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Heading the Slovak delegation at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) meeting in Luxembourg, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák started his program through his participation at the round table of the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU today (October 20, 2014). The round table focused on developments in Ukraine, with a special emphasis on energy. EU foreign affairs ministers and ambassadors of selected EU member countries discussed ways to help Ukraine decrease its dependence on Russian energy supplies, especially through the reform of the Ukrainian energy sector. In this regard, Lajčák recalled the Slovak contribution to diversification of energy supplies to Ukraine.
A meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Philippines Alberto del Rosario kicked off the agenda of the second day of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan today (October 17, 2014). The agenda was aimed at restoring the bilateral political dialogue, which has stagnated recently.
We are witnessing a global energy revolution characterized by the hunt for new resources, escalating energy prices, investments slowing down; but mainly by the emerging challenges related to the misuse of energy supplies for applying political pressure. Therefore, we must see energy security as a key priority requiring our lasting interest. This was said today (October 16, 2014) by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák in his address at the plenary session during the 10th ASEM Summit in Milan, where he heads the delegation of the Slovak Republic.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic gave an address at the Development and Democracy conference organized by the Ministry in cooperation with Pontis Foundation in the Austria Trend Hotel in Bratislava today (October 15, 2014).
“The cooperation of our countries has never been better. This is obvious at the top political level, as well as in several partnerships between citizens, businessmen, as well as in culture, education, as well as at the civil society level. The Austrian companies in our country are active not only in banking, insurance and construction, but also in small and medium-sized business.
In Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall) in Bratislava today (October 14, 2014), an exhibition of the activities realized by organizations that have long been active in less-developed parts of the world is held through which we recall how Slovakia helps in other countries that need our help. At the jubilee 10th anniversary of the event entitled Development Day - For the Life in a More Fair World, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák also gave an improvised interview.
In the Palugyay Palace today (October 14, 2014), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák officially christened the English and Bosnian versions of the book on Sarajevo: Waiting for Swallows by Miroslav Mojžita, a former Slovak diplomat and at that time the first Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the photographs by Pavol Demeš, a former Minister of International Relations of the Slovak Republic and the advisor to the current head of Slovak diplomacy.
17.10.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Litva | Lotyšsko
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Javorčík held talks with Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister for European Union Affairs Alise Balode and State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry Andrejs Pildegovičs during his working visit to the Republic of Latvia (October 15-16, 2014).
15.10.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko a NATO
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Burian gave an address at the NATO 2020: Alliance Renewed conference in Bratislava today (October 14, 2014). At the conference, prominent experts in foreign and security policy met to discuss current issues and challenges vis-à-vis the future of the North Atlantic Alliance.
15.10.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Peter Burian – along with Lenka Surotchak, Pontis Foundation executive director – opened the international conference “Development and Democracy” in Bratislava today (October 15, 2014).