rss_title Ambassador in London became European Diplomat of the YearĽubomír Rehák won the poll of the London-based magazine Diplomat. The Slovak ambassador to the United Kingdom, Rehák, became the European Diplomat of the Year on April 24.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:08 +0200 centre for expats to be built in BratislavaThe World Association of Slovaks Living Abroad will specify the details only after purchasing the building.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:56:39 +0200 airport scares with BratislavaThe biggest airport in Austria is lobbying to construct a third runway, using Slovakia as a deterrent example.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:48:58 +0200 people granted Slovak citizenship in 201566 percent of them went to non-EU citizens.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:41:35 +0200 parliaments to create joint group to supervise Europol activitiesIts first session is planned for the autumn.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:34:18 +0200 French in Slovakia would opt for Macron; analyst sees him as winner, tooFrench citizens who live and/or work permanently in Slovakia made Emmanuel Macron their winner of presidential election’s first round, while Francois Fillon ended second.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:04:44 +0200 blocked genuine Russian Embassy’s site, left the false oneFalse Facebook sites of the Russian embassies in Slovakia and the Czech Republic confused Facebook to the point that it blocked the official ones.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:41:22 +0200 military participates in 2017 Summer ShieldSlovak soldiers are participating in the international military drill in Latvia with almost 1,700 soldiers in total.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:36:07 +0200's Artificial intelligence system translates Slovak more accuratelyThe new feature uses neural networks to make better translations between Slovak and English.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:24:03 +0200á appointed to head UN Economic Commission for EuropeSlovak diplomat – who was once “shadow” foreign minister of the Smer party – will become an official of a UN economic body.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:08:28 +0200šice to answer UNESCO's open callThe eastern-Slovak metropolis has decided to vie for membership of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:06:35 +0200 is vulnerable to Russian influenceThe only country more vulnerable is Hungary.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:26:41 +0200 will help renovate schools for refugeesThanks to the project, about 4,000 children aged six to 18 will be able to visit school facilities in the Middle East.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:21:07 +0200 Schengen checks may slow travelBratislava airport recommends those travelling outside the Schengen zone to arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before the departure.Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:48:40 +0200 does not want Soros’ uniAfter a new law passed in Hungary, the Central European University may have to leave the country – but it is unlikely to move to Slovakia.Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:13:04 +0200 officers dispatched to MacedoniaIt is the second group tasked with protecting the borders with Greece.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:14:41 +0200 may be used for smuggling hazardous substancesWhile Slovakia is not a target of chemical weapons, the substances needed for them may be smuggled through the country.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:58:32 +0200 Kiska sends condolences to Putin for metro explosion in St. PetersburgNo Slovaks appear to be among victims of the metro explosion.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:47:51 +0200 withdraws from contract with pro-Putin newswireSlovak public-service TASR newswire after one month withdrew from the agreement with pro-Putin newswire Sputnik, after it has drawn media attention and criticism.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:22:47 +0200 immigration rules to be settled “as early as possible”Brexit is on, but it is unclear where it will leave UK citizens living in SlovakiaThu, 30 Mar 2017 12:23:00 +0200 Is citizenship an answer?Citizenship has become a much more frequently discussed issue among Brits living in Slovakia and Slovaks living in the UK following the Brexit vote.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:22:07 +0200 We have cases where parents have sold their own daughters for sexThe price of a human when trafficked on the black market is between €3,500 and €20,000.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:55:58 +0200 Slovakia among EU countries at greatest risk after BrexitSlovakia's economy is among those that will be most impacted by Brexit, the latest studies have shown.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:15:23 +0200 trafficking also concerns Slovaks. They are mostly sold to the UKThe focus has recently been shifting from women to men. They are sold into forced work, to carry out jobs nobody else wants to do.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:14:25 +0200 We want the UK to fulfil commitmentsThe prime ministers of the Visegrad Group commented on the UK’s obligations linked to its departure from the EU.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:27:53 +0200 young people trust the EUSlovakia has the highest share of young Eurosceptics among the surveyed countries.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:15:46 +0200 soldier wounded in Afghanistan is stabilisedIf possible, the soldier will be transported to the military hospital in Ružomberok.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:02 +0200 A news story can change the worldEvery journalist and editor has the responsibility to take a story beyond their daily beat, says Martha Mendoza, one of the team of four women who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their “Seafood from Slaves” investigation.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:40:00 +0200 I cannot see another living space for Slovakia than EUAfter the Rome Declaration was adopted unanimously at the ceremonial summit of 27 European-Union member states in Rome, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that it has made it clear that the Union wants to carry on united.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:53:20 +0200 friendly hospitals should lose UNICEF certificateOver the past few years, none of 30 Slovak hospitals with the certificate have asked to be inspected by UNICEF.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:54:06 +0100 Ministry: No Slovaks reported among injured in LondonThe Slovak Foreign Ministry has obtained no information indicating that Slovak nationals were among the injured in the London terrorist attacks.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:28:23 +0100 to allow foreigners seasonal work without temporary visaForeigners from countries outside the European Union will be allowed to get seasonal jobs even without having a temporary residence visa in Slovakia, due to a bill passed in parliament on March 23.