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President Kiska meets Ukrainian Prime Minister

SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska held talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava on September 10, the TASR newswire reported. Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Sep 2015, at 0:18

Slovak President Andrej Kiska, right, and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, pose before their meeting in Bratislava

President Kiska and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg discuss security risks

PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska received NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Bratislava September 10 to discuss the world's worsening security situation and the risks that citizens and states are facing, the TASR…Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Sep 2015, at 0:17

Slovak President Andrej Kiska

Prime Minister Fico on Nord Stream: “They’re making fools of us.”

THE ANNOUNCED expansion of the transport capacity of the Nord Stream gas pipeline is an anti-Ukrainian and anti-European project, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said after talks with his Slovak…Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Sep 2015, at 0:15

Prime Minister Robert Fico

Kiska spoke with Ukraine’s President about gas supplies

SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska talked to his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on the phone on September 3 and congratulated him on Ukraine's recent Independence Day which is celebrated annually on August 24,…Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Sep 2015, at 22:37

President Andrej Kiska shares a laugh with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.

Analysts: Slovakia ill prepared to face Russian propaganda

RUSSIA has been developing ways how to spread lies and disinformation for years an Slovak civil society groups look to be doing more to combat it than the government, say analysts approached by The Slovak Spectator.…Roman Cuprik, 16. Jul 2015, at 13:38

Intelligence service head presented the annual report

CORRUPTION, shell companies, Ukraine and the Islamic State were among the topics head of the Slovak Information Service (SIS) intelligence agency Ján Valko discussed with MPs on July 3. Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jul 2015, at 13:45

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Foreign Ministry: Three Slovaks expelled from Ukraine

THE FOREIGN Ministry is aware of Slovaks who have been deported from Ukraine, with the situation being monitored by Slovakia’s consulate-general in Uzhgorod on June 24.   Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jun 2015, at 23:06

Peter Susko

Slovak fighters in Ukraine prompt legal change

TWO days after news website Aktuality.sk published an interview with a Slovak fighting for rebels in Ukraine the government announced on June 10 that it will introduce a new law making it illegal to do so.  Roman Cuprik, 17. Jun 2015, at 12:17

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John McCain to visit Slovakia’s 2015 GLOBSEC Security Forum

SET to take place between June 19-21, the 2015 GLOBSEC international security forum, which will be held for the 10th time, will discuss the Ukrainian crisis, the threat posed by Islamic State and preparations for…Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jun 2015, at 7:34

Slovak Atlantic Commission Director Milan Solár and the Central European Strategy Council director Robert Vass

A Czech-Slovak troop created within the separatist army

THE SEPARATE troop of Czech and Slovak volunteers has been formed inside of an international brigade of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic separatists in eastern Ukraine.  Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Jun 2015, at 13:40

Russia and Ukraine: stay the course

In recent months, Ukraine has receded from the news headlines in Slovakia. This is understandable, as other domestic issues such as the Váhostav crisis have been dominating headlines. 9. Jun 2015, at 8:24

Fico’s foreign policy criticised by 70 Slovak personalities

SOME 70 representatives of Slovak social and cultural life published a criticism of foreign policy of Prime Minister Robert Fico. They signed a declaration called "We Do Not Want to Replace European Union for…Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jun 2015, at 14:14

Jozef Hašto
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Fico critical of Russia sanctions in Moscow

TRADE sanctions on Russia are harmful for everybody, Prime Minister Robert Fico said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on June 2. Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jun 2015, at 13:02

Prime Minister Fico leaves for Moscow talks

SLOVAK Prime Minister Robert Fico has left for Moscow on June 1, with transit of Russian gas via Slovakia, crude oil supplies, spent nuclear fuel and the closure of the cyclotron case from the era of Vladimír Mečiar…Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jun 2015, at 13:52

PM Robert Fico

Kiska: Slovakia will never recognise Crimea annexation

SLOVAKIA will never recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea, the country’s president Andrej Kiska said after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his official visit to Kiev on May 20. Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. May 2015, at 6:20

Presidents: Slovak (L) Andrej Kiska and Ukrainian Petro Poroshenko.

Slovak trade not markedly hit by sanctions against Russia

SLOVAKIA was not significantly impacted by Russia-targeted sanctions last year as regards its economy, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry wrote in a recent report on the achievements of the country’s economic…Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. May 2015, at 13:38

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Fico will not participate in Ukraine WWII commemoration

PRIME Minister Robert Fico will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II only in the Polish city of Gdansk, the Slovak city of Liptovský Mikuláš and Moscow. Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. May 2015, at 0:35

Ukraine prepares for WWII end celebration with a military parade, too.

Slovak army wants more soldiers

SINCE the beginning of 2014 around 1,000 men and women joined Slovak army and another 400 should sign up in the coming months based on a government strategy that came in reaction to the conflict in Ukraine,…Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. May 2015, at 22:46

Deputy PM: Slovakia will help Ukraine, but future in their hands

SLOVAKIA is ready to help Ukraine with reforms and supports its European orientation on its way to a political and economic association with the EU, Deputy Prime Minister for Investments Ľubomír Vážny said at a…Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Apr 2015, at 22:31

Ľubomír Vážny

Putin's bikers' ride through Slovakia provokes concerns

​ THE NIGHT Wolves, a reportedly ultra-nationalist motorcycle club with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, are planning to make an appearance in Slovakia on their way to Berlin. Some Slovaks see this as…Michaela Terenzani, 27. Apr 2015, at 22:03

Some 50 bikers set off from Moscow on April 25.