USA Military Convoy to Drive through Slovakia in Summer

Bratislava, April 21 (TASR) - American military equipment will be passing through Slovakia in June and August, as USA military personnel will be heading to one of this year's largest NATO exercises, Saber Guardian...

Slovak Military Group Taking Part in 2017 Summer Shield Exercise in Latvia

Bratislava, April 19 (TASR) - Slovak soldiers operating in the Stefanik military group in Latvia are currently taking part in the 2017 Summer Shield multinational military training exercise, Defence Ministry spokeswoman Danka Capakova told...

Gajdos Attends Wreath-Laying Ceremony to Commemorate Romanian Soldiers

Defence Minister Peter Gajdos (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) and Romanian Ambassador to Slovakia Steluta Arhire laid wreathes at the Romanian Army Monument at the Lest (Banska Bystrica region) military training facility on Friday to commemorate the fallen Romanian soldiers who helped to liberate the Javorie locality during WW2, TASR learnt on the same day.

Slovakia Wants to Dispatch Military Police Officers to Mediterranean Sea

Slovak military police officers should serve as part of the EUNAVFOR MED Sophia naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea as of August, according to a proposal for deploying Slovak Army members that is currently undergoing an interdepartmental review.

SaS: Constitutional Law on Higher Defence Spending Necessary

Bratislava, February 1 (TASR) - Parliamentary parties should adopt a declaration leading to a constitutional law stipulating the duty of gradually increasing Slovakia's defence budget to reach at least 2 percent of its GDP,...

Chief of General Staff Maxim Receives Legion of Honour Decoration

Bratislava, January 24 (TASR) - French Ambassador to Slovakia Christophe Leonzi on Monday (January 23) bestowed the highest French state decoration – the National Order of the Legion of Honour – upon Chief of...

OLaNO-NOVA Wants to Ban Military Promotion of Active Politicians

Politicians who have gained their military ranks while actively serving in politics should be automatically deprived of them, OLaNO-NOVA leader Igor Matovic told a news conference on Monday, adding that his movement plans to submit an amendment to the law on conscription governing the granting of military ranks to active politicians.

Gajdos and Simicsko Remember Victims of Military Plane Crash in Hejce

Hejce/Bratislava, January 19 (TASR) - Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdos and his Hungarian counterpart Istvan Simicsko on Thursday paid homage to the 42 people who were killed in a military aircraft crash near the...

A total of 29 New Military Cars Worth 13.3 mn Handed over to Slovak...

Nemsova, January 13 (TASR) - Defence Minister Peter Gajdos (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) handed over 29 new military vehicles worth €13.3 million in total to the Slovak Armed Forces in the town of...

Soldiers Welcome 2017 with Traditional Gun Salute

Bratislava, January 1 (TASR) - A 20-gun salute was fired from the banks of the Danube River in Bratislava on Sunday to mark the 24th anniversary of the founding of the Slovak Republic and...

Slovakia Sends 14 Soldiers to Afghanistan

Ruzomberok, December 30 (TASR) - Defence Minister Peter Gajdos (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) in Ruzomberok (Zilina region) on Friday bid farewell to 14 soldiers of the special unit of the Slovak Armed Forces...

Slovak Soldiers Return from Afghanistan and UNTSO Missions

Martin, December 9 (TASR) - As many as 37 Slovak soldiers were ceremonially welcomed at the training battalion base in Martin on Friday to mark their return from the Resolute Support operation in Afghanistan...

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...

Defence to Get Almost €1 billion in 2017

Bratislava, November 29 (TASR) - The Defence Ministry will see its budget increased by €109 million to almost €990 million in 2017, according to the state budget approved by Parliament on Tuesday. Overall defence spending...

Gajdos: EU-NATO Cooperation Unimaginable without USA as Driving Force

Brussels, November 14 (TASR-correspondent) - Defence ministers of EU-member states joined EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday to discuss opportunities for closer cooperation between EU countries in the field of defence and strengthening...

Gajdos: Displays of Fascism Seeds of Evil Waiting for Next Human Error

People are able to forget the horrors of war quickly and haven't learned from them; otherwise our soldiers wouldn't have to leave their families in order to contribute to global security, stated Defence Minister Peter Gajdos (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Petrzalka-Kopcany Military Cemetery in Bratislava on Friday to honour soldiers killed in the First World War (1914-18).

Slovakia Sends 25 Police Officers to Protect Bulgarian-Turkish Border

Bratislava, November 10 (TASR) - Twenty-five Slovak police officers will leave for Bulgaria on Thursday to protect its borders with Turkey as part of the European Border and Coast Guard mission.

Slovakia Updates White Book on Defence Due to New Security Situation

At its regular session on Wednesday the Cabinet approved the updated version of the White Book on Defence of the Slovak Republic regarding the development of Slovakia's defence strategy, transformation of its Armed Forces and their current status as well as defining its future tasks.

Slovakia to Be Represented at NATO’s Military Medicine Centre

Slovakia will send one soldier to the NATO Centre for Excellence of Military Medicine in Budapest (MilMED COE), according to an update of Slovakia's military representation in NATO and EU bodies and military structures okayed by Parliament on Thursday.

Gajdos: Two Black Hawks to Arrive to Slovakia by Year End

Sliac, August 27 (TASR) - Two out of nine multi-purpose UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, currently being produced for the Slovak Armed Forces in the USA, should arrive to Slovakia by the end of the...