rss_title 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 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 +0100 Slovak pilot sackedReleased from prison on bail, the pilot faces two charges.Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:23:46 +0100 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 +0100 4,500 soldiers deployed during presidencyDefence minister praises the performance of his department.Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:55:36 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 Slovaks thought to be among victims of Istanbul attackSlovak Ministry is in contact with Turkish authorities.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 11:13:38 +0100 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 +0100čík proud of Presidency’s trade achievementsMalta takes over the EU presidency from January 1.Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:03:27 +0100, 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 +0100 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 +0100 The attack in Germany was not an accidentHe also sent his sympathies to the bereaved.Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:10:21 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100ček’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 +0100 Slovakia will send humanitarian aid to SyriaThe total value of the delivery amounts to €127,000.Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:09:31 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 extradites Hamzat S. to SwedenSuspected of terrorism by Russian, he was waiting for the courts’ decision.Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:49:46 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100