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EU parliaments to create joint group to supervise Europol activities

Its first session is planned for the autumn. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Apr 2017, at 22:34

The family photo of representatives of EU national parliaments meeting in Bratislava.

KPMG: Slovakia among EU countries at greatest risk after Brexit

Slovakia's economy is among those that will be most impacted by Brexit, the latest studies have shown. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Mar 2017, at 23:15

EU-UK, illustrative stock photo.

Fico: We want the UK to fulfil commitments

The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group commented on the UK’s obligations linked to its departure from the EU. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Mar 2017, at 13:27

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico signs the Warsaw Declaration, as his counterparts from Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka (l), Hungary, Viktor Orbán (center), and Poland, Beata Szydlo (r), watch behind.

Most young people trust the EU

Slovakia has the highest share of young Eurosceptics among the surveyed countries. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Mar 2017, at 14:15

EU opens e-payment market to IT giants

People should benefit from stronger competition, faster and cheaper payments and higher security. Peter Adamovsky ,28. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Illustrative stock photo

Fico: I cannot see another living space for Slovakia than EU

After the Rome Declaration was adopted unanimously at the ceremonial summit of 27 European-Union member states in Rome, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that it has made it clear that the Union wants to carry… Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Mar 2017, at 12:53

Robert Fico signing the Rome Declaration

Employment in Slovakia increases compared to eurozone average

The number of people employed in the eurozone in the last quarter of 2016 compared to the previous quarter increased by 0.3 percent, but Slovakia fared even better in this period of time. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Mar 2017, at 22:47

Illustrative stock photo.

Brussels will contribute €1bn for Slovak railways

The money will go mostly to modernise the trains, but also to build terminals and parking lots. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Mar 2017, at 22:20

Illustrative stock photo

PM: Brexit talks should not leave EU only with disadvantages

If a multi-speed European Union turns into reality, Slovakia has to and wants to be at the core of integration, the Slovak PM said. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Mar 2017, at 13:39

Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis (l) and Slovak PM Robert Fico (r)

MPs approved exchange of information

The parliament transposed the EU regulation, whose aim is to secure comprehensive and effective administrative collaboration between tax administrations via mandatory automatic exchange of information. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Mar 2017, at 5:30

František Imrecze, director of the Financial Administration

The UK will close borders already in March

Restrictions will concern only people who would like to move to the country after March 2017. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Mar 2017, at 13:29

NGOs to get €250,000 to help use EU Funds

The civic sector will be able to supervise more effectively the implementation and use of European-Union funds, also thanks to extra state funding. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Feb 2017, at 13:51

Peter Pelelgrini

EC praises economy, but problems remain

The recent report highlights Slovakia’s economic development. The country however still lags behind in several areas affecting people’s lives. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 23:36

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.Andy Garth22. Feb 2017, at 12:00

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.

OLAF investigates medical symposium in Slovakia

The medical symposium taking place in the Orava region of Slovakia lured participants with skiing, folklore and plum brandy – financed largely from EU funds. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 14:14

Skiing was the bait to lure doctors to the symposium.

Špaček is new government proxy for Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros dispute

As the incumbent government proxy for the international dispute concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros waterworks got another international position, he will be replaced by another Slovak. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 14:01

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák
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Slovaks in the UK don’t have to fear Brexit

For now, the UK is still a proper member of the EU, the Slovak Embassy in London informed. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Jan 2017, at 13:13

EU-UK, illustrative stock photo.

NBS: Hard Brexit may slow down Slovakia’s economic growth by 0.5 percent

Impact on Slovakia will be indirect via its main trade partners, especially Germany Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jan 2017, at 21:52

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May

MEP Maňka the first Slovak in the leadership of European Parliament

MEP for the coalition Smer party Vladimír Maňka became the first Slovak to join leading position for the EU Parliament. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jan 2017, at 13:47

Vladimír Maňka, Smer MEP

Fico: EU should not emerge from Brexit talks weakened and UK strengthened

At the event marking the end of Slovakia's Council of EU presidency, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico commented on the issue of Brexit that greatly impacted the six-month period. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jan 2017, at 13:43

PM Robert Fico

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