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Police officers dispatched to Macedonia

It is the second group tasked with protecting the borders with Greece. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Apr 2017, at 23:14

Two Syrians from Germany arrested in Slovakia for smuggling migrants

They face 10 years in prison if convicted. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Mar 2017, at 21:03

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Police officers may help in the Mediterranean

Their task will be to check vessels in the sea to curtail human smuggling. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2017, at 13:49

Illustrative stock photo

This is not the monster you are looking for

Slovaks should know better than to trifle with religious freedoms, given their history of totalitarian regimes that have divided citizens into ‘worse’ and ‘better’ categories based on their religious beliefs. Michaela Terenzani ,9. Feb 2017, at 17:08

Slovakia has the sixth lowest number of foreigners in the EU

The most common myth is that too many foreigners live in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Feb 2017, at 23:29

Analyst: Society has the tools to prevent the worst from happening

Robert Fico did not appear in the Washington Post story about European far right by accident, says political analyst and director of the Institute for Public Affairs Grigorij Mesežnikov. Michaela Terenzani ,1. Feb 2017, at 15:47

Grigorij Mesežnikov

Kaliňák considers general asylum a main mistake

The current migration crisis was aggravated by the ditching of a quality readmission process, the interior minister said. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Nov 2016, at 0:01

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Slovak police officers leave to protect Serbian borders

The country has already sent over 300 police officers to protect the EU’s external borders over the past year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Oct 2016, at 23:10

Police officers will protect Serbian-Macedonian borders.

Kiska in conflict with other V4 presidents

Slovak President Andrej Kiska was in opposition with the rest of the presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries – Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic – concerning the refugee crisis. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Oct 2016, at 13:37

V4 presdients: L-R Czech MIloš Zeman, Hungarian János Áder, Polish Andrzej Duda, and Slovak Andrej Kiska at a meeting in Rzesów, Poland.

Police officers will protect Bulgarian borders

The European Border and Coast Guard project was launched during Slovakia's EU presidency. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Oct 2016, at 13:34

Hungarian referendum shows a clear message

Migration: a joint challenge, a waste of money or an example of needing to value the outcome – these are the Slovak responses to the Hungarian referendum on refugee quotas. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Oct 2016, at 12:47

A picture from the village of Veresegyhaz, Hungary.

Fico: Quotas are politically finished

Slovak PM claims migrant quotas still divide the EU. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Sep 2016, at 6:30

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Slovakia accepts two more Syrian families

The country promised to take altogether 100 refugees from Greece and Italy. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Sep 2016, at 12:42

Refugees await asylum in Humenné detention camp.

USA returns ambassador to Slovakia again

Adam Sterling took the post after the departure of Theodore Sedgwick in early summer 2015. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Sep 2016, at 22:56

US Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling

Refugees to get education in Slovakia

Education obtained in Slovakia may then help refugees when returning to their homelands, foreign affairs minister claims. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Sep 2016, at 13:05

President Andrej Kiska

Who are the last defenders of Europe?Plus

The European dream has always been most threatened by politicians who got stuck halfway from autocracy to democracy. Beata Balogová ,15. Sep 2016, at 18:00

The start of the Visegrad cooperation in 1991: Presidents Lech Walesa, Árpád Göncz, and Václav Havel. (in the centre)

Hell in Slovakia

White majority remains indifferent to horrific experiences of non-white visitors. Tom Nicholson ,9. Sep 2016, at 9:00

Extremists repeatedly attack Somali woman

NGOs call on politicians to realise that their statements can boost hatred towards Muslims. Roman Cuprik ,8. Sep 2016, at 13:38

Slovaks would be the first to suffer without the EUPlus

Brussels should have more patience with Central Europe, as it is the first time the region has had to deal with incoming refugees, says Globsec analyst Jakub Wisniewski. Lukáš Onderčanin ,7. Sep 2016, at 11:36

Jakub Wisniewski

Two Assyrian families returned to Iraq

Remaining Christian refugees in Slovakia continue with the integration process. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Aug 2016, at 7:13

Refugees await asylum in Humenné detention camp.

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