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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.

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

Slovakia hosts first EU institution

The ELA will have its headquarters in the centre of Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Jun 2019, at 15:00

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Timothy Garton Ash: Brexit could be the beginning of the end for EU

The UK needs to hold another referendum, opines historian Timothy Garton Ash.Lukáš Onderčanin12. Jun 2019, at 9:32

Timothy Garton Ash

Slovaks want to spend the most in the EU

They want to spend money mostly on relaxation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jun 2019, at 22:14

Slovaks are willing to spend more money than any other European nation in 2019.

Slovaks consider the US a bigger threat than Russia

Support for NATO is growing, though.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jun 2019, at 22:39

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V4 countries may propose Šefčovič as joint candidate for EC president

European Commision's Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič is the most recognisable politician that can be offered, experts say.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. May 2019, at 14:05

Maroš Šefčovič
European Parliament election 2019

EP election: Preliminary results show pro-EU forces prevail

Take a look at how people voted for their MEPs around Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. May 2019, at 22:02

Historical group from the Rotenstein festival voted in Holic.

European far right visited Bratislava. Activists protested in the streets

The conference held in the Slovak capital was attended by Marine Le Pen and other European nationalist politicians.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2019, at 22:04


How many foreigners in Slovakia are going to vote in EP elections?

The nationals of Cyprus, Estonia and Malta did not register.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2019, at 21:47

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This time it is different. But is it?

As EP elections are just around the corner, many are wondering who will show up to the polls.Oľga Gyarfašová13. May 2019, at 14:55

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Nice driveway! An occasional column on life in Slovakia

Send in the clowns

The poorly attended circus that is the European elections is about to come to town. Enjoy the show – but don’t expect too much of the performers.James Thomson, 12. May 2019, at 18:43

Exactly zero voters cast ballots based with EC leadership in mind

Why will so few Europeans vote in European elections? Because of meetings like the recent one in Sibiu.Benjamin Cunningham, 10. May 2019, at 18:36

Leaders of some EU member states in Sibiu, Romania.

Slovaks like the EU but they are not motivated to vote

In Slovakia, the remain vote would have it if there was a referendum on exiting the EU, sociologist opines.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 9. May 2019, at 17:21

A man walks with an umbrella outside EU headquarters in Brussels.

Call of 21 presidents: Europe is the best idea we have ever had

The call issued ahead of the EP election was joined by the Slovak head of state.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. May 2019, at 13:53

President Andrej Kiska