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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
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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

President Zuzana Caputova met French President Emmanuel 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.