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Migration in the EU

Slovakia to temporarily take 250 refugees

They will stay in the country only until they leave for their target destination.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Oct 2018, at 7:29

Pellegrini: We can take Syrian orphans

Slovakia’s prime minister admitted that Slovakia could help Greece and Italy with refugees. The Foreign Affairs Ministry is now analysing the possibilities.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Oct 2018, at 13:17

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PM Pellegrini: Slovakia will accept migrants but nobody will come here without our consent

The EU summit brought agreement on the re-distribution of migrants; Slovakia will accept as many as 1,200 migrants to help neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2018, at 13:45

Migrants arriving on the Greek coast, illustrative stock photo.

Will Slovakia be part of the "new Schengen"?

If leaders in Brussels failed to agree on immigration, we would also feel it, says analyst Milan Nič.Lukáš Onderčanin2. Jul 2018, at 0:06

Milan Nič, analyst of the German Council for Foreign Affairs

Orbán warns Slovakia against George Soros on a TV talk show

The Hungarian PM labelled Soros “a dangerous financial speculator”.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jun 2018, at 13:54

L-R: Slovak (Peter Pellegrini) and Hungarian (Viktor Orbán) PMs symbolically change the V4 presidency on June 21, 2018.

We are in for a hot summer

Europe has done very little to prepare for a reprise of mass refugee flows.Benjamin Cunningham, 18. May 2018, at 16:35

Refugee camp Traiskirchen

Hoax: George Soros made it rain sand in Europe

Two hoaxes involving burning tyres, George Soros and the Sahara were spread recently by Slovak media and social networks.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. May 2018, at 19:01

The disputed photo from Calais, used to spread a hoax.

Slovakia will give €8 million for solving migration problems

The money will mostly go to Libya.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Feb 2018, at 14:05

Police detain 78 illegal migrants in two lorries

In the city of Žilina, vehicles were stopped with dozens of illegally transported Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian nationals.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Nov 2017, at 13:51

Police detained 78 illegal migrants in Źilina, on November 14.

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Sep 2017, at 23:04

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Coalition Council meets on Friday

Danko called on remaining coalition parties to postpone the cabinet session scheduled for WednesdayCompiled by Spectator staff, 22. Aug 2017, at 0:01

Andrej Danko, chairman of the SNS

EU court’s advocate general proposes to dismiss quota lawsuits

Yves Bot rejects arguments from Slovakia and Hungary on the legality of the relocation plan.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jul 2017, at 13:55

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.

Asylum seekers avoid Slovakia

The country has accepted only 16 people through its quota system.Roman Cuprik, 11. Jul 2017, at 16:17

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.

Manager of one of the biggest refugee camps will lead discussion in Bratislava

Kilian Klenschmidt will talk about dire conditions in the Za’atari camp in Jordan, situated close to the Syrian border.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jul 2017, at 22:55

Do migrants earn hundreds of euros more than Slovaks for the same jobs?

Only in fake news. This is the selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jun 2017, at 21:06

Refugees on a train in Hungary.

Conditions for temporary stay for third country students get stricter

The coalition SNS party pushed through changes to prevent alleged abuse of temporary residence by foreign students.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jun 2017, at 23:49

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Kaliňak: voluntary quota system has failed

Only 12 percent of a total of 160,000 migrants have been relocated so far.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Jun 2017, at 13:28

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.

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

Migration crisis was one of causes for the rise in conspiracies and fake or hybrid news; illustrative stock photo

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

Migration crisis was one of causes for the rise in conspiracies and fake or hybrid news; illustrative stock photo