The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Madrid
On 9-10 May, Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, paid a working visit to Madrid with the objective of political consultations with Ildefonso Castro, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain. The address given by Parízek at the prestigious Spanish think-tank INCIPE (The Institute of International Affairs and Foreign Policy) entitled "OSCE and its Upcoming Slovakia´s Chairmanship” involved 48 participants from the academic community, military sector and diplomacy. The discussion featured topics like security sector reform, improvement of cooperation within the OSCE and current international issues.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic strongly condemns the terror attack that was perpetrated in the busy tourist street La Rambla in the centre of Barcelona on 17 August. This deplorable act claimed several lives and injured dozens.
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, today (19 April) received Luis Belzuz de Los Rios, the incoming Ambassador of The Kingdom of Spain to Slovakia. The key theme of their discussion was the future of the EU particularly in relation to Brexit and the visions for the future. “With regard to Brexit, our interest is minimizing its adverse effects and maintaining EU unity in negotiations with the United Kingdom. As for the discussion of the future of the EU, it is lively and has numerous streams. Slovakia certainly is and wants to remain within the European integration core,” confirmed Minister Lajčák. In that regard the partners acknowledged that more needs to be done for the EU to effectively become a global player, especially in the setting of the multi-polar world where the EU’s ambition is to be one of the poles.
The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Madrid would like to inform you that a new call for applications within the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is open for study, research, teaching and artistic stays during the academic year 2017/2018.
Madrid (26 August) – The Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union and its timely and scheduled activities were discussed by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, and his Spanish departmental counterpart, José Manuel García-Margallo, in Madrid today. Ministers Lajčák and García-Margallo exchanged views on the preparations for discussions at the Bratislava Summit of the EU leaders on the future of the European project following the exit by Britain and also discussed the program of the informal meeting of foreign ministers of the EU Member States that will be held next Friday and Saturday (2-3 September) in Slovakia’s capital city.