Posts tagged as Slovakia

Presidents of Lithuania, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia made a statement

Thursday, December 24, 2020

We, the Presidents of Lithuania, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia, congratulate Maia Sandu on her inauguration as President of the Republic of Moldova. Maia Sandu has been given a strong mandate from the citizens of the Republic of Moldova who expect changes, a more ambitious reform agenda, democracy, and closer ties with the EU. In this respect, we express our full support to Maia Sandu and her efforts…

Arrivals from Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia required to self-isolate in Lithuania

Monday, November 30, 2020

Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia have been put on Lithuania’s list of coronavirus-affected countries and territories. Meanwhile, Wales has been removed from the list. Besides the newly-included countries, the list also includes Northern Ireland, Scotland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, as well as all non-EU/EEA countries and territories. Lithuania has been labeled red in the European Union’s traffic light system that categorises countries according to the risk of coronavirus infection. Therefore, only arrivals…

Chinese propaganda a threat to EU’s ambitions, warn Baltic states

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Baltic states and Slovakia said the EU’s geopolitical ambitions may be curtailed if it fails to respond to China’s and Russia’s disinformation, according to a document seen by Politico Europe in Brussels. The joint paper calls on the EU’s foreign service to ensure that its work remain “unimpeded by political considerations”, which is critical to “upholding public trust” and ambitions of the “geopolitical” Commission. According to Politico, the document…

Russian disinformation uses LRT English to target Slovakia

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

RIA FAN, a Russian  news   agency linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin behind the troll farm in St Petersburg, republished a story by LRT English. After changing the angle, the Russian translation is now being shared across Slovak disinformation groups on Facebook. The story of  missing   Lithuanian reconnaissance soldiers that evaded all forces sent to find them was translated into Russian, where the Lithuanian troops were referred to as a…

Fresh case of swine fever in Slovakia as eastern Europe scrambles to contain disease

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A fresh case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered in Slovakia in a village near the Hungarian border. The farm, in Košice province, had just four pigs but all of the pigs in a three-kilometre radius of the outbreak were culled. It was found approximately five kilometres from the initial outbreak, which occurred two weeks ago. Slovakian authorises say they will establish protection and surveillance zones in a…

Foreign minister to highlight Ukraine, Georgia at OSCE meeting

Monday, July 8, 2019

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) is attending an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) informal foreign ministers’ meeting in Slovakia this week, BNS reports. Formed in the early 1970s,  The OSCE is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization, and focuses on arms control, human rights, press freedoms and fair elections. It boasts 57 member states. The meeting, held in the resort town of Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, is to…

Journalists track down Slovakian property belonging to family of FSB officer with ties to Russia’s corrupt funeral industry

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The family of Russian Federal Security Service Lieutenant Colonel Marat Medoev owns villas and companies in Slovakia, according to a new investigation by Novaya Gazeta and the Investigative Center of Jan Kuciak (ICJK). Sources previously told the website Proekt that Medoev “could be a stakeholder in funeral business projects” about which Meduza special correspondent Ivan Golunov has reported. Journalists learned that Marat Medoev’s mother and father have owned a country…

Vice Minister of National Defence V. Umbrasas to go on a formal visit to North Macedonia and Slovakia

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On June 4–5 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas will go on a formal visit to North Macedonia where he will meet with Deputy Minister of Defence Bekim Maksuti and attend opening ceremony of national North Macedonia’s Exercise Decisive Strike 2019. The exercise will include a group of Lithuanian Land Force soldiers. In the course of the visit on June 6–9 Vice Minister V. Umbrasas will take part in…

The President will go for working visits to Slovakia and Austria

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

President Dalia Grybauskaitė will pay a working visit to Košice in Slovakia and the Austrian capital, Vienna. In Košice, the President will attend the summit of eastern NATO countries, referred to as the Bucharest Nine. The presidents of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria together with Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the Alliance, will discuss preparations for the next NATO Summit to be held…