Slovakia and Czech Republic Ink Deal on Patrolling Airspace

The Slovak and Czech defence ministers, Peter Gajdos and Martin Stropnicky, respectively, meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, inked an agreement between their two countries on the mutual protection of their airspace, TASR learnt on the same day.

Kiska: Thousands of Jobs Created in Kenya Due to Slovak Aid Projects

Over 100 development assistance projects have come into existence since Slovakia began to provide aid to Kenya [in 2004], said Slovak President Andrej Kiska after meeting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and members of the country's Government in Nairobi on Monday.

Kiska Leaves for First-ever Visit to Kenya

Bratislava, February 12 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Sunday left for his first-ever visit to Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa as head of state, TASR learnt on the same day. The visit, taking place...

Family Alliance: Slovakia Shouldn’t Fund Abortions in Africa

Bratislava, February 9 (TASR) - The Family Alliance (AZR) on Thursday stated that it doesn't agree with Slovakia possibly co-funding abortions in Africa and other developing countries following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to...

Kazimir in Cuba Discussing Slovak Investments in Energy Sector

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) - Finance Minister Peter Kazimir (Smer-SD) is holding a series of talks with representatives of the Cuban Government in the country's capital of Havana to strengthen cooperation between both countries,...

Fico: Election of Donald Trump Great Chance for Europe

Valletta/Bratislava, February 2 (TASR-correspondent) - The election of Donald Trump as US president poses a significant opportunity for bolstering the global standing of the EU, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on Thursday on his way to an informal summit of EU leaders to be held in Malta's capital Valletta on Friday (February 3).

MEP Skripek Held for Two Days at Istanbul Airport, Failed to Make It to...

Bratislava, February 2 (TASR) - While on his way to the United States, Slovak MEP Branislav Skripek (OLaNO-NOVA) was held at an airport in Istanbul for two days and didn't make it to America in the end, TASR learnt from Elena Buresova of the MEP's Office on Thursday.

Pellegrini in Israel Signs Declaration to Cooperate in Digital Technologies

Jerusalem, February 1 (TASR correspondent) - Slovak Vice-premier for Investments and Informatisation Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) and Israeli Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel signed a joint declaration to cooperate in the field of digitisation for...

Pellegrini: 2021 Might Be Year of Self-driving Cars

Tel Aviv, January 31 (TASR-correspondent) - The year 2021 could be the year of fully autonomous cars operated by artificial intelligence, stated Slovak Vice-premier for Investments and Informatisation Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) in his speech...

Sulik Asked Farage Why He Bugged Out After Brexit Referendum

The now former UKIP leader Nigel Farage should not have 'bugged out' from the party's top as soon as Brexit results were announced, MEP and leader of the Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party Richard Sulik said on TA3's discussion programme 'V politike' (In Politics) on Sunday.

Fico: President Donald Trump Might Be a Positive Change

If Donald Trump fulfils pledges he made during his election campaign, a change in the post of the US president might bring positives, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) said in connection with Friday's (January 20) inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Foreign Ministry Congratulates New US President Donald Trump

Bratislava, January 20 (TASR) - The Foreign and European Affairs Ministry voiced its determination to continue the further development of mutual ties with USA as well as to bolster the Trans-Atlantic partnership necessary to maintain stability, security and democracy in broader Euro-Atlantic context, TASR was told by ministry press department on the occasion of Friday's inauguration of 45th US President Donald Trump.

Fico: EU Shouldn’t Emerge from Brexit Talks Weakened and UK Strengthened

Bratislava, January 18 (TASR) - As Slovak Prime Minister I welcome the fact that British Prime Minister Theresa May has clarified the position of British Government, Premier Robert Fico said after an event dedicated to the completion of Slovakia's Council of the EU Presidency on Wednesday.

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.