Visegrad leaders call for ‘fair’ EU recovery fund

By |junij 12th, 2020|Andrej Babis, coronavirus economic response, Czech Republic, Hungary, Igor Matovič, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Four central European prime ministers called for a "fair" distribution of the EU's massive recovery fund on Thursday (11 June), at what has been dubbed the bloc's first major face-to-face political meeting since the coronavirus lockdown.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad leaders call for ‘fair’ EU recovery fund

Visegrad leaders hold first face-to-face talks of virus crisis

By |junij 11th, 2020|Andrej Babis, anti-immigration, asylum policy, coronavirus economic response, Czech Republic, EU summit, EUCO, Hungary, Igor Matovič, immigrant quotas, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Masks and gloves will be the order of the day when the prime ministers of four ex-communist countries on Thursday (11 June) hold the first major face-to-face meeting of European leaders since the coronavirus crisis.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad leaders hold first face-to-face talks of virus crisis

EU code of practice on disinformation ‘insufficient and unsuitable,’ member states say

By |junij 5th, 2020|Code of practice against disinformation, disinformation, Estonia, EU, European Union, fake news, Latvia, Lithuania, News, Slovakia, Věra Jourová|

A coalition of EU member states have hit out at the bloc's efforts to stem the spread of disinformation, calling the self-regulatory framework currently in place "insufficient and unsuitable."

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU code of practice on disinformation ‘insufficient and unsuitable,’ member states say

Hungary banks on Balkan Stream to triple capacity of gas supply to Slovakia

By |junij 2nd, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Balkan Stream, Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, gazprom, Hungary, News, Peter Szijjarto, pipeline politics, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkish Stream, Ukraine|

Hungary will triple the capacity of a natural gas pipeline border interconnector towards Slovakia by 2024, enabling the pipeline to carry more than 5 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year, the foreign minister said on Tuesday (2 June).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary banks on Balkan Stream to triple capacity of gas supply to Slovakia

Kosovo president rejects EU mediator for talks with Serbia

By |maj 27th, 2020|Hashim Thaçi, Josep Borrell, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Miroslav Lajcak, News, Richard Grenell, Slovakia, United States|

Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi said on Tuesday (26 May) he would not take part in talks on normalising ties with Serbia led by an European Union special mediator, calling instead for an increased US role in the dialogue.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kosovo president rejects EU mediator for talks with Serbia

BRATISLAVA – Minister defends border regime

By |maj 7th, 2020|border regime, Bratislava, coronavirus, COVID-19, health crisis, lifting measures, News, ombudswoman, Roman Mikulec, Slovakia, The Capitals|

In response to the reports suggesting that Slovakia's strict border regime implemented since the lockdown does not have sufficient legal standing, Interior Minister Roman Mikulec (OĽaNO) said the government had closed the border after sending a notification letter to the European Commission invoking article 23 of Schengen Border Codex

Komentarji so izklopljeni za BRATISLAVA – Minister defends border regime

Slovakia closes off five Roma settlements due to coronavirus

By |april 10th, 2020|coronavirus, Discrimination, News, poverty, Roma, Slovakia|

Slovakia has closed off several Roma settlements in the eastern part of the country after reports of a cluster of coronavirus cases in five of them, highlighting difficulties faced by Europe’s largest ethnic minority during the pandemic.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Slovakia closes off five Roma settlements due to coronavirus

Slovakia will slap €1,659 fine if you disobey COVID-19 quarantine

By |marec 13th, 2020|Bratislava, Breaking, coronavirus, COVID-19, Health, News, Slovakia, update|

While nine news cases have been confirmed as of Friday (13 March), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 25, no one has yet died from the virus. As of Friday (13 March), those entering the country will have to work or live Slovakia and will have to self-quarantine upon arrival or face a €1,659 fine.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Slovakia will slap €1,659 fine if you disobey COVID-19 quarantine

Visegrad Group: Will a new wind dispel the clouds?

By |marec 13th, 2020|Czech Republic, Hungary, News, Poland, Slovakia, Visegrad countries|

One thing is moving in the right direction: according to the most recent Eurobarometer surveys, the pro-EU sentiment stands at a high level in the four Visgrad countries, write Yannis Karamitsios and Marcela Valkova.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad Group: Will a new wind dispel the clouds?

Slovak political map redrawn by unorthodox opposion leader’s victory

By |marec 2nd, 2020|News, Peter Pellegrini, Robert Fico, Slovakia, SMER-SD|

The conservative movement Ordinary People (OĽaNO) party won Saturday’s (29 February) parliamentary elections in Slovakia and will be the dominant player in a likely government coalition of opposition parties. Its leader Igor Matovič promises zero tolerance for corruption.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Slovak political map redrawn by unorthodox opposion leader’s victory