Discussions are underway within the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, which has been established within NATO, on the possibility of resuming the production of artillery ammunition in Slovakia. The ammunition is mainly used by the Soviet-era army systems, which still have a huge advantage in the war in Ukraine. In Slovakia, factories in Snina and Dubnica nad Váhom have the necessary capacities.

The United States and Germany contribute the most to the common budget, equally, covering more than 32 percent of the alliance's costs. However, NATO's common funds represent only 0.3 percent of the total defence spending by the allies.

According to the head of Slovak diplomacy, the victory of Ukraine will guarantee real and long-term peace in Europe. "More military support for Ukraine, more liberated territories and people and more effective sanctions mean better prospects for peace diplomacy in the future," writes RASTISLAV KÁČER.

China is paying more and more for technological research in Europe, including Slovakia. A new study says that efforts to modernise its military may be at the root of this. Some countries have therefore issued guidelines on international research cooperation, Slovakia is not among them.

Sweden signed up to the principles of social justice and gender equality represented by feminist foreign policy in 2014. Since then, it has pioneered and inspired countries such as France, Germany and Canada. The new government of the centre-right three-party coalition will not continue with the concept.