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:25:20 +0100 Slovak pilot pleads guiltThe judge is expected to issue a verdict in early April.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:45:16 +0100 Foreign countries try to impact public opinionThe intelligence agency focuses on, among other things, tense relations between Russia and the West and related propaganda activities.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:01:03 +0100 send letter to USAThey describe Trump as an enemy of environmental protection who cast doubts on serious environmental threats.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:47:43 +0100 State citizenship of the Slovak RepublicThe Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to acquiring and losing Slovak state citizenship.Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:30:31 +0100 Slovakia must be at the heart of EU affairsPrime Minister again praised the Slovak presidency of the EU Council.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:15:57 +0100 of young GDR citizen on Czechoslovak border was a crimeHartmut Tautz killing is ruled illegal. After his name has been rehabilitated, his family is entitled to damage compensation.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:31:44 +0100 Commission refuse Kiska's "No"The Venice Commission refused to step in as arbiter and will let Slovakia resolve its own issue of Consitutional Court judge vacancies.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:57:38 +0100 prize winning journalist: Public lecture in Bratislava and KošiceMartha Mendoza will talk in Slovakia about stories which are showing the new face of a modern day slavery. Register now for the lecture for free.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:32:32 +0100's legal migrants increase but the numbers of illegal migrants fallThere are currently 93,000 foreigners legally residing in Slovakia, making up 1.7 percent of the population.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:42:34 +0100Žiga: We can cooperate with Iran in peaceful use of nuclear energySlovakia and Iran could cooperate in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, Slovak's visit to the latter country shows.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:04:29 +0100 Syrians from Germany arrested in Slovakia for smuggling migrantsThey face 10 years in prison if convicted.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:03:17 +0100 Brexit talks should not leave EU only with disadvantagesIf a multi-speed European Union turns into reality, Slovakia has to and wants to be at the core of integration, the Slovak PM said.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:39:58 +0100 and Hungary to construct two electricity linksTwo new cross-border links of electricity networks between Slovakia and Hungary will be introduced soon, with a total investment exceeding €80 million.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:40:30 +0100čok: Extraordinary EU summit on Brexit to take place in AprilSlovak ministries coordinate their preparation for Brexit negotiations. Slovakia and remaining member states should coordinate their stance before the April summit.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:36:09 +0100 UK will close borders already in MarchRestrictions will concern only people who would like to move to the country after March 2017.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:29:39 +0100, Swedes rid Europe of Slovak armsEuropol estimates that criminals have smuggled around 10,000 Slovak weapons into the EU market.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:14:47 +0100 hopes to host the seat of the European Medicines AgencyThis issue will be part of settling the relationship between the EU and Great Britain.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:18:10 +0100 International slams Slovak discrimination against RomaThe organization's report also points to Fico and anti-migrant rhetoric.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:53:32 +0100 aid to increase by 10 percent y-o-ySlovakia will increase expenditure with neither spheres nor target countries changing substantially.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:26:41 +0100 takes nuts to help KenyansSlovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:32:08 +0100 officers may help in the MediterraneanTheir task will be to check vessels in the sea to curtail human smuggling.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:49:46 +0100 city council turns down rental contract with US EmbassyThe embassy has progressed in finding a new site for relocation.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:01:49 +0100 denies Russian media reports on its support of SlexitThe opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:55:20 +0100 philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, diesThe man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:52:47 +0100 ministers: Alliance needs a stronger eastern borderSlovak defence minister met with his colleagues in BrusselsThu, 16 Feb 2017 22:19:05 +0100 investigates medical symposium in SlovakiaThe medical symposium taking place in the Orava region of Slovakia lured participants with skiing, folklore and plum brandy – financed largely from EU funds.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:14:33 +0100Špaček is new government proxy for Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros disputeAs the incumbent government proxy for the international dispute concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros waterworks got another international position, he will be replaced by another Slovak.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:01:33 +0100 trafficking Slovak victims is dismantledPolice detained five people and seized extensive evidence during house searches.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:55:34 +0100 met with Ban Ki-moon in KenyaThey discussed the challenges of the 72nd UN General Assembly and mutual collaboration between Slovakia and South Korea.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:04:51 +0100 aid projects improve situation in KenyaThe Slovak president visited Kenya for the first time and highlighted the exchange of experiences between the two countries.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:54:28 +0100 presidency of EU did not interest EuroscepticsSlovak Presidency of the EU Council resonated in two thirds of the population, however, it had no impact on perception of the EU.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:23:55 +0100 fees to end this summerIn June 2017, roaming fees within the different countries of the EU will end for calling, sending short text messages and surfing on the internet.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:24:11 +0100 scientist receives award from American Ceramic SocietyHead of science academy receives award during US trip.