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M. Šefčovič a Miguel Arias Cañete. Ilustračné foto/Illustration photo: Európska komisia/European Commission

26 February

Slovakia welcomes and fully supports the Energy Union project

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomes the European Commission’s strategy for establishing an Energy Union which was introduced by Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President, in Brussels yesterday (25 February 2015). We appreciate that the European Commission has come with this important concept just a few months after assuming its office.

The signing ceremony of the Visegrad Patent Institute.

26 February

V4 countries establish a joint patent institute

The Visegrad Four (V4) countries now have a joint patent institute. Today (26 February) in the premises of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava, the representatives of industrial property offices of the four member states signed an Agreement on the Visegrad Patent Institute that will operate as a non-governmental organization with the aim to promote innovation and increase competitiveness in the region through better and less expensive protection of innovation that originates in the V4 countries.

Minister M. Lajčák and CEO of Železiarne Podbrezová.

26 February

Minister Lajčák presents golden plaque to head of Železiarne Podbrezová

Podbrezová (26 February) - Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, presented the Golden Plaque to Vladimír Soták, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Železiarne Podbrezová steel mill, for his contribution to promotion of Slovakia abroad. “On the occasion of this important jubilee I would like to appreciate your work and the activities of your company which have contributed to improving the business environment and employment in Slovakia as well as the exporting capacities of Slovakia and promotion of the country’s reputation abroad,” stated Minister Lajčák as he was presenting the plaque at the company headquarters in Podbrezová.

Pietna spomienka na obete tragédie v Uherskom Brode. Foto: ČTK/AP/Petr David Josek

25 February

Minister Lajčák sends condolences in a telegram to the Czech foreign minister

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, today (25 February) sent a telegram expressing condolences to Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, regarding yesterday’s tragedy in Uherský Brod.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák with his counterpart Albert del Rosario.

23 February

SR and Philippines: Determination to revitalize relations and push for specific outcomes

Slovakia and the Philippines are going to expand both political and economic cooperation. This was agreed by the foreign affairs ministers of both countries, Miroslav Lajčák and Albert del Rosario, in negotiations on Monday, 23 February in Manila. “There has been a long break in our relations and there is a lot to catch up with,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, who is the first top official of the Slovak government to visit the Philippines after 17 years.

Minister M. Lajčák met with United States ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick.

20 February

Minister Lajčák has intensive foreign policy dialogue with U.S. Ambassador Sedgwick

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Theodor Sedgwick, Ambassador of the United States to Slovakia in Bratislava on Friday (February 20). The topic of their meeting was bilateral relations between the two countries.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák with the Secretary-General of the OECD José Ángel Gurría.

17 February

Minister Lajčák at OECD addresses international assistance for reforms in Ukraine

Paris (17 February) – Ukraine needs strong international support in its reform effort and this assistance should be composed as broadly as possible and effectively coordinated at the same time. This was stated today by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, during his visit to the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

  • Barbara Illková and Ambassador of the Czech Republic Livia Klaus during the signing of the contract.

    27.2.2015 | Aktivity ministerstva | Krajania, kultúra a školstvo | Česko

    An end to a long roundabout in recognition of higher education documents

    Exchanging the ratification instruments on the Agreement between the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic on Mutual Recognition of Equivalence of Diplomas of Education issued in the Slovak Republic and in the Czech Republic, signed in Prague, 28 November 2013, took place at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic today (27 February). The last Friday of February has brought relief to a vast majority of Slovak students studying in the Czech Republic, and vice versa, to Czech students studying in Slovakia.

  • Ján Kubiš. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

    25.2.2015 | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva

    MFEA welcomes the appointment of Ján Kubiša as the new Head of UNAMI

    The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomes the decision made by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon to appoint Slovak diplomat Jan Kubiš as his new Special Representative for Iraq and the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

  • The suicide terrorist attack in Mogadishu Somalia. Credit: ČTK/ZUMA/Stringer

    22.2.2015 | Aktivity ministra | Somálsko

    Minister Lajčák sends telegram of condolences following terrorist attack in Mogadishu Somalia

    After the suicide terrorist attack in Mogadishu Somalia on Friday, 20 February, that claimed multiple victims including Somali government officials, Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, expressed condolences in a telegram sent to Abdisalam Omer, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia.