Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskState Secretary of Environmental Ministry holds talks with Chinese ministerSpace for cooperation is in strategic water planning and integrated management of river basins.Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:33:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654807/state-secretary-of-environmental-ministry-holds-talks-with-chinese-minister.htmlMinister Lajčák holds talks with president TrumpThe 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.Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:11:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654299/minister-lajcak-holds-talks-with-president-trump.htmlAustria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s bordersRefugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:04:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653927/austria-launches-random-checks-close-to-slovakias-borders.htmlElite anti-terrorist units from Europe train in SlovakiaThe Lešť training centre sees a special exercise for the members of anti-terrorist units from eight European countries.Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:57:34 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653841/elite-anti-terrorist-units-from-europe-train-in-slovakia.htmlNY Times highlights partnership in a Roma settlementNY Times reports on the achievements of Spišský Hrhov where the mayor decided to improve the integration of Roma.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:34:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652677/ny-times-highlights-partnership-in-a-roma-settlement.htmlA total of 359 foreign students to study at Comenius University this yearMost of them are interested in the Management FacultyMon, 18 Sep 2017 22:49:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652173/a-total-of-359-foreign-students-to-study-at-comenius-university-this-year.htmlSlovakia to produce barrels for Swedish mortarsThe system will be integrated in Swedish combat vehicles.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:02:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649703/slovakia-to-produce-barrels-for-swedish-mortars.htmlSlovakia to propose third bidder for EUGC JudgeAfter 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.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:30:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648920/slovakia-to-propose-third-bidder-for-eugc-judge.htmlForeigners can use the new visa appThey find information necessary for coming to Slovakia.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:15:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648479/foreigners-can-use-the-new-visa-app.htmlNY Times: Tolerant spa town feels the chill of Slovak populismIncidents against Muslims on the rise, the daily reports.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:10:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648472/ny-times-tolerant-spa-town-feels-the-chill-of-slovak-populism.htmlLajčák takes over top UN postThe UN General Assembly president has several important tasks.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:06:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647993/lajcak-takes-over-top-un-post.htmlNew apostolic nuncio gives credentials to president KiskaMonsignor Giacomo Ottonell replaces Mario Giordana who retired from official duties after reaching the canonical age of 75.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:03:44 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648011/new-apostolic-nuncio-gives-credentials-to-president-kiska.htmlFulbright scholars will receive no-fee visasThe new procedure is expected to significantly ease the administrative burden.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:18:09 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642878/fulbright-scholars-will-receive-no-fee-visas.htmlRefugee quota lawsuit is deadWe respect the court, but our stance toward quotas remains unchanged, says Fico.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:13:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642573/slovakias-lawsuit-against-the-eu-dismissed.htmlThree Slovak universities are listed among the top schools in the worldTwo of the schools are situated in Bratislava and one in Košice.Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:36:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642380/three-slovak-universities-are-listed-among-the-top-schools-in-the-world.htmlBill Gates visited SlovakiaThe computer mogul, founder of Microsoft and philanthropist Bill Gates supported his daughter.Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:57:58 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641012/bill-gates-visited-slovakia.htmlIOM provides grants for training courses to non-EU nationalsThird-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.Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:36:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20638780/iom-provides-grants-for-training-courses-to-non-eu-nationals.htmlLajčák visits India for talks with the Indian PMThe visit was due to minister Lajčák assuming the post of president of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in September.Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:06:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20637967/lajcak-visits-india-for-talks-with-the-indian-pm.htmlHow to be an intern in SlovakiaThese 12 FAQs will give you the basics on internships for foreign students in Slovakia, based on the experiences of a Slovak Spectator intern.Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:20:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611366/how-to-be-an-intern-in-slovakia.htmlTraditional Slovak language and culture school has new graduates144 participants from all around the world have received their certificates this yearMon, 28 Aug 2017 22:34:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20636860/traditional-slovak-language-and-culture-school-has-new-graduates.htmlSlovak soldiers start a training mission in the MediterraneanSlovak military policemen are part of a team under the German navy’s leadership.Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:12:52 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20634292/slovak-soldiers-start-a-training-mission-in-the-area-of-the-mediterranean-sea.htmlSlovak woman spends two days at a Bulgarian airport after losing her ID cardShe had to wait for someone to deliver her passport before she could continue her holidayThu, 24 Aug 2017 17:33:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20633382/slovak-woman-spends-two-days-at-a-bulgarian-airport-after-losing-her-id-card.htmlMacron and Fico agree on commensurate salaries for workers posted abroadSlovak government approves of the Posting of Workers EU directive prior to the Salzburg meeting.Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:00:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20633377/macron-and-fico-agree-on-commensurate-salaries-for-workers-posted-abroad.htmlSlovaks participate in anti-terrorist exercise in ViennaIt was the first combined training exercise of Austrian and foreign watercraft and helicopters in Austria.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:12:14 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20632375/slovaks-participate-in-anti-terrorist-exercise-in-vienna.htmlSlovakia wins international arbitration on talc mining licenceBut the complainant has not had his last word.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:48:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20632480/slovakia-wins-international-arbitration-on-talc-mining-licence.htmlMeucci: Italy is not going through a catastropheGabriele 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.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628911/italy-is-not-going-through-a-catastrophe.htmlStreet in Essen bears name of hometown of cyclist Peter SaganBelgian Essen is a sister city of ŽilinaMon, 21 Aug 2017 22:59:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20631571/street-in-essen-bears-name-of-hometown-of-cyclist-peter-sagan.htmlGarth: We need a deal that will benefit both“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.Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628907/garth-we-need-a-deal-that-will-benefit-both.htmlFormer RAF pilot diesImrich Gablech received several Czech and foreign awards and medals. On the occasion of his 100th birthday he was promoted general.Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628952/former-raf-pilot-dies.htmlShip captain awarded in memoriamThe 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.Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628928/ship-captain-awarded-in-memoriam.htmlNo Slovak injured in BarcelonaPresident Andrej Kiska and Prime Minister Robert Fico offered condolences to victims' families and the country.Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:59:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20629093/no-slovak-injured-in-barcelona.htmlEmbassies support Rainbow PrideSuch events celebrate the contributions to society by LGBTI persons and affirm respect for everyone.Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:35:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628683/embassies-support-rainbow-pride.htmlSlovak cabinet postpones ratification of Istanbul ConventionJustice minister is calling for more conversations on the topic.Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:20:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628259/slovak-cabinet-postpones-ratification-of-istanbul-convention.html'Firefighter Attaché' to be appointed at Czech Embassy in SlovakiaOnly nine people in the Czech Republic would qualify for the position.Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:34:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623903/firefighter-attache-to-be-appointed-at-czech-embassy-in-slovakia.htmlSlovak EXPO exhibition visited by nearly 150,000 peopleThis year’s focus is on green energy successes.Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:17:26 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622605/slovak-expo-exhibition-visited-by-nearly-150000-people.htmlThe UN is calling for more efficiency, says MFA LajčákMiroslav Lajčák will assume the post of UN General Assembly President on September 12.Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:15:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621497/the-un-is-calling-for-more-efficiency-says-mfa-lajcak.htmlSlovakia and Japan could develop their good chemistryBoth Japanese and Slovaks are hardworking and diligent; good chemistry may exist for cooperation in industry and innovation, says Japanese Ambassador to Slovakia Jun Shimmi.Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618569/japan-could-set-example-in-promoting-education.htmlSlovakia wants to intensify links with JapanSlovak foreign affairs minister was invited to Tokyo in early July on the occasion of his election as the president of the 72nd UN Assembly.Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618624/slovakia-wants-to-intensify-links-with-japan.htmlCzechoslovak soldiers rememberedThe 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 SlovakiaSun, 06 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618600/czechoslovak-soldiers-remembered.htmlSlovak and Japanese Olympic committees to work togetherThey are looking forward to more mutual contacts.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618628/slovak-and-japanese-olympic-committees-to-work-together.html