SNS: EU Must Show Clear Benefits of Membership

Bratislava, January 17 (TASR) - The time has come for the EU to show that it will last, and those who believe that it would be better for Great Britain to leave must be proven wrong, coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) spokesperson Julia Kollarova told TASR on Tuesday.

Jourova Praises Progress on Path to European Prosecutor

Bratislava, January 17 (TASR) - Large cross-border fraud involving VAT and other types of fraud are committed across Europe and often don't respect borders, and as this is a European and not just a national problem it calls for a European solution, Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid) concurred with EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Protection and Gender Equality Vera Jourova on Tuesday.

Fico: OECD to Conduct Audit of Anti-corruption Legislation in Slovakia

Paris, January 16 (TASR - correspondent) - The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will carry out an audit of Slovak anti-corruption legislation, according to an agreement struck between Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurrio in Paris on Monday.

Lajcak: No Point to Judge Trump’s Administration before it Assumes Office

It makes no sense to speculate over steps by Donald Trump's new administration sooner than it assume office, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak said before the EU Foreign Affairs Council's first meeting of the year, which will be held in Brussels on Monday.

Zeman: Slovak Presidency Changed Attitude towards Migration Crisis

The Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of last year changed the EU's attitude towards the migration crisis, and that's why it was successful, Czech President Milos Zeman has said in an exclusive interview for TASR and TABLET.TV.

Solymos Happy with Outcome of Slovak EU Presidency

Environment Minister Laszlo Solymos (Most-Hid) has expressed his satisfaction with the results of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Fico: Budget for Presidency Has Not Been Exhausted, Saving is over €14 mn

I can seriously state today that Slovakia's Presidency of the Council of the EU was a real success, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) told Monday's news conference dedicated to the presidency's evaluation.

Danko: If Britain Gains Privileges by Brexit, EU Will Cease to Exist

Bratislava, December 31 (TASR) - The end of the European Union isn't only a theoretical but also a real possibility, and Slovakia has to be prepared for this, Parliamentary Chairman and Slovak National Party...

Danko: Time When Brussels Looked Down on National Parliaments Over

Bratislava, December 30 (TASR) - One of the reasons why Slovakia as part of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union organised an informal summit of EU parliamentary chairs in Bratislava in...

Slovakia Sends 14 Soldiers to Afghanistan

Ruzomberok, December 30 (TASR) - Defence Minister Peter Gajdos (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) in Ruzomberok (Zilina region) on Friday bid farewell to 14 soldiers of the special unit of the Slovak Armed Forces...

Javorcik: I’m Proud of Slovak EU Presidency’s Achievements in Trade

Brussels/Bratislava, December 28 (TASR-correspodent) - The most valuable success of the Slovak Council of the EU Presidency was agreements regarding EU trade policies, Slovakia's Permanent Representative to the EU Peter Javorcik has stated.

Prime Minister Fico Sends Condolences to Vladimir Putin

Bratislava, December 25 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) sent a telegram of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin over a recent aircraft crash in Sochi, TASR learnt on Sunday.

Cibula: Austrian Islamist Security Threat Threatens Bratislava as Well

Bratislava, December 22 (TASR) - A terrorist threat originating from Austria could also put Bratislava in danger, believes former Slovak Intelligence Service (SIS) director and Former Intelligence Officers Association chair Igor Cibula.

Fico: Attack on European Cultural Identity in Berlin, We Must Defend Ourselves

Bratislava, December 20 (TASR) - The attack on people gathered at a Christmas market in Berlin represents an attack on the cultural identity of Europe, and Slovakia is entitled to adopt counter-measures, said Prime Minister Robert Fico on Tuesday after a session of the National Security Analytical Centre convened in response to the attack.

Korcok: Defence and Security Are Business of Political Leaders

The common security and defence policy has seen no progress, but this isn't the business of any presidency, but of political leaders, said Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry State Secretary and Government Proxy for Slovakia's Presidency of the Council of the EU Ivan Korcok on Monday.

Fico: Sanctions against Russia Ineffective, Let’s Stick to Our Own Truth

Bratislava, December 14 (TASR) - Sanctions against Russia have failed to modify the behaviour of Moscow towards Ukraine, said Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) at a session of the parliamentary European affairs committee held on Wednesday.

Slovakia Sending Humanitarian Aid Worth €127,000 to War-torn Aleppo

Bratislava, December 14 (TASR) - Slovakia is sending humanitarian aid to three hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the fiercest fighting in the country is taking place at the moment, TASR learnt...

Leaders of EU Institutions Ink Joint Declaration on Legislative Priorities

Strasbourg/Brussels, December 13 (TASR-correspondent) - Top representatives of the three European institutions signed a joint declaration on the EU's legislative priorities for 2017 in Strasbourg on Tuesday, TASR learnt on the same day. Slovak Prime...

Fico: Internal Political Issues Threatening European Project

Strasbourg/Brussels, December 13 (TASR-correspondent) - The EU-member states are gambling with the unique project of the European Union, stated Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg...

Prime Minister Fico Respects Rejection of Prochazka’s Bid

Bratislava, December 13 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) respects the decision of the Council of the EU's consultative committee, which has rejected Radoslav Prochazka's bid for a judge of the EU General Court (EUGC), TASR learnt on Tuesday.