rss_titlehttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssrss_subtitlerss_contact_emailskIt takes nuts to help KenyansSlovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:32:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465109/it-takes-nuts-to-help-kenyans.htmlPolice 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465011/police-officers-may-help-in-the-mediterranean.htmlBratislava 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20464235/bratislava-city-council-turns-down-rental-contract-with-us-embassy.htmlSaS 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20463961/sas-denies-russian-media-reports-on-its-support-of-slexit.htmlUS 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20463955/us-philosopher-with-slovak-roots-michael-novak-dies.htmlNATO ministers: Alliance needs a stronger eastern borderSlovak defence minister met with his colleagues in BrusselsThu, 16 Feb 2017 22:19:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461637/nato-ministers-alliance-needs-a-stronger-eastern-border.htmlOLAF 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461050/olaf-investigates-background-of-medical-symposium-in-slovakia.htmlŠpaček 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461059/spacek-is-new-government-proxy-for-gabcikovo-nagymaros-dispute.htmlGroup trafficking Slovak victims is dismantledPolice detained five people and seized extensive evidence during house searches.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:55:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20460466/group-trafficking-slovak-victims-is-dismantled.htmlPresident 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20460182/president-met-with-ban-ki-moon-in-kenya.htmlSlovak 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20459155/slovak-aid-projects-improve-situation-in-kenya.htmlSlovak 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20458421/slovak-presidency-of-eu-did-not-interest-eurosceptics.htmlRoaming 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20455281/roaming-fees-to-end-this-summer.htmlSlovak scientist receives award from American Ceramic SocietyHead of science academy receives award during US trip.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:47:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454895/slovak-scientist-receives-award-from-american-ceramic-society.htmlSlovakia 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454807/slovakia-has-the-sixth-lowest-number-of-foreigners-in-the-eu.htmlSlovak 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454752/slovak-helping-in-greece-tough-weather-conditions-causing-trouble-in-refugee-camps.htmlUPDATED: 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454280/slovak-osce-mission-member-is-an-extremist.htmlKiska discusses current situation in Ukraine with PoroshenkoThe president repeated that Slovakia has not forgotten about Ukraine.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:33:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20449782/kiska-discusses-actual-situation-in-ukraine-with-poroshenko.htmlTrump’s regulation prevents Slovak MEP from entering USASecurity services stopped Slovak MEP Branislav Škripek at Istanbul airport.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:21:37 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20449724/trumps-regulation-prevents-slovak-mep-from-entering-usa.htmlMilitary technology will be moved through SlovakiaThe movements will take place between February 7 and 12.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:36:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448834/military-technology-will-be-moved-through-slovakia.htmlSlovakia opens honorary consulate in HaifaJosef Pickel becomes the Slovak honorary consul to Israel.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:52:44 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448863/pellegrini-opens-honorary-consulate-in-haifa.htmlTrump 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448642/trump-to-lure-us-firms-back-how-will-this-impact-slovakia.htmlSlovakia 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448237/slovakia-and-japan-agree-on-social-securities.htmlTrump 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20448226/trump-may-draw-inspiration-from-slovak-oligarchs.htmlPolice 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20447333/police-to-check-slovak-soldiers-in-ukraine.htmlPolish 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20446838/polish-president-decorates-slovak-soldiers.htmlFico: 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20446148/fico-eu-only-errand-boys-of-america-regarding-some-issues.htmlA 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20443878/the-group-of-jokers-say-goodbye-to-uk.htmlSlovakia 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20443149/slovakia-needs-to-prepare-for-brexit-homecomers.htmlSupreme 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20443026/supreme-court-asks-court-of-justice-whether-it-can-grant-protection-to-asylum-seeker.htmlLajčák opens Montenegrin honorary consulate in BratislavaA new diplomatic representation has been opened in the Slovak capital.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:29:37 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20442989/lajcak-opens-montenegrin-honorary-consulate-in-bratislava.htmlNATO 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441990/nato-opens-its-forces-integration-unit-in-bratislava.htmlSlovakia will send humanitarian aid to ItalyIt will be distributed to the cities of Norcia and Foligno.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:23:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441986/slovakia-will-send-humanitarian-aid-to-italy.htmlSlovaks 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441457/slovaks-in-the-uk-dont-have-to-fear-brexit.htmlSlovak 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20440360/slovak-politicians-thank-obama-wish-success-to-donald-trump.htmlIOM: 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20440334/iom-through-slovakia-over-1000-refugees-already-resettled.htmlFrench 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437522/french-ambassador-slovakia-is-very-pro-european.htmlHungary 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20438047/hungary-accepts-the-malinova-case.htmlMEP 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437561/mep-manka-the-first-slovak-in-the-leadership-of-european-parliament.htmlFico: 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437507/fico-eu-should-not-emerge-from-brexit-talks-weakened-and-uk-strengthened.htmlBrexit 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20436031/brexit-to-make-life-of-slovaks-in-the-uk-harder.htmlThe last astronaut on the Moon diesAstronaut Eugene Cernan was of Slovak and Czech origin.Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:39:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20435596/the-last-astronaut-on-the-moon-dies.htmlSlovak 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20435571/slovak-diplomat-gets-an-important-council-of-europe-post.htmlFico: 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20435161/fico-oecd-will-conduct-audit-of-anti-corruption-legislation-in-slovakia.htmlBritish 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20431760/british-queen-awards-slovak-honorary-consul-in-new-zealand.htmlSoldiers 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20430673/soldiers-likely-to-leave-for-mission-in-latvia.htmlEU 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20427404/eu-presidency-seen-as-a-success.htmlSlovak 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20429665/slovak-finance-minister-to-reportedly-lead-top-eurogroup-post.htmlSlovak 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 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20429656/slovak-will-lead-a-simulated-international-mission-to-mars.htmlMP Blahová turned to UN because of Čistý deňThe case of the resocialisation centre Čistý deň (Clean Day) in which minors were said to be abused has made it from the Slovak environment to the international scene.Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:37:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20428585/mp-blahova-turned-to-un-because-of-cisty-den.htmlDrunken Slovak pilot sackedReleased from prison on bail, the pilot faces two charges.Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:23:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20426387/drunken-slovak-pilot-sacked.htmlFetyko: We think Slovakia is worse than other countries but it’s not trueRichard Fetyko left for the USA on a one-year school exchange but then ultimately stayed for 22 years. He worked in the financial sector – first in Oklahoma, then Texas, and later on Wall Street.Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:05:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20425579/fetyko-we-think-slovakia-is-worse-than-other-countries-but-its-not-true.htmlOver 4,500 soldiers deployed during presidencyDefence minister praises the performance of his department.Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:55:36 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20424743/over-4500-soldiers-deployed-during-presidency.htmlFico: Slovakia did well presiding over the EU CouncilSlovak Presidency of the EU Council was indeed successful, Prime Minister Robert Fico says.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:41:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423878/fico-slovakia-did-well-presiding-over-the-eu-council.html2017 heralds arrival of two Black Hawk helicopters to SlovakiaAmerican military helicopters are to replace aging Russian Mi-17 machines.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:33:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423872/2017-heralds-arrival-of-two-black-hawk-helicopters-to-slovakia.htmlNo Slovaks thought to be among victims of Istanbul attackSlovak Ministry is in contact with Turkish authorities.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 11:13:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423305/no-slovaks-thought-to-be-among-victims-of-istanbul-attack.htmlPoliticians comment on Slovak EU PresidencyThe presidency winds up on December 31; some Slovak politicians are now summing up the past six months.Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:30:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20421841/politicians-comment-on-slovak-eu-presidency.htmlJavorčík proud of Presidency’s trade achievementsMalta takes over the EU presidency from January 1.Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:03:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20421031/permanent-representative-to-eu-proud-of-presidencys-trade-achievements.htmlFico, Kiska, send condolences over air crashIt is a great loss for Russian culture, the Slovak PM writes after 92 people perished in an air crash, including members of the Alexandrov Ensemble.Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:37:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20419468/fico-kiska-send-condolences-over-air-crash.html30 foreigners without residence permit, banished after police check13 foreigners without a Slovak residence permit came from Serbia, 11 from the Ukraine, three from Bosnia Herzegovina, two from Armenia and one from Turkey.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 23:52:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20417744/30-foreigners-without-residence-permit-banished-after-police-check.htmlKiska: The attack in Germany was not an accidentHe also sent his sympathies to the bereaved.Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:10:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20415785/kiska-the-attack-in-germany-was-not-an-accident.htmlFico: The Berlin incident is an attack against European cultural identitySlovakia has adopted several measures to protect Slovakia after the December 19 attack in Germany, keeping to the second level of terrorist threat.Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:44:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20415092/fico-the-berlin-incident-is-an-attack-against-european-cultural-identity.htmlSlovak among most wanted criminals in EuropeThe list of most wanted criminals consists of more than 50 murderers, kidnappers, terrorists, drug dealers and so on.Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:26:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20414582/slovak-among-most-wanted-criminals-in-europe.htmlFico: Good that EU Summit ends with “effective solidarity”Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico commented on the European Council’s conclusions about country’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:53:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20414075/fico-good-that-eu-summit-ends-with-effective-solidarity.htmlFight against dumping from abroad successfulSlovak representatives consider the adoption of the proposal modernising the EU’s trade defence tools a breakthrough.Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:10:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20409740/fight-against-dumping-from-abroad-successful.htmlDubček’s bust unveiled at end of Slovak EU presidencyA bust of Alexander Dubček, the late Czechoslovak politician and a European symbol of social justice, was unveiled in Strasbourg.Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:48:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20409929/dubceks-bust-unveiled-at-end-of-slovak-eu-presidency.htmlUPDATED: Slovakia will send humanitarian aid to SyriaThe total value of the delivery amounts to €127,000.Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:09:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20409522/slovakia-will-send-humanitarian-aid-to-syria.htmlFico used milder language in BrusselsSlovak PM described Slovakia’s six-month presidency of the EU Council as successful.Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:04:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20409520/fico-used-milder-language-in-brussels.htmlKiska: Populism decreases trust in the EUEurope also lacks mutual understanding and a broader discussion on what is bothering the countries.Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:09:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20408966/kiska-populism-decreases-trust-in-the-eu.htmlPoprad among Guardian’s top winter city breaksThe list also contains cities like Baden-Baden, Poznan or Åre-Östersund.Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:53:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20408942/poprad-among-guardians-top-winter-city-breaks.htmlDefence Minister offers training premises for Cypriot troopsIn September 2016, Slovakia increased its number of active members in the peacekeeping mission on Cyprus from 159 to 169.Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:46:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20408503/defence-minister-offers-training-premises-for-cypriot-troops.htmlSlovakia to preside over OSCE in 2019After Slovakia presides over the Council of European Union in the second half of 2016, it will also preside over the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2019.Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:51:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20407867/slovakia-to-preside-over-osce-in-2019.htmlFico: Renzi to blame for any destabilisationIt was evident that Renzi would get a licking, and he received a sound one, according to Slovak PM.Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:06:36 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20405381/fico-renzi-to-blame-for-any-destabilisation.htmlSingaporean student died in Slovakia, donated organs to seriously illThe decision of a Singaporean youth who donated his organs for transplant in Slovakia may have saved the lives of four Slovak patients.Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:09:36 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20404814/singaporean-student-died-in-slovakia-donated-organs-to-seriously-ill.htmlSlovakia extradites Hamzat S. to SwedenSuspected of terrorism by Russian, he was waiting for the courts’ decision.Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:49:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20402750/slovakia-extradites-hamzat-s-to-sweden.htmlSlovaks praise Austrian vote for presidentThe results are good news for the country as well as Europe as a whole, according to Deputy Speaker of Parliament Béla Bugár.Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:19:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20402183/slovaks-praise-austrian-vote-for-president.htmlDenmark to banish Slovak woman for beggingBegging is a crime in Denmark and the court ruled that a Slovak beggar should be imprisoned for forty days and then banished.Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:27:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20398862/denmark-to-banish-slovak-woman-for-begging.htmlSlovakia to participate in NATO crisis management exercise in 2017Slovakia is slated to increase not just its budget for the armed forces, but also its engagement and presence in the NATO.Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:46:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20398472/slovakia-to-participate-in-nato-crisis-management-exercise-in-2017.htmlUN defended Slovak woman dismissed following maternity leaveSlovak women often face gender discrimination in professional life; one of them did not succumb and turned to the courts due to lay-off after maternity leave. The UN came to her defence.Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:20:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20398130/un-defended-slovak-woman-dismissed-following-maternity-leave.htmlLajčák may get important UN postSlovakia submitted the candidacy already in 2003.Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:43:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20397548/lajcak-may-get-important-un-post.htmlPoverty threatens every fifth personThe most problematic groups are young people, single-parent families, families with many children, disabled people and the Roma.Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:36:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20397107/poverty-threatens-every-fifth-person.htmlMissiles used by Islamists were to be disarmed in NovákyAmmunition found in the Middle East was supposed to be destroyed by the Slovak state-run company.Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:45:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20396525/missiles-used-by-islamists-were-to-be-damaged-in-novaky.htmlUS planes train in SlovakiaThe exercise of CV-22 OSPREY planes will focus on brown out and shooting.Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:21:58 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20396509/us-planes-train-in-slovakia.htmlSlovakia signs memos, drawing €113 million from Norwegian fundsNorway funds have been used, for example, for restoring Devín Castle, the State Theatre in Košice and the synagogue by Peter Behrens in Žilina.Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:53:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20396078/slovakia-signs-memos-drawing-113-million-from-norwegian-funds.htmlSlovak PM breaks the isolation of LukashenkoPM Fico visited Belarus to increase bilateral trade and improve relations, the first EU state representative official visit after a long break.Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:33:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20395452/slovak-pm-breaks-the-isolation-of-lukashenko.htmlSlovak officials react to death of Cuba’s Fidel CastroCuba has never threatened anyone; it only wanted to live its own life, and it was hated by many for this courage, borne by revolution leader Fidel Castro, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said in reaction to Castro’s death.Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:24:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20395397/slovak-officials-react-to-death-of-cubas-fidel-castro.htmlInternational conference on UNESCO conventions takes place at UmelkaAmong the numerous international events connected with Slovakia’s presidency of the EU Council is a cultural one, focusing on the implementation of UNESCO conventions.Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:44:36 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20392304/international-conference-on-unesco-conventions-takes-place-in-umelka.htmlSlovakia will vie for OSCE presidency in 2019Slovakia will apply for the presidency of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for the year 2019. The cabinet acknowledged a document in preparation for the presidency on November 23.Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:40:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20391872/slovakia-will-vie-for-osce-presidency-in-2019.htmlChristmas Bazaar turns 25There are numerous events preceding Yuletide, including charity ones, and one of them, the annual traditional Christmas Bazaar, turns 25 this year.Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:33:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20391861/christmas-bazaar-turns-25.htmlSlovakia may get €113m from Norwegian fundsSlovakia may use the money to finance projects linked to entrepreneurship and innovations, climate changes, cultural heritage or the fight against gender-related violence.Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:39:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20391242/slovakia-may-get-113m-from-norwegian-funds.htmlKiska and Hollande agree that enthusiasm in Europe must be restoredThe presidents also highlighted Slovak-French relations.Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:41:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20390905/kiska-and-hollande-agree-that-enthusiasm-in-europe-must-be-restored.htmlKorčok: EU should be less obsessed with TrumpThe state secretary comments on Slovakia’s actions as the presiding country of the EU Council.Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:36:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20390903/korcok-eu-should-be-less-obsessed-with-trump.htmlCouncillor Borguľa complains about embassy fence to TrumpThe security fence around the US Embassy in Hviezdoslavovo Square is in dispute, and one Bratislava city councillor took to a letter to inform Trump of the illegal use of public space.Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:50:12 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20390360/councillor-borgula-complains-about-embassy-fence-to-trump.htmlInterpol is searching for 34 wanted SlovaksINTERPOL has 34 Slovaks on its list, including four women, and 14 missing Slovak persons.Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:39:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20390303/interpol-is-searching-for-34-wanted-slovaks.htmlKiska officially visits France for first timeSlovak Economy Minister Peter Žiga, Foreign Ministry state secretary Lukáš Parízek and a delegation of Slovak businessmen accompany the president on his official visit to Paris.Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:52:48 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20389915/kiska-officially-visits-france-for-first-time.htmlEurobarometer: Slovaks’ view of EU improvesSlovaks believe more in the European Union compared to last year, improving the most in the EU.Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:55:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20389144/eurobarometer-slovaks-view-of-eu-improves.htmlSlovakia orchestrated talks on EU budgetTotal commitments are set at €157.88 billion and payments at €134.49 billion.Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:59:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20386838/slovakia-orchestrated-talks-on-eu-budget.htmlBanská Bystrica receives flag for European City of SportMayor of Banská Bystrica, Ján Nosko, received the flag for his city as a 2017 European City of Sport in the European Parliament in Brussels.Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:33:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20386346/banska-bystrica-receives-flag-for-european-city-of-sport.htmlKaliňák considers general asylum a main mistakeThe current migration crisis was aggravated by the ditching of a quality readmission process, the interior minister said.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:01:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20385497/kalinak-considers-general-asylum-a-main-mistake.htmlFico: I’m nervous about current state of EUSlovak PM described Slovakia’s first ever Presidency of the Council of the EU as extraordinarily fruitful.Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:27:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20384089/fico-im-nervous-about-current-state-of-eu.html