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New EU labour authority officially launched

Slovakia’s labour minister says that the European Labour Authority can serve as a small European Commission.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Oct 2019, at 14:03

The European Labour Authority will reside on Landererova Street in Bratislava.

V4 countries reject EU’s plan on the redistribution of migrants

The plan was drafted by only four EU countries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2019, at 14:02

Migrants are being rescued in the Mediterranean

Šefčovič recommended for EU commissioner post

Coordinators have unanimously approved Slovakia's nominee for the post.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Oct 2019, at 22:08

Maroš Šefčovič
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Slovakia's highest-ranking EU officer returns home to join PS-Spolu

Vladimír Šucha will advise the parties on education.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Sep 2019, at 13:42

Vladimír Šucha, head of the EU's Joint Research Centre (JRC) leaves the Commission to fight extremism and to better education in Slovakia.

Von der Leyen wants Šefčovič in her inner circle

PM Peter Pellegrini said so after his meeting with the next European Commission president.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Sep 2019, at 22:01

Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini meets future EC President Ursula von der Leyen.

Slovakia reportedly ready to block the deal between the EU and Latin America

Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná said Brazil's approach to the Amazon fires is unacceptable.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Aug 2019, at 22:51

Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná
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Blog: EU takes timid steps toward a circular economy

Monika Junicke from Komerční Banka describes the main challenges complicating the implementation of European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan.Monika Junicke19. Aug 2019, at 12:30

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ends up in landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.
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Blog: From farm to fork: Future outlook for the EU agri-food sector

The EU agri-food sector is likely to undergo dramatic changes in the years to come. David Bielik, Account Executive at Fipra Slovakia, identifies the main challenges and offers various possible developments.David Bielik5. Aug 2019, at 12:25

Macron: Čaputová is the symbol of united Europe

There is still room to improve trust between east and west, Slovak president said in France.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jul 2019, at 21:26

Caputova met Macron during her official visit to France on July 24.

Lajčák: Slovakia's EU interests more vital than V4 group

The EU negatively perceives the central European V4 cooperation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2019, at 13:48

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák.
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Blog: Slovakia needs crucial reforms to enhance R&D

Silvia Hallová, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton Slovakia, explains why Slovakia continues to lag behind in R&D and what can be done to improve it.Silvia Hallová22. Jul 2019, at 12:25

How will Slovak MEPs spend their time? These are the committees they will serve on

MEP from the far-right party will sit on the civil liberties committee.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 18. Jul 2019, at 13:19

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Slovaks and other EU citizens may stay in the UK after Brexit

But they have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jul 2019, at 22:22

"Remain" supporters demonstrate in Parliament Square, London, on July 2, 2016.
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Blog: Slovakia through the European lenses

Head of Economic Analyses Section at EC Representation shares interesting insights from the 2019 edition of EC’s Country Report on Slovakia and highlights the priorities of EU’s upcoming budgeting period.AmCham team2. Jul 2019, at 12:30

Most Slovaks favour official European-Atlantic foreign policy of Slovakia.

President, PM and Speaker of Parliament signed declaration on foreign policy

Meanwhile, Andrej Danko has invited Lukashenko to Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jun 2019, at 12:48

Zuzana Čaputová, Andrej Danko, Peter Pellegrini

Čaputová in Brussels: Europe needs to speed up

After Prague, Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová decided to travel to Brussels as her second official visit.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jun 2019, at 22:14

The Slovak president meets with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker on June 25, 2019.
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Study: Dual food quality is an issue in the entire EU, not just in the East

The European Commission analysed 1,400 food samples in 19 EU countries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jun 2019, at 13:53

USSK reduces pig iron production by one third

The steelmaker is responding to the flooding of the EU steel market by cheap steel.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Jun 2019, at 22:35

The government has nominated Šefčovič for the European Commission

Slovakia's Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič is expected to occupy one of the top EC posts.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jun 2019, at 21:40

European Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič has served as the commissioner since 2009.

A bridge between East and West: Why many Slovaks see their country in the middle

The bridge concept is an illusion, say experts.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 13. Jun 2019, at 20:00