Bratislava – Slovenian kayaker Nejc Žnidaršič won the sprint event at the ICF’s wildwater canoeing world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Sunday to claim his fifth world champion title.
Žnidaršič finished 0.56 seconds ahead of France’s Luca Barone, while another French, Maxence Barouh, won bronze. Slovenia’s Anže Urankar placed fourth.
Pope Francis gets off a plane upon arrival at Bratislava International Aiport. He was welcomed with a traditional tasting of bread and salt on the tarmac of the airport, and received a bouquet of flowers typical for Slovakia. Traffic in the country's capital was paralysed for several hours on the day given extraordinary safety measures.
"What [Slovaks] did towards Hungarians living in Slovakia in 1945-1947 was a sin before God and before the people," Kover said at the unveiling of the memorial, according to the Dennik N daily. He warned that if these events were ever forgotten, "they could happen again in the future" to "defenceless victims".
To many, this comes as no surprise. Observers point out that a peculiar "question everything" mentality has taken hold among Slovaks - a reference to the motto of RT, the television channel and website formerly known as Russia Today that's described by the New York Times as "a case study in the complexity of modern propaganda".
Some protesters shouted "Treason" and one bore the sign "Stop Corona Fascism" because of a law that would give vaccinated against COVID-19 easier access to public events and spaces, so that, for example, shopping malls could be entered with digital certificate.
The government hopes that such a law will motivate people to get vaccinated.
Bratislava – The foreign ministers of the Central 5, including Slovenia’s Anže Logar, discussed on Thursday possible relaxation of Covid-19 border restrictions during the summer season. They agreed that coordinating and informing each other about measures was necessary so that movement of people and business is not excessively restricted.
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will meet today at EU Headquarters in Brussels with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, EC Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and with EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Oliver Varhei.