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/20873672/slovak-company-joins-forces-with-europols-cybercrime-centre.htmlSlovak company joins forces with Europol’s cybercrime centre2018-07-18T22:36:00ZESET’s researcher will represent the Slovak cyber-security company at the Europol advisory group on internet security.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20873441/kio-li-estas-liptov-welcomed-esperanto-enthusiasts.htmlKio li estas? Liptov welcomed Esperanto enthusiasts2018-07-18T18:43:42ZBiggest Esperanto summer school takes place in Liptovský Mikuláš.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20873232/slovakia-has-extradited-yandiev-to-russia.htmlSlovakia has extradited Yandiev to Russia2018-07-18T14:10:51ZDespite the UN decision, the country sent Ingushetia citizen Aslan Yandiev to Russia where he is wanted for alleged terrorism crimes. It cites the stance of the ECHR.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20873192/slovak-fam-the-fact-that-trump-and-putin-met-is-good-for-everyone.htmlSlovak FAM: The fact that Trump and Putin met is good for everyone2018-07-18T14:07:19ZSince these two countries own 90 percent of global nuclear potential, and no global issue can be resolved without them… the philosophy with difference of opinion is to sit down and explain…, Miroslav Lajčák commented.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20872787/russian-bikers-have-established-a-branch-in-slovakia.htmlRussian bikers have established a branch in Slovakia2018-07-17T22:09:00ZThe Foreign Ministry is concerned but Interior Minister Denisa Saková states they do not plan to take any action as of now.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20871277/authorities-to-extradite-asylum-seeker-to-russia-against-international-law-say-ngos.htmlAuthorities to extradite asylum seeker to Russia. Against international law, say NGOs2018-07-16T13:19:07ZHuman rights watchdogs warn that Slovakia is about to violate a request of the UN Human Rights Committee and extradite an asylum seeker to Russia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20869229/slovakia-supports-us-president-trumps-opinion-on-north-stream-2.htmlSlovakia supports US President Trump’s opinion on North Stream 22018-07-12T22:34:38ZThe government does not see any benefit in the project with regard to the reduction of dependence on a single gas supply route.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20869468/ep-monitoring-group-expresses-concern-that-there-is-no-progress-being-made-in-the-cases-of-two-murdered-jounalists.htmlEP monitoring group expresses concern that there is no progress in the cases of two murdered jounalists2018-07-12T22:29:47ZFrench investigative film-maker, Laurent Richard, says that journalists in Malta and Slovakia should not feel alone. Freedom of the press is the base for democracy.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20867878/slovak-diplomat-did-not-pay-rent-in-new-zealand.htmlSlovak diplomat did not pay rent in New Zealand2018-07-10T23:34:37ZAfter initial success, the owner of the house lost to Eva Tvarožková in court under the pretense of diplomatic immunity.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20867855/slovakia-leads-among-eu-member-states-in-mistrust-in-police.htmlSlovakia leads among EU member states in mistrust in police2018-07-10T23:12:44ZThe police opine that this is the result of the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20866611/pellegrini-slovakia-wants-to-extend-broad-gauge-track-to-bratislava.htmlPellegrini: Slovakia wants to extend broad-gauge track to Bratislava2018-07-09T14:31:37ZAfter meeting his Chinese counterpart in Sofia, Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini stressed his country wants to continue playing a strategic role in transport, as well as becoming the gate for Chinese investment in Europe.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20864312/slovakia-fined-with-1-million-for-landfill.htmlSlovakia fined with €1 million for landfill2018-07-05T09:30:00ZThe operation of the disputed landfill in Považský Chlmec has been extended despite polluting leaks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20863792/bratislava-old-towns-mayor-orders-fence-around-us-embassy-removed.htmlBratislava Old-Town’s mayor orders fence around US Embassy removed2018-07-04T14:48:22ZThe embassy refuses to comply, citing security concerns and the Vienna Convention.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20863297/fee-and-loan-rates-for-eu-students-guaranteed-after-brexit.htmlFee and loan rates for EU students guaranteed after Brexit2018-07-03T22:27:44ZHowever, no decision has been made yet about the long-term status of EU students.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20861852/pm-pellegrini-slovakia-will-accept-migrants-but-nobody-will-come-here-without-our-consent.htmlPM Pellegrini: Slovakia will accept migrants but nobody will come here without our consent2018-07-02T13:45:28ZThe EU summit brought agreement on the re-distribution of migrants; Slovakia will accept as many as 1,200 migrants to help neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20861422/will-slovakia-be-part-of-the-new-schengen.htmlWill Slovakia be part of the "new Schengen"?2018-07-02T00:06:45ZIf leaders in Brussels failed to agree on immigration, we would also feel it, says analyst Milan Nič.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20858980/pm-pellegrini-lack-of-dialogue-and-tolerance-threatens-multilateralism.htmlPM Pellegrini: lack of dialogue and tolerance threatens multilateralism2018-06-27T23:11:44ZAt the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, he also answered questiones about migrants, Ján Kuciak and the resignations of RTVS reporters.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20856988/orban-warns-slovakia-against-george-soros-on-a-tv-talk-show.htmlOrbán warns Slovakia against George Soros on a TV talk show2018-06-25T13:54:46ZThe Hungarian PM labelled Soros “a dangerous financial speculator”.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20855057/skripek-maltese-government-sold-88000-schengen-visas-in-libya.htmlŠkripek alleges Maltese government sold 88,000 Schengen visas in Libya2018-06-21T22:24:57ZThis case could also be behind last year’s murder of an investigative Maltese journalist, indicates Škripek.