State Secretary Ružička Meets with Partners to Discuss how Slovakia is Preparing for the Coming Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU

9.November

State Secretary Ružička Meets with Partners to Discuss how Slovakia is Preparing for the Coming Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU

Today (November 9, 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, led the regular meeting of the Inter-ministerial Brexit Coordination Group, attended by state secretaries. The objective of the meeting with partners from various sectors including industry, entrepreneurial and other associations was to provide information on the current state of negotiations, and to define further steps that will have to be taken next. State Secretary Ružička informed the partners that, despite the fact that much of the agreement on the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU has been already concluded, further negotiations have stalled because of the Irish border issue.

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ružička receives the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden on the occasion of Presenting Credentials

9.November

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ružička receives the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden on the occasion of Presenting Credentials

Today (November 9, 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Mikaela Kumlin Granit, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden, who is seated in Vienna. The meeting was held on the occasion of presenting copies of her credentials to the State Secretary at the beginning of her mission.

Lajčák Speaks with OSCE Representatives on Developments in the South Caucasus Region

9.November

Lajčák Speaks with OSCE Representatives on Developments in the South Caucasus Region

Today (November 9, 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received a delegation of key representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) who are tasked with addressing developments in the South Caucasus region. The delegation consisted of three Minsk Group Co-Chairs -- Stéphane Visconti, Igor Popov, and Andrew Schofer – as well as Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on the conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference (that is, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict), and Col. Vladimír Minárik, the Head of the OSCE High-Level Planning Group for this conflict. The talks held today were part of substantive working meetings before Slovakia takes over the OSCE Chairmanship in 2019.

Minister Lajčák Talks to High School Students about the Role of the UN in Today’s World

8.November

Minister Lajčák Talks to High School Students about the Role of the UN in Today’s World

Today (8 November 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, the Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, visited the Pan-European University in Bratislava to open a model UN session (Bratislava Model United Nations – BratMUN), an event that was actively attended by secondary school students. The head of Slovak diplomacy shared with the participants of the model session his experience as the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

National Convent on the EU / #MYSMEEÚ in Prešov

8.November

National Convent on the EU / #MYSMEEÚ in Prešov

Today (8 November 2018), Prešov University in Prešov hosted another event of the National Convent on the EU / #MYSMEEÚ series. The event was opened by Peter Kónya, Rector of the University, and by Miroslav Lajčák, Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs. In the introductory discussion hosted by the event’s moderator Martin Strižinec, Minister Lajčák talked about the European Union as a project that offers Slovakia the best guarantee of political stability, economic prosperity and securityToday (8 November 2018), Prešov University in Prešov hosted another event of the National Convent on the EU / #MYSMEEÚ series. The event was opened by Peter Kónya, Rector of the University, and by Miroslav Lajčák, Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs. In the introductory discussion hosted by the event’s moderator Martin Strižinec, Minister Lajčák talked about the European Union as a project that offers Slovakia the best guarantee of political stability, economic prosperity and security

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