Tag: Slovakia
Macedonia 15.06.21 | 18:37

Osmani and Korčok open new Embassy of Macedonia in Bratislava

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani on Tuesday officially opened Macedonia’s new Embassy in Slovakia, alongside Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Ivan Korčok. I am sure that this new beautiful and warm home of Macedonia in Slovakia, this corner will be another point through which we will develop...

World 27.04.21 | 16:50

V4 countries stand by Czech Republic

The V4 countries’ prime ministers – Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic and Eduard Heger of Slovakia – met via video conference. In a joint statement issued by the Visegrad countries after the meeting, they expressed solidarity...

Macedonia 08.02.21 | 16:45

NATO donates four ventilators

NATO has provided four ventilators worth about EUR 100,000 via the Pandemic Response Trust Fund, donated by SlovakAid. The handover of the donation at the Skopje International Airport was attended by Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov...

Macedonia 20.12.20 | 10:30

Karakacanov says that adding Slovakia and Czechia to the dispute with Macedonia doesn’t contribute to EU stability

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov reacted to the growing dispute with Macedonia and the intervention of Slovakia and Czechia, by saying that it is wrong to raise the dispute at the EU level. Bulgaria demands concessions from Macedonia on issues of history and national identity before it...

Macedonia 19.12.20 | 22:20

Slovakian Foreign Minister responds to Bulgaria that he won’t allow historic narratives to become a condition of EU membership

Slovakian Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok responded to the Bulgarian protests after the country, along with the Czech Republic, blocked the EU enlargement conclusions that would’ve accused Macedonia of falsifying history. In a press statement, Korcok responded to Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 17:10

The Czech Republic and Slovakia gave a lesson in the EU, but also a lesson for the Macedonian authorities on how to defend and respect history and language

The Czech Republic and Slovakia gave a lesson in the European Union, but also a lesson for the Macedonian authorities on how to defend and respect history and language. The two  countries backed by Austria blocked EU’s conclusions on enlargement due to inclusion of a history condition. Germany,...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 16:24

Thanks to the Czech Republic and Slovakia: EU conclusions on “misinterpretation of history” not adopted

The Council of the EU on Friday didn’t adopt the controversial enlargement conclusions after they weren’t approved by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Now, Portugal will have to tackle the matter, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reports. Diplomats in Brussels do not remember the last time the year...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 09:00

Other EU member states also stand with Macedonia against Bulgaria, Zaev’s adviser says

One of Zaev’s advisers, Edmond Ademi, insisted that besides Slovakia and the Czech Republic, other EU member states also support Macedonia in the dispute with Bulgaria. Slovakia and the Czech Republic blocked the proposed enlargement conclusions after Bulgaria inserted clauses that would block Macedonia’s...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 08:50

Intervention by Slovakia and the Czech Republic motivated by the legacy of Ss. Cyril and Methodius?

The move by Slovakia and the Czech Republic to block the EU enlargement conclusions on Macedonia after they were tailored to fit the Bulgarian demands could be partially influenced by the legacy of Ss. Cyril and Methodius. The two 9th century missionaries set off from Macedonia to then Moravia to bring...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 23:31

Czech Republic and Slovakia on ‘veto on Bulgaria’: We will not allow EU be the judge of our shared history, how we identify ourselves or the language we use

We will not allow that the Union be the judge of our shared history, how we identify ourselves or the language we use, Czech and Slovak Foreign Ministers Tomàš Petríček and Ivan Korčok said in a joint statement, after they did not agree on the EU conclusions on the enlargement. In the final text...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 15:24

EU: Slovakia and the Czech Republic pushed back against Bulgaria on the Macedonia issue

The MIA news agency reports that Slovakia and the Czech Republic had objections to the conclusions of the European Council on enlargement, and spoke out in support of Macedonia which is being blocked by Bulgaria. Bulgaria insisted that a clause protesting misreading of history is added to the enlargement...

Macedonia 12.10.20 | 22:46

Pendarovski became “North Macedonian”, his Office says “such is the Slovak grammar”

During his visit to Slovakia, Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski wrote a greeting message in a guestbook above the hosts’ explanation that he was the president of the “North Macedonian Republic” (Severomacedónskej written as a compound word in Slovak language) The scandal was...

World 07.01.20 | 20:00

V4: Slovakia temporarily relocates its soldiers stationed in Iraq

Slovak soldiers taking part in a NATO mission in Iraq have been temporarily relocated to another country, the press department of the Government Office has informed Slovakia’s state news agency (TASR). With regard to the current situation in Iraq which has led to the suspension of the NATO mission,...

World 26.09.19 | 15:54

V4: More and more convicts wear tracking devices in Slovakia

Based on good experiences and solutions applied in Israel, the Justice Ministry in Bratislava would like to monitor more and more criminals with tracking devices. It is an important argument that the daily cost of convicts’ care will decrease from 40 euros to 4, V4 news agency reports. The Slovak...