NGO: Slovak Assistance to Cuba Potentially Harmful to Locals’ Health

Bratislava, March 26 (TASR) - Slovakia's assistance to Cuba in reconstructing its Felton thermal power plant, which suffered a breakdown last year, could actually contribute to endangering the local environment and harming people's health,...

Fico: I Can’t See Any Other Living Space for Slovakia than EU

Rome, March 25 (TASR-correspondent) - The Rome Declaration adopted unanimously on Saturday at the ceremonial summit of 27 EU-member states in Rome, marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, has made it...

Fico: Slovakia Must Be Stable and Prepared for Multi-speed EU

Rome, March 24 (TASR) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico stated on Friday ahead of the largely ceremonial EU summit due to take place in Rome on Saturday that he believes that nobody will...

Fico: Balkans Migration Route Can’t Be Blocked without Turkey

Bratislava, March 24 (TASR) - It's a display of realism in politics to acknowledge that the EU isn't able to prevent migrants from entering Europe via the so-called Balkans route without cooperating with Turkey,...

Lajcak: Not Acting on Global Warming Issue Will Lead to Disaster

Bratislava/New York, March 24 (TASR) - If we don't take action on the global warming issue now, it'll be a disaster for future generations, stated Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (a...

Transport Ministry Wants to Resume Train Service to Rajka and Gyor

The Transport and Construction Ministry, led by Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid), plans to resume the train service between Bratislava and the Hungarian towns of Rajka and Gyor as of December in order to improve the transport connection between the two neighbouring regions, TASR learnt on Friday.

Parliament OKs Changes of State Border between Slovakia and Hungary

The state border line between Slovakia and Hungary will be adjusted due to some planned water management projects on the Ipel River, according to a proposal approved by Parliament with 142 votes on Thursday.

Kiska: Slovakia Should Focus on Consistency in Foreign Policy

Bratislava, March 16 (TASR) - In terms of its foreign policy, Slovakia this year has to focus on consistency in its stances, public support for strategic interests and on coming together instead of moving...

Fico: Slovakia Must Be at Heart of EU Affairs

It would be a pity for Slovakia to pass up the opportunity to make the most of its current momentum and the major accomplishments in the transformation process thus far, or if it failed to join the list of EU countries advancing at a brisker clip than the remainder, said Prime Minister Robert Fico on Thursday.

Lajcak: We Don’t Dramatise Any Lack of Agreement in V4

Bratislava, March 15 (TASR) - We never dramatise it if the Visegrad Four/V4 (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) doesn't agree on something, said Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak on...

Kiska Congratulates Hungarian President Ader on Re-election

Bratislava, March 13 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Monday telephoned his Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader to congratulate him on his re-election in a parliamentary vote earlier in the day, stating that he's...

Fico Represents Sobotka at EU Summit in Brussels

Brussels, March 10 (TASR-correspondent) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico at an informal part of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday represented not only his own country but also Czech Premier Bohuslav Sobotka,...

Fico: Temporary Quotas Absolute Fiasco; EU Has No Alternative Solution

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) – The system of temporary migrant quotas within the EU is an absolute failure, stated Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) at a meeting of the parliamentary European affairs committee on...

Fico: If EU President Election Is Postponed, Tusk Won’t Be Re-elected

Bratislava, March 8 (TASR) – If the Polish Government succeeds in postponing the European Council president election until a different EU summit, the incumbent Donald Tusk won't be re-elected, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert...

Two Syrians from Germany Arrested in Slovakia for Smuggling Migrants

Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) - The Slovak police have pressed charges of people smuggling against two Syrian nationals with temporary stays in Germany who were caught attempting to smuggle a 23-year old-Syrian woman with...

Sebej: Total Restart of European Union is Impossible

A total restart of the European Union (EU) with 27 member states is not possible, Slovak Parliament's foreign affairs committee chair Frantisek Sebej (Most-Hid) said on RTVS's discussion programme 'O 5 minut 12' (Five Minutes to Twelve) on Sunday while discussing the Union's future with MEP Jozef Viskupic (OLaNO-NOVA) and MEP Ivan Stefanec (KDH).

Slovakia to Monitor How UK Treats Slovaks Living There

Bratislava, March 3 (TASR) - The devil is in the details, and Slovakia will therefore closely monitor how the UK's promised generosity towards Slovaks living there will be met, stated Slovak Prime Minister Robert...

Minister Matecna Decorated with French State Award for Agriculture

Paris/Bratislava, February 27 (TASR) - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) became the first Slovak citizen ever to receive the highest French state award for her contributions in agriculture, TASR learnt on Monday.

Analyst: People Non-committal about EU Are Easily Swayed

A total of 45 percent of Slovaks have a neutral view of the European Union, according to the results of a Eurobarometer 86 survey announced by head of the European Commission Representation in Slovakia Dusan Chrenek.

Eurobarometer: EU’s Image Improving in Slovakia

The EU's image in Slovakia has begun to improve again, with Slovaks supporting the Union more in general, and also having more trust in its institutions and policies than before, as is evident from the results of the Eurobarometer 86 survey carried out in November, European Commission Representation Office head Dusan Chrenek said at a press conference on Friday.