Migration crisis

Migration in the EU

Bad, worse, or worst. Central bank shows its scenarios for Slovak economy

Slovakia is headed into recession.Jana Liptáková, 25. Mar 2020, at 13:20

Peter Kažimír, Governor of the National Bank of SLovakia

Eight police officers will help at borders with Turkey

They will be part of a group of 100 police officers from various EU countries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Mar 2020, at 13:57

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When did the foreign press write about Slovakia the most?

German dailies paid more attention to Slovakia than their French and Italian counterparts between 2000 and 2017.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 15. Jan 2020, at 16:54

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A World of Neighbours

Love Thy Neighbour: How the Church of Sweden advocates for people on the move

On a grassroots level, people tend to solve the problems that might look unsolvable on a macro level, says programme director Anna Hjälm.Anna Fay, 8. Jul 2019, at 9:40

Migration as a threat was the most common thread of disinformation being spread before the 2019 EP elections, a GLOBSEC report suggests.

A new hoax uses old video depicting an inspection by customs officers

The shot has nothing to do with refugees.Marcela Rebrová13. Dec 2018, at 23:43

The recording does not display an action against migrants, but comes from a totally different event.

What does Lajčák really believe in?

The time to speak up was in 2015 and 2016. Lajčák didn’t, because it wasn’t career-friendly.Benjamin Cunningham, 23. Nov 2018, at 16:07

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

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

Migration as a threat was the most common thread of disinformation being spread before the 2019 EP elections, a GLOBSEC report suggests.