SaS Submits Constitutional Bill to Raise Defence Budget to 2% of GDP

Bratislava, May 26 (TASR) - Opposition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) has submitted a constitutional bill aimed at increasing Slovakia's defence budget by at least 0.1 percentage points each year so that eventually at...

Lajcak: Conflicts in Neighbourhood, Events Like GLOBSEC Needed

Bratislava, May 26 (TASR) - The 12th annual GLOBSEC international security conference was opened in Bratislava on Friday by Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak, who in his speech noted that the...

GLOBSEC Forum in Bratislava to See 1,300 Guests from 70 Countries

Bratislava, May 23 - Some 1,300 guests from 70 countries are set to attend the 12th edition of the international security forum GLOBSEC 2017 due to begin in Bratislava this Friday (May 26), TASR...

Fico: I Hope Estonian EU Presidency Will be Flexible Enough

The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU will be highly interested in preserving the unity of the Union, which is incredibly important for its future; but this can be achieved in other ways than by blindly obeying commands and respecting the stronger ones, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) following his meeting with his Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas on Monday.

Blaha: Paternalistic Relationship Belongs in Middle Ages, Not in EU

Bratislava, May 22 (TASR) - The paternalistic relationship that can be seen on the part of some western EU countries towards central and eastern EU states belongs to the Middle Ages and not to...

Lajcak Receives Prize for Assisting Bosnia and Herzegovina on Its Way to EU

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (a Smer-SD nominee) received on Thursday in Mostar a special prize, the European Personality of the Year 2016, from the Evening Paper daily for his assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina on its journey to the European Union, TASR learnt from the ministry's press department on Friday.

Lajcak: No One’s Perfect; But I Don’t See Any Alternative to EU

Banska Bystrica, May 17 (TASR) - No other country that joined the European Union in 2004 has benefited from it more than Slovakia, stated Slovakia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak at the...

Pellegrini Shares Slovakia’s Experience from Presidency with Estonia

Tallinn, May 16 (TASR-correspondent) - Slovakia's experience from its first presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2016 as well as the construction of infrastructure were among the main...

People Killed in Attempts to Escape to Free Europe Honoured at Devin

Devin is a place where we commemorate those who attempted to flee Czechoslovakia and live in a free Europe, said Slovak President Andrej Kiska at Devin on Monday.

Ziga Attends Major Meeting on ‘New Silk Road’ in Beijing

Beijing, May 15 (TASR) – Ambitious investments in transport and trade projects and modern maritime and land infrastructure to connect Asia, Europe and Africa in order to imitate the ancient Silk Road have been...

Kiska: We Support Georgia’s Bid to Acquire NATO Membership

Bratislava, May 15 (TASR) - Slovakia fully supports Georgia's initiative to become a member of NATO, stated Slovak President Andrej Kiska after meeting his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margavelasvili in Bratislava on Monday. The Georgian president...

Slovakia Promotes Itself within Europe Day Celebrations in Washington

Embassies of European countries in Washington opened their doors to the public to mark Europe Day on Saturday, presenting the culture, traditions and travel and business opportunities of the Old Continent.

Lajcak in Washington: Slovakia Remains Reliable Ally for USA

Washington, May 9 (TASR) - Slovakia remains a reliable ally for the United States within NATO and an important partner in the latter's efforts to boost political stability and economic prosperity in Europe, Slovak...

Bratislava Marks Europe Day with Celebrations at Main Square

Learning more about the European Union (EU), its individual member countries and various EU projects and programmes are the chief goals of Europe Day, which is being celebrated at Bratislava's Main Square on Tuesday.

Danko: Macron’s Election New Hope for Necessary Unification of EU

Bratislava, May 8 (TASR) - Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) on Monday congratulated centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron on being elected president of France in a run-off against National Front's Marine Le...

Fico Calls Macron’s Victory Good News for EU; Lajcak “Delighted”

Bratislava, May 8 (TASR) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak on Monday welcomed the election of centrist Emmanuel Marcon for president in France in a contest...

Kiska Relishes in Macron’s Victory in France, Says It’s Happy Day

Bratislava, May 8 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Monday sent a telegram of congratulations to newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron, wishing him success in carrying out all tasks related to the...

Gajdos: Stefanik’s Legacy to Remain Alive Forever

Brezova pod Bradlom, May 6 (TASR) - The legacy of Slovak statesman Milan Rastislav Stefanik, who was killed in a plane crash 98 years ago, is still alive and will indeed live forever mainly...

Kiska: Monaco Example for Slovakia to Utilise Potential

Bratislava, May 2 (TASR) – Monaco can serve for Slovakia as an example of a small country's ability to utilise its potential regardless of the size of its population and territory, Slovak President Andrej...

Fico: EU Leaders United and Determined to Act Jointly in Brexit Negotiations

A great deal of progress was made at the European Council meeting on Saturday, as the European leaders showed their unity and determination to act collectively heading into talks with the United Kingdom on conditions governing the UK's exit from the EU, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said in Brussels on Saturday.