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EU recovery plan opens a window of opportunity if Slovakia can use it well

Experts recommend spending billions of euros from the recovery fund on transforming Slovakia’s industry-driven economy.Jana Liptáková, 9. Jul 2020, at 13:23

Bratislava becomes home of European Labour Authority

ELA is meant to make Europe’s labour market fairer and enable citizen mobility.Jana LiptákováNina Hrabovská Francelová, 23. Jun 2020, at 13:00

Digital economy index: Slovakia at bottom ranks among EU states

About 82 percent of Slovaks use the internet and two-thirds use online banking.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jun 2020, at 13:58

The EU delegation for the Youth 20 Summit will be led by a Slovak

Miriam Prívarová is the first Slovak to lead the summit, which officially accompanies the meeting of G20 leaders.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. May 2020, at 21:15

Miriam Prívarová

Legal questions raised as border closures extended

Negotiations start on holiday ‘corridor’ to Croatia, but health experts call for people to stay in Slovakia.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 7. May 2020, at 19:56

Restrictions at Slovakia’s borders with Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary were extended until May 27, the government decided on May 7.

Former minister Lajčák set to return to the Balkans

The former foreign affairs minister is one of Slovakia's top diplomats.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Mar 2020, at 14:16

Miroslav Lajčák

New minister will fly in from Washington

SaS put forward a top professional diplomat. Ivan Korčok is a safe pair of hands, analysts say.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 19. Mar 2020, at 18:02

Ivan Korčok

Slovakia fails to catch up with regional peers and the EU

Slovakia has made little progress in addressing the Commission’s 2019 recommendations.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Feb 2020, at 22:35


Youth in Slovakia most critical toward the US among V4 peers

They tend to position Slovakia somewhere between the east and west.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2020, at 14:13

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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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Slovaks living in the UK should register their residence

The recommendation was issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Jan 2020, at 13:16

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Europe needs to adapt and act swiftly and firmly

The legacy of 1989 is freedom, unity, and sovereignty.Christophe Léonzi3. Jan 2020, at 6:40

President Zuzana Caputova met French President Emmanuel Macron during her official visit to France on July 24.

Bratislava will not lose the EU office despite discord

EU institutions clash over a selection procedure of the ELA’s seat.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Nov 2019, at 22:21

The European Parliament questions the right of the Council of the EU to locate the European Labour Authority in Bratislava without the EP's approval

Slovaks the third lowest at risk of poverty in the EU

The EU is markedly failing to meet its Europe 2020 strategy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Oct 2019, at 14:01

Slovakia had the third lowest share of people living at  risk of poverty and social exclusion in the EU last year

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

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.