Foreign Policies

Foreign Policies

Slovak Troops to Take Part in Tank Challenge Exercise in Germany

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) - Around 40 members of the Slovak Armed Forces will take part in the Tank Challenge international military exercise in Germany in May, the Government approved a proposal for the deployment of Slovak soldiers to the exercise on Wednesday.

Bratislava to Hold Informal Meeting of EU Leaders in September

Brussels/Bratislava, June 28 (TASR correspondent) - European Council President Donald Tusk at the European Council summit in Brussels on Tuesday proposed holding an informal meeting of leaders of EU-member states in Bratislava in September...

Slovak Nun/Doctor Shot and Wounded in South Sudan

Bratislava, May 17 (TASR) – Slovak nun/doctor Veronika Terezia Rackova was shot and wounded by three soldiers in South Sudan on Monday, the Slovak Bishops Conference (KBS) press office and the Slovak Foreign and...

‘Children for Peace’ to Come from Ukraine

Bratislava, February 3 (TASR) - Thirty children from Ukraine are set to come to Slovakia this week to present with their Slovak peers a project called 'Children for Peace', the Slovak Foreign and European...

Flasikova-Benova: Britain Must Not Extort Other EU Member States

Bratislava, February 15 (TASR) - Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron won the general election mainly due to his promise to hold a referendum on whether Great Britain should leave the EU or to...

Fico, Prochazka and Danko Concur in Ousting Greece from Schengen

Bratislava, February 27 (TASR) - Greece should be ousted from both the Schengen Area and eurozone, concurred Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) and extra-parliamentary parties Siet and Slovak National Party (SNS) leaders Radoslav...

Fico: Macedonia Still Needs Assistance from Slovak Police Officers

Gevgelija, March 2 (TASR-correspondent) – Prime Minister Robert Fico and Interior Minister Robert Kalinak paid a visit to the Macedonian-Greek border near the town of Gevgelija, where thousands of migrants are still in limbo,...

Figel to Become EU’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion

Former leader of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and Slovakia's first EU commissioner (between 2004-09) Jan Figel will become the first ever special envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union as of Friday, TASR learnt from diplomatic sources close to the EU executive that wished to remain anonymous.

Slovak Police Officers to Serve within Frontex Reach Lesbos

The 20 Slovak police officers deployed to take part in the border operations of EU agency Frontex have arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos and were welcomed by Slovak Ambassador to Greece Peter Michalko, TASR learnt from the press department of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry on Tuesday.

Figel: EU Needs Special Representative for Religious Freedom

Brussels, January 27 (TASR-correspondent) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday met chairman of the Slovak Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) Jan Figel concerning an initiative presented by the latter last year for creating...

Pellegrini Presents Slovakia’s Priorities for Digital Single Market

Bratislava, June 9 (TASR) - Geo-blocking of online sales, data portability and the ending of roaming are among the priorities for Slovakia's upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU, said Vice-premier for Investments...

New Rules Enable Slovaks to Get US Work Visas for Five Years

New rules will enable Slovaks to gain US work visas for the period of five years, TASR learnt from the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry's Press Department on Friday.

President Kiska Flies to Chile and Argentina for Official Visit

Bratislava, July 31 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska left on Sunday for an official visit to Chile and for a working trip to Argentina, TASR learnt on the same day. Both visits will be...

Homesick Assyrian Christian Refugees in Slovakia Return to Iraq

Bratislava, May 17 (TASR) – A total of 21 of the 149 Assyrian Christian refugees who came to Slovakia in December have decided to return to Iraq, the Slovak Interior Ministry confirmed for TASR...

Juncker: Kiska a Real European in Head and Heart

Bratislava, June 30 (TASR) – Slovakia is assuming the Presidency of the Council of the EU after many years of hard work, President Andrej Kiska said when welcoming members of the European Commission College...

Boris Kollar: Congratulations, Britain!

Bratislava, June 24 (TASR) – Opposition party We Are Family congratulates all Brits who in Thursday's referendum expressed enough patriotism and national self-esteem to make their country leave the EU, party chief Boris Kollar...

Foreign Ministry: Greece Shouldn’t Interfere in Slovak Internal Affairs

Bratislava, March 11 (TASR) - Slovakia's Foreign and European Affairs Ministry sent a diplomatic message to Greek Ambassador to Slovakia Nicolas Panagiotis Plexidas on Thursday expressing concern and regret over what it called repeated efforts to influence internal political developments in Slovakia, the ministry's press department told TASR on Friday.

Kalinak: Greece’s Attitude Main Problem in Dealing with Migration Crisis

Brussels, February 25 (TASR-correspondent) - Greece's attitude is the main problem in dealing with the migration crisis, and this must be changed, Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kalinak said after a meeting of EU interior...

Debate: Security Situation in Slovakia Good Now, But Likely to Change

Bratislava, February 15 (TASR) – Slovakia's security situation vis-a-vis migration is good so far, relative to other European nations, but it's necessary to be prepared that this will change, concurred participants of a panel...

Juncker and Fico Discuss Migration, Bratislava Summit and Brexit

Bratislava, July 1 (TASR) - Talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker featured three main topics - migration, Brexit and the Bratislava summit that is set to take place on September 16, said Prime...