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:47:54 +0100 has the sixth lowest number of foreigners in the EUThe most common myth is that too many foreigners live in Slovakia.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:29:08 +0100 helping in Greece: Tough weather conditions causing trouble in refugee campsBetter education would help Slovaks understand the people that end up becoming refugees, says Monika Svetlíkova.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:25:40 +0100 Slovak OSCE mission member is an extremistThe organisation has distanced itself from his statements, while the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry has cancelled its permission for him to serve in the mission.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:39:55 +0100 discusses current situation in Ukraine with PoroshenkoThe president repeated that Slovakia has not forgotten about Ukraine.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:33:46 +0100’s regulation prevents Slovak MEP from entering USASecurity services stopped Slovak MEP Branislav Škripek at Istanbul airport.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:21:37 +0100 technology will be moved through SlovakiaThe movements will take place between February 7 and 12.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:36:53 +0100 opens honorary consulate in HaifaJosef Pickel becomes the Slovak honorary consul to Israel.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:52:44 +0100 to lure US firms back. How will this impact Slovakia?Corporate 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.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:41:49 +0100 and Japan agree on social securitiesIt is the first agreement of its kind signed between Slovakia and Japan.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:41:43 +0100 may draw inspiration from Slovak oligarchsSlovakia has appeared twice in the stories published by the US media in the past few days.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:02:10 +0100 to check Slovak soldiers in UkraineThe 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.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:23:58 +0100 President decorates Slovak soldiersThe soldiers received Poland's Afghanistan Star medal for excellent performance in carrying out their duties with the Polish contingent in Afghanistan.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:16:09 +0100 EU only errand boys of America regarding some issuesThe 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.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:17:48 +0100 group of jokers says goodbye to UKThe group created a message for the Brits on a pond with an area of 18,000 square metres .Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:54:00 +0100 needs to prepare for Brexit homecomersWith approximately 75,000 Slovaks living and working in the UK the question arises: will the "hard Brexit" send some of them home?Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:30:21 +0100 Court asks EU court about protection to asylum-seekerThe Slovak Supreme Court suspends one specific asylum procedure to ask the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) two prejudicial questions.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:01:26 +0100čák opens Montenegrin honorary consulate in BratislavaA new diplomatic representation has been opened in the Slovak capital.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:29:37 +0100 opens its forces integration unit in BratislavaA total of 41 soldiers will be assigned to the Slovak unit.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:37:32 +0100 will send humanitarian aid to ItalyIt will be distributed to the cities of Norcia and Foligno.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:23:34 +0100 in the UK don’t have to fear BrexitFor now, the UK is still a proper member of the EU, the Slovak Embassy in London informed.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:13:10 +0100 politicians thank Obama, wish success to Donald TrumpTop 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.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:48:36 +0100 Through Slovakia, over 1,000 refugees already resettledAlthough Slovakia is not the ultimate destination country for refugees, it serves as transit country for them.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:42:49 +0100 Ambassador: Slovakia is very pro-EuropeanAmbassador 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.Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:30:00 +0100 accepts the Malinová caseThe case of Hedviga Malinová ends in Slovakia after 10 years, and moves to Hungarian courts.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:26:49 +0100 Maňka the first Slovak in the leadership of European ParliamentMEP for the coalition Smer party Vladimír Maňka became the first Slovak to join leading position for the EU Parliament.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:47:35 +0100 EU should not emerge from Brexit talks weakened and UK strengthenedAt 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.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:43:19 +0100 to make life of Slovaks in the UK harderThe UK wants to have control over migration to the country, Theresa May says in her Brexit speech.Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:29:49 +0100 last astronaut on the Moon diesAstronaut Eugene Cernan was of Slovak and Czech origin.Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:39:45 +0100 diplomat gets an important Council of Europe postThe new head of the Council of Europe’s Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to help improve the situation in the country.Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:24:39 +0100 OECD will conduct audit of anti-corruption legislation in SlovakiaThe audit is designed to determine whether anti-corruption legislation is effective and standard, and whether it could pose an obstacle to economic growth.Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:01:36 +0100 Queen awards Slovak honorary consul in New ZealandThe Honorary Consul of Slovakia to New Zealand got the New Zealand Order of Merit from Elizabeth II.Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:00:59 +0100 likely to leave for mission in LatviaThe government approves the deployment, but it still needs to be okayed by parliament.Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:51:15 +0100 presidency seen as a successSlovakia’s first-ever EU presidency took place in unprecedented and turbulent times. Slovakia managed well, although some programme points remain unfulfilled.Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:29:55 +0100 finance minister to reportedly lead top Eurogroup postWould be an honour, but he does not want to be part of speculations.Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:28:59 +0100 will lead a simulated international mission to MarsMichaela Musilová will test the durability of colostrum and beta glucan, natural products developed and produced in Slovakia by small innovative firmsTue, 10 Jan 2017 13:25:47 +0100