrated management of river basins.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654299/minister-lajcak-holds-talks-with-president-trump.htmlMinister Lajčák holds talks with president Trump2017-09-21T15:11:23ZThe topics of their talk included – among other issues – UN reform, the Middle East peace migration, human rights, North Korea and relations between the USA and Russia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653927/austria-launches-random-checks-close-to-slovakias-borders.htmlAustria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders2017-09-20T23:04:51ZRefugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653841/elite-anti-terrorist-units-from-europe-train-in-slovakia.htmlElite anti-terrorist units from Europe train in Slovakia2017-09-20T22:57:34ZThe Lešť training centre sees a special exercise for the members of anti-terrorist units from eight European countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652677/ny-times-highlights-partnership-in-a-roma-settlement.htmlNY Times highlights partnership in a Roma settlement2017-09-19T14:34:32ZNY Times reports on the achievements of Spišský Hrhov where the mayor decided to improve the integration of Roma.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652173/a-total-of-359-foreign-students-to-study-at-comenius-university-this-year.htmlA total of 359 foreign students to study at Comenius University this year2017-09-18T22:49:00ZMost of them are interested in the Management Facultyhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649703/slovakia-to-produce-barrels-for-swedish-mortars.htmlSlovakia to produce barrels for Swedish mortars2017-09-14T23:02:05ZThe system will be integrated in Swedish combat vehicles.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648920/slovakia-to-propose-third-bidder-for-eugc-judge.htmlSlovakia to propose third bidder for EUGC Judge2017-09-13T22:30:17ZAfter one candidate was turned down because of poor knowledge of French and another one got a negative opinion from the EU’s consultative committee, a third candidate for the European Union General Court, EUGC, is sought.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648479/foreigners-can-use-the-new-visa-app.htmlForeigners can use the new visa app2017-09-13T14:15:24ZThey find information necessary for coming to Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648472/ny-times-tolerant-spa-town-feels-the-chill-of-slovak-populism.htmlNY Times: Tolerant spa town feels the chill of Slovak populism2017-09-13T14:10:16ZIncidents against Muslims on the rise, the daily reports.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647993/lajcak-takes-over-top-un-post.htmlLajčák takes over top UN post2017-09-12T23:06:42ZThe UN General Assembly president has several important tasks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648011/new-apostolic-nuncio-gives-credentials-to-president-kiska.htmlNew apostolic nuncio gives credentials to president Kiska2017-09-12T22:03:44ZMonsignor Giacomo Ottonell replaces Mario Giordana who retired from official duties after reaching the canonical age of 75.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642878/fulbright-scholars-will-receive-no-fee-visas.htmlFulbright scholars will receive no-fee visas2017-09-06T14:18:09ZThe new procedure is expected to significantly ease the administrative burden.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642573/slovakias-lawsuit-against-the-eu-dismissed.htmlRefugee quota lawsuit is dead2017-09-06T12:13:25ZWe respect the court, but our stance toward quotas remains unchanged, says Fico.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642380/three-slovak-universities-are-listed-among-the-top-schools-in-the-world.htmlThree Slovak universities are listed among the top schools in the world2017-09-05T23:36:54ZTwo of the schools are situated in Bratislava and one in Košice.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641012/bill-gates-visited-slovakia.htmlBill Gates visited Slovakia2017-09-04T13:57:58ZThe computer mogul, founder of Microsoft and philanthropist Bill Gates supported his daughter.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20638780/iom-provides-grants-for-training-courses-to-non-eu-nationals.htmlIOM provides grants for training courses to non-EU nationals2017-08-31T15:36:30ZThird-country nationals who have come to Slovakia from outside the EU and wish to work in the country may apply for a financial grant to improve their prospects on the jobs market.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20637967/lajcak-visits-india-for-talks-with-the-indian-pm.htmlLajčák visits India for talks with the Indian PM2017-08-30T15:06:10ZThe visit was due to minister Lajčák assuming the post of president of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in September.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611366/how-to-be-an-intern-in-slovakia.htmlHow to be an intern in Slovakia2017-08-29T11:20:37ZThese 12 FAQs will give you the basics on internships for foreign students in Slovakia, based on the experiences of a Slovak Spectator intern.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20636860/traditional-slovak-language-and-culture-school-has-new-graduates.htmlTraditional Slovak language and culture school has new graduates2017-08-28T22:34:20Z144 participants from all around the world have received their certificates this yearhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20634292/slovak-soldiers-start-a-training-mission-in-the-area-of-the-mediterranean-sea.htmlSlovak soldiers start a training mission in the Mediterranean2017-08-25T00:12:52ZSlovak military policemen are part of a team under the German navy’s leadership.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20633382/slovak-woman-spends-two-days-at-a-bulgarian-airport-after-losing-her-id-card.htmlSlovak woman spends two days at a Bulgarian airport after losing her ID card2017-08-24T17:33:25ZShe had to wait for someone to deliver her passport before she could continue her holidayhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20633377/macron-and-fico-agree-on-commensurate-salaries-for-workers-posted-abroad.htmlMacron and Fico agree on commensurate salaries for workers posted abroad2017-08-24T01:00:28ZSlovak government approves of the Posting of Workers EU directive prior to the Salzburg meeting.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20632375/slovaks-participate-in-anti-terrorist-exercise-in-vienna.htmlSlovaks participate in anti-terrorist exercise in Vienna2017-08-23T02:12:14ZIt was the first combined training exercise of Austrian and foreign watercraft and helicopters in Austria.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20632480/slovakia-wins-international-arbitration-on-talc-mining-licence.htmlSlovakia wins international arbitration on talc mining licence2017-08-23T01:48:25ZBut the complainant has not had his last word.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628911/italy-is-not-going-through-a-catastrophe.htmlMeucci: Italy is not going through a catastrophe2017-08-22T06:30:00ZGabriele Meucci has been serving as the Italian Ambassador to Slovakia since January this year. Coming from a posting in Kosovo where he headed the major EULEX mission, he says that Slovakia is a haven for Italian investors but recently also for Italians coming here to work.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20631571/street-in-essen-bears-name-of-hometown-of-cyclist-peter-sagan.htmlStreet in Essen bears name of hometown of cyclist Peter Sagan2017-08-21T22:59:46ZBelgian Essen is a sister city of Žilinahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628907/garth-we-need-a-deal-that-will-benefit-both.htmlGarth: We need a deal that will benefit both2017-08-21T06:30:00Z“When I talk to the Brits living in Slovakia, they are quite relaxed about things,” UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth says about the Brexit-related concerns.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628952/former-raf-pilot-dies.htmlFormer RAF pilot dies2017-08-20T09:30:00ZImrich Gablech received several Czech and foreign awards and medals. On the occasion of his 100th birthday he was promoted general.https://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/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/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/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.