Kiska and Duda Debate Possible Rail Tunnel under High Tatra Mountains

Tatranska Lomnica, February 28 (TASR) - Building an expressway linking Poprad (Presov region) beneath the High Tatra Mountains and Krakow, Poland and a rail tunnel under the mountains between Strbske Pleso and Zakopane featured...

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: Brexit Would Pose Huge Problem for Slovak EU Presidency

Bratislava, February 26 (TASR) - Britain's possible exit from the EU following the June 23 referendum would cause a huge problem for the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council in the second half of...

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...

Slobodnik Confirms Slovakia’s Support to Bosnia to Join EU and NATO

Bratislava, February 24 (TASR) - Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry State Secretary Igor Slobodnik met with Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Deputy Minister Josip Brkic on Wednesday, the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry press department told TASR on the same day.

SNS: EU Steers Away from Its Original Idea, Needs Overhaul

Bratislava, February 23 (TASR) - The European Union is steering away from the original idea to create a powerful trading block able to compete with other global superpowers, said Slovak National Party (SNS) first...

Fico: Water Is National Heritage, Government Won’t Give Way to EC

My Government is determined to advocate a constitutional ban on water exports, due to which the European Commission (EC) launched an infringement procedure against Slovakia in late 2015, said Prime Minister Robert Fico on Tuesday.

Lajcak: We Have Full Understanding for Allies Requesting NATO Bases

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - Slovakia isn't requesting NATO military bases on its soil because it doesn't feel threatened to such a degree, but it does sympathise with other countries that are seeking such a move, said Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak at a press conference with his Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski on Monday.

Fico: Slovakia Will Become Face and Voice of European Union

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - Slovakia will become the human face and voice of the European Union as of July 2016, said Prime Minister Robert Fico after a session of the Solidarity and Development...

Fico: Agreement with UK is Worth Keeping European Union Together

Brussels, February 20 (TASR) - In the form of an agreement, the European Union has given the United Kingdom the second chance to stay in in the union, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on Friday evening after a two-day long EU summit in Brussels.

SaS: Summit Might Resolve European Problems, but Also Disintegrate EU

Bratislava, February 19 (TASR) - Any serious consideration of the so-called Brexit or Great Britain's departure from EU poses a grave risk of potential disintegration of Europe, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party claimed in its press release on Friday.

Fico: Brexit Would Be Terrifying for Both EU and UK

Brussels, February 19 (TASR-correspondent) – Britain's exit from the EU would be a terrifying thing for the EU, and it would damage Britain as well, so a compromise is needed, Slovak Prime Minister Robert...

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.

Most-Hid: Germany Also Supports V4’s Back-Up Plan

Bratislava, February 18 (TASR) - The Visegrad Four's (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) back-up plan concerning the migration crisis isn't exclusive, as Germany spoke about a similar plan, said Most-Hid chairman Bela Bugar at...

Lajcak: Gov’t Council Should Continue as Strategic Discussion Platform

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) - The Government Council for Support of Exports and Investments should continue in its existence as a platform for strategic discussion, rather than morphing into an administrative body that only rubber stamps documents, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak said on Wednesday.

Cabinet: British Demands Will Dominate EU Summit

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) – The Cabinet at its session on Wednesday approved Prime Minister Robert Fico's attendance at the next EU summit on behalf of Slovakia, at the same time concurring with the...

Slovak Foreign Ministry Expresses Sorrow at Death of Boutros-Ghali

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) - It was with deep sorrow that the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry heard the news that former secretary-general of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali died on Tuesday (February 16) at the age of 93, the ministry's press department informed TASR on Wednesday.

Lajcak Discusses Syria and Lebanon at Foreign Affairs Council

Bratislava, February 16 (TASR) - At a regular Foreign Affairs Council session in Brussels on Monday, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak discussed the situation in Syria, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry's press department informed TASR on Tuesday.

Lajcak: Slovakia Assures Bosnia of Support in European Integration

Bratislava, February 16 (TASR) - Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak assured Bosnia and Herzegovina of Slovakia's support for its efforts to integrate into the European Union at a regular Foreign Affairs Council session in Brussels on Monday, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry's press department informed TASR on Tuesday.

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...