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.

EU Court of Justice Hasn’t Confirmed Rejection of Radoslav Prochazka

Bratislava/Brussels/Luxembourg, December 13 (TASR-correspondent) - The EU Court of Justice headquartered in Luxembourg can't confirm the rejection of former #Siet party leader Radoslav Prochazka's bid for a judge position on the EU General Court (EUGC), TASR learnt on Tuesday.

Lajcak Welcomes EU-Cuba Agreement on Cooperation

Brussels, December 12 (TASR-correspondent) - Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak welcomes the agreement on political dialogue and cooperation between the European Union and Cuba that was signed by EU foreign affairs...

Slovak and German Presidents Blame Populists for Loss of Trust in EU

Berlin/Bratislava, December 12 (TASR-correspondent) - President Andrej Kiska met his German counterpart Joachim Gauck in Berlin on Monday to discuss a number of current issues, particularly the need to preserve a united EU. "It's important...

Gajdos Offers Cypriot National Guard to Train in Slovakia

Nicosia, December 12 (TASR-correspondent) - Both the involvement of Slovak servicemen in the UNFICYP mission and the deepening of bilateral cooperation were debated by Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdos and his Cypriot counterpart Christoforos...

Danko: I Wish Cyprus to Be Able to Deal with All Historical Traumas

Nicosia, December 12 (TASR-correspondent) - Cyprus is an important destination for Slovak foreign political activities and Slovak tourists as well, Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko said at a press briefing following talks with his...

Slovakia to Preside Over OSCE in 2019

Hamburg, December 9 (TASR) - Fifty-seven member states of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Friday decided that Slovakia will preside over the body in 2019, Slovak Foreign and European...

Lajcak Says Slovakia Interested in OSCE Chairmanship in 2019

Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak delivered a speech at the 23rd meeting of foreign affairs ministers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Hamburg on Thursday.

Gov’t Tasks Respective Ministries with Removing Country’s Transposition Deficit

Slovakia has failed to transpose the nine EU directives into its legislation that should have been transposed by November 20, states the latest report on the country's transposition deficit okayed by the Cabinet at its regular session on Wednesday.

Slovakia and Serbia to Cooperate More Closely in Defence

Bratislava, December 5 (TASR) - Deepening cooperation in the field of defence and military equipment as well as launching new opportunities for cooperation in defence industry enterprises are the main goals of an intergovernmental...

Kiska Sees Politicians’ Will behind Best-ever Slovak-Hungarian Relations

The will of politicians is behind the best-ever relationship between Slovakia and Hungary, Slovak President Andrej Kiska said following the meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader in Budapest on Monday.

President Kiska Arrives in Budapest to Meet Hungarian President Ader

Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Monday arrived for an official visit to Hungary to meet with its President Janos Ader.

Danko: V4 Group News Agencies to Report More on Governments’ Steps

Przemysl/Bratislava, December 4 (TASR-correspondent) - The Visegrad Four (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) will cooperate more closely, exchange information more intensively and seek to unify their policies so that people...