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News and analysis on Slovakia in the EU Council

Whistleblower Zuzana Hlávková and her former colleague Pavol Szalai who supported her claims.
Whistleblower Hlávková to Foreign Minister Lajčák: You can still tell the truth. Zuzana Hlávková5. Sep 2018, at 12:21
The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.
In general, Slovakia handled the EU Presidency well, assessed the Supreme Audit Office. 20. Feb 2018, at 1:24
the Slovak EU Council Presidency
Despite suggestions of media reports, rules of economic competition were not distorted in Foreign Ministry’s orders during Slovakia’s presidency of the EU Council, the Anti-trust Office finds. 18. Jan 2018, at 13:48
Yordanka Chobanova, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bratislava
We realise it will not be easy, but we know what we want to achieve and know we can do it, Ambassador Yordanka Chobanova writes as Bulgaria starts its first EU Council Presidency. Yordanka Chobanova5. Jan 2018, at 13:03
Federica Mogherini and Miroslav Lajčák at their joint press conference in Bratislava, during Slovak presidency of EU Council.
NKÚ announced that there were no crimes committed by the Slovak organisers of the country’s presidency of EU Council, but added mistakes were made, including incomplete invoices, flawed accountancy and a formal… 19. Dec 2017, at 13:59
the Slovak EU Council Presidency
The Foreign Affairs Ministry welcomes the decision, but the ethics watchdog says the scrutiny lacked depth. 20. Jun 2017, at 13:30
the Slovak EU Council Presidency
The inspection of the Public Procurement Office has not revealed any flaws, despite the criticism of former ministry employees. 26. Apr 2017, at 14:09
The family photo of representatives of EU national parliaments meeting in Bratislava.
Its first session is planned for the autumn. 24. Apr 2017, at 22:34
FAM Miroslav Lajčák
Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák reacted to most recent accusation by a former ministry employee, retorting that nobody wittingly made a slip in conenction with the Slovak EU presidency. 15. Mar 2017, at 23:05
Foreign Minister Minister Lajčák
Transparency International Slovensko now prepares a lawsuit. 28. Feb 2017, at 22:59
The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.
The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors. 21. Feb 2017, at 13:35
Slovakia's EU presidency logo
Slovak Presidency of the EU Council resonated in two thirds of the population, however, it had no impact on perception of the EU. 13. Feb 2017, at 23:23
In June 2017, roaming fees within the different countries of the EU will end for calling, sending short text messages and surfing on the internet. 9. Feb 2017, at 14:24
the Slovak EU Council Presidency
Slovakia’s first-ever EU presidency took place in unprecedented and turbulent times. Slovakia managed well, although some programme points remain unfulfilled. and 1 more10. Jan 2017, at 14:29
Slovakia's EU presidency logo
But a non-affiliated MP warns that none of them disprove accusations. 4. Jan 2017, at 13:45
Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš after cabinet session September 28.
Defence minister praises the performance of his department. 3. Jan 2017, at 23:55
Foreign Minister Minister Lajčák
Transparency International Slovensko accuses the ministry of “arrogant tactics of violating the law”. 3. Jan 2017, at 13:33
Foreign Ministry State Secretary and Government Proxy for Slovak Council of the EU Presidency Ivan Korčok.
The presidency winds up on December 31; some Slovak politicians are now summing up the past six months. 30. Dec 2016, at 12:30
Slovakia’s Permanent Representative to the EU Peter Javorčík
Malta takes over the EU presidency from January 1. 29. Dec 2016, at 14:03
Slovak OM Robert Fico in Brussels, December 16
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico commented on the European Council’s conclusions about country’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. 19. Dec 2016, at 13:53
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