Minister

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

18.04.2024

On 16 April 2024, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Juraj Blanár, received the Commissioner for Children, Jozef Mikloško in Bratislava. The Foreign Ministry is interested in intensifying cooperation in the field of child and youth protection in order to provide better protection and prevent cases threatening the rights of children abroad,

18.04.2024

On 17 April 2024, the head of Slovak diplomacy Juraj Blanár signed an Implementation Protocol to the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee (SOSC) with its President, Anton Siekel, at the premises of the Ministry. The partners have thus symbolically agreed on active cooperation 100 days before the start of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris, which will be held from 26 July to 11 August 2024.

17.04.2024

On Monday, 15 April 2024, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Juraj Blanár, received the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Slovakia, Erkan Özoral. The head of Slovak diplomacy expressed his appreciation for Turkey's efforts to actively contribute to finding peaceful solutions to ongoing conflicts.

15.04.2024

The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Juraj Blanár, received the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Nakic on his inaugural visit in Bratislava today (15 April 2024). The head of Slovak diplomacy expressed support for Serbia's Euro-integration efforts. The partners opened the topic of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina together with another current issue - Kosovo's potential membership in the Council of Europe.

12.04.2024

Today (11 April 2024), the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Juraj Blanár, held talks with the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba during a joint meeting of the Slovak and Ukrainian governments in Michalovce, Slovakia. The counterparts discussed concrete support provided by Slovakia, especially in the field of humanitarian aid, infrastructure and energy as well as in the area of demining the Ukrainian territory.


Public functions

  • Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

    since 25 October 2023

  • Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic III., V., VI., VII. a VIII. Electoral term

    2002 – 2023

  • V. and VI. Electoral term Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic,
     
  • VII. Electoral term Vice-Chairman of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Committee on Incompatibility of Functions, Chairman of the Mandate and Immunity Committee since 03/2018, Member of the Committee on Health of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
     
  • VIII. Electoral term Vice-Chairman of the National Council of the Slovak Republic since 10/2020, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic until 10/2020, member of the Mandate and Immunity Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
     
  • President of the Žilina self-governing region (three electoral terms)

    2006 – 2017

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Employment

  • Váhostav, a. s. Žilina

    1994 – 2001

  • Internal aspirant and assistant
    University of Transport and Communications in Žilina, Department of Geotechnics

    1991 – 1994

  • Maintenance technician
    Žilinské komunikácie, s.r.o. v Žiline

    1991

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Education

  • University of Transport and Communications in Žilina, Faculty of Civil Engineering, programme: Reconstruction and maintenance of transport structures

    1991

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Foreign stays and internships

  • Study stay in England at Aston University, University of Birmingham, at the WS Atkins Huntingdon company,

    1996

  • Study stay at Aalborg University, Denmark

    1993 - 1994

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Language Skills

English

Other

  • Member Slovakia - UK Alumni Association to the British Embassy and a British Council in Bratislava

     

  • Member of the Slovak national member group of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association ITA and the Slovak national member group of the International Federation for Structural Concrete FIB

     

  • Sports activities – Slovak champion, champion and vice-champion of Czechoslovakia in athletics (pupil and youth category), participant in the Biela Stopa SNP endurance race, co-driver in Rally competitions

     

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