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Migration in the EU

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 Wednesday Compiled 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

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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

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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.

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