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Minister Miroslav Lajčák during a press conference in occasion of SKPRES.

1 July

Just one year until Slovakia presides over the Council of the European Union

Bratislava (1 July) – “The preparations for Slovakia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union have been progressing in line with the schedule,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, after a meeting of the government in Bratislava.

Stretnutie s veľvyslancami krajín EÚ v Modre/ Meeting with ambassadors from the EU countries in Modra.

1 July

Minister Lajčák meets with ambassadors from the EU countries

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, was a guest at a meeting of ambassadors of EU countries accredited for Slovakia with the top officials of the country on Tuesday 30 June. The meeting, periodically organized by diplomats with the Slovak officials, was held in Modra this time on the occasion of the ending of Latvia’s presidency of the Council of the EU as well as the ending of Slovakia’s presidency of the Visegrad Four (V4).

Budova MZV SR

1 July

Statement of Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on Luxembourg Presidency

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomes the priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which began 1 July 2015 and will run until 31 December 2015.

Miroslav Lajčák, at the Tidewater meeting in Netherlands.

29 June

Slovakia’s first attendance at prestigious development assistance event

Oud Poelgeest (The Netherlands, 29 June) – The experience and ambitions of Slovakia in providing development assistance were presented by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, at the informal meeting of ministers covering development assistance, heads of development agencies of the OECD member countries and top officials of international development organizations held on Monday in the town of Oud Poelgeest, The Netherlands.

Return of Slovak turists after attack in Tunisia.

28 June

First group of Slovak tourists evacuated from Tunisia arrive home

The first group of Slovak holidaymakers transported from Tunisia by a special government aircraft arrived in Bratislava today (28 June) shortly after midnight. The plane of the Flight of the Ministry of Interior of SR transported 116 citizens who decided to make an early return home following the terrorist attack in the town of Sousse on Friday, departing from Monastir Tunisia. The evacuation was coordinated on the spot by the Slovak Consul who, upon instruction from Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, arrived from Cairo, Egypt where Slovakia provides diplomatic and consular coverage of Tunisia.

Meeting of the Government Council of the Slovak Republic for Human Rights, National Minorities and Gender Equity.

26 June

The Government Council of the Slovak Republic for Human Rights, National Minorities and Gender Equity meets

A meeting of the Government Council of the Slovak Republic for Human Rights, National Minorities and Gender Equity took place in Bratislava today (26 June) under the leadership of Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. In his introductory address, the minister expressed his conviction that a friendly and constructive climate has been established in the Council, which is the key to cultivating the standard of human rights dialogue in Slovakia.

Miroslav Lajčák meeting with officials of non-governmental development organizations.

26 June

Minister Lajčák meets with officials of non-governmental development organizations

Bratislava (26 June) - Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received officials of the Platform of Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDOs) in Bratislava today. The minister appreciated the intensity of cooperation of the Platform and its members with the diplomacy department, as also is attested by the establishment of a joint delegation for the July conference on financing development that will be held in Addis Ababa.

  • State Secretary Igor Slobodník and N. Palas, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus during welcome.

    1.7.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

    State Secretary Slobodník receives Cyprus Ambassador Nearchos Palas

    Igor Slobodník, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Nearchos Palas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus to Slovakia, today (1 July).

  • Porada obchodno-ekonomických diplomatov v Bratislave/ Slovakia’s commercial and economic diplomats meet in Bratislava.

    1.7.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Ekonomické správy

    Slovakia’s commercial and economic diplomats meet in Bratislava

    The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic organized a meeting of commercial and economic diplomats in the premises of the diplomacy department on Monday and Tuesday (29 and 30 June) that was primarily aimed at harmonising performance of the economic diplomacy with Slovakia’s present needs.

  • Ilustračné photo/Illustration photo:  ČTK/AP/Amr Nabil

    30.6.2015 | Aktivity ministerstva | Egypt

    Statement by MFEA SR’s spokesperson on the attack on Egypt’s Prosecutor General

    The Slovak Republic most strongly condemns Monday’s attack on the Prosecutor General of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Political differences must never, anywhere, be tackled through terror against judiciary and the judicial system, one of the fundamental pillars of the state and the source of stability and security for the population. We express our full support for Egypt’s fight against terrorism.