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854576/slovak-activist-presented-in-the-house-of-lords.htmlSlovak activist invited to the House of Lords2018-06-21T12:59:57ZWorld-renowned expert Michal Kravčík talked about water solutions created in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854253/report-slovak-made-arms-could-end-up-in-terrorist-hands.htmlReport: Slovak-made arms could end up in terrorist hands2018-06-21T05:43:47ZA report published at GLOBSEC points out that arms coming form Slovakia were used in Charlie Hebdo and Munich mall attacks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853496/team-of-us-military-experts-to-arrive-in-slovakia.htmlTeam of US military experts to arrive in Slovakia2018-06-19T20:48:29ZA small American team will come to Slovakia on July 1 and stay for 18 months to train and consult local armed forces.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853128/verdicts-passed-in-the-case-of-71-migrants-found-dead-in-a-truck.htmlVerdicts passed in the case of 71 migrants found dead in a truck2018-06-19T13:47:41ZThe four main defendants heard their verdicts in the case of the refrigeration car in which 71 dead migrants were found.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852535/international-gang-manufactured-fake-marlboro-cigarettes-in-slovakia.htmlInternational gang manufactured fake Marlboro cigarettes in Slovakia2018-06-18T20:28:29ZPolice uncover the largest illegal manufacturer of cigarettes in Slovak history.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852090/czech-pm-files-lawsuit-against-slovakia-at-echr.htmlCzech PM files lawsuit against Slovakia at ECHR2018-06-18T13:09:52ZCzech Premier Andrej Babiš sues his homeland in the European Court for Human Rights in connection with records proving his collaboration with the communist-era secret police.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849770/bratislava-still-among-the-worlds-best-cities-for-freelancers.htmlBratislava still among the world’s best cities for freelancers2018-06-14T14:09:03ZThe capitals of the Czech Republic and Slovakia attract freelancers, the recent survey suggests.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848445/bbc-is-surprised-by-obsolete-slovak-mig-fighter-planes.htmlBBC is surprised by obsolete Slovak MIG fighter planes2018-06-12T21:08:57ZThe British BBC TV also wonders why Russian engineers maintain the fighter planes at a NATO base.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848427/slovak-teenager-travelled-to-derby-to-give-birth.htmlSlovak teenager left her baby in the UK shortly after giving birth2018-06-12T21:01:54ZThe Slovak rape victim travelled to Derby to give birth.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847934/german-ministry-warns-tourists-against-slovakia.htmlGerman ministry advises tourists to be cautious in Bratislava2018-06-12T13:47:28ZApart from the capital – where recently a street conflict ended fatally – other places with recorded criminality are the High Tatras and spas.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847475/twitter-blocks-slovak-and-czech-disinformation-webs.htmlTwitter blocks Slovak and Czech disinformation webs2018-06-11T22:54:38ZThe social network is blocking more than 30 webs spreading hoaxes, hatred and medical nonsense.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846998/the-bus-line-901-to-continue-connecting-bratislava-and-hainburg.htmlThe bus line to continue connecting Bratislava and Hainburg2018-06-11T14:15:03ZAt the very last moment, the city public transport company managed to extend the license.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20845028/more-slovak-expatriates-interested-in-expat-certificate.htmlMore Slovak expatriates interested in expat certificate2018-06-07T23:40:06ZThe certificate brings several advantages for the holder.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844493/three-slovak-universities-ranked-among-1000-best.htmlThree Slovak universities ranked among 1,000 best2018-06-07T13:43:02ZThe recent QS World University Rankings were published on June 6.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844026/frontex-liaison-officer-will-be-placed-in-bratislava.htmlFrontex liaison officer will be placed in Bratislava2018-06-06T21:43:59ZThe officer is expected to have regular access to information about the situation on external borders, terrorism and return policy.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843589/ep-to-monitor-corruption-media-freedom-slovakia-among-targets.htmlEP to monitor corruption, media freedom – Slovakia among targets2018-06-06T13:55:47ZThe European Parliament established a monitoring group to continue the activities of ad hoc inspections scrutinising the murders of one Maltese and one Slovak journalist.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843250/same-sex-married-couples-have-the-right-to-stay-in-slovakia.htmlSame-sex married couples have the right to stay in Slovakia2018-06-05T21:37:26ZSlovak authorities respond to the latest judgement issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842727/bus-line-901-to-hainburg-will-stop-operating.htmlBus line 901 to Hainburg will stop operating2018-06-05T14:07:28ZOriginal license of the Bratislava public transport company has expired, now waiting for its renewal.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842037/slovakia-will-preside-over-the-oecd-ministerial-council-meeting-next-year.htmlSlovakia will preside over the OECD ministerial council meeting next year2018-06-05T00:56:17ZThe country will lead a group of the 37 strongest and most developed nations in the world.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842253/slovak-eu-commissioner-enters-race-to-become-ec-president.htmlSlovak EU commissioner enters race to become EC president2018-06-05T00:31:09ZThe ambition of Maroš Šefčovič is to try to ease tensions between old and new member states.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838824/luxembourg-has-the-best-bathing-water-unlike-slovakia.htmlSlovakia's bathing water lacks in quality2018-05-31T13:27:13ZOnly slightly more than half of bathing sites are of excellent quality.