Aktuality

On Friday, 27 January 2023, it will be 78 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz Birkenau Nazi concentration camp. Which is why, based on a decision by the UN General Assembly in 2005, that we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day exactly on this day.

The fourth Saturday in November is the annual commemoration of the millions of victims of famine, which, especially in Ukraine, was caused by Stalinist policies between 1932 and 1933. Rastislav Káčer, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, paid tribute to the victims of this tragedy.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Rastislav Káčer stated that the protection of women from injustice must be promoted in all areas and policies, both at the international and national level.

On Tuesday 22 November 2022, the “Human Rights and Democracy as Pillars of Stability and Prosperity and Reinforcing Democracy in the EU Neighborhood” international conference in Banská Bystrica continued.

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Rastislav Káčer opened the “Human Rights and Democracy as Pillars of Stability and Prosperity and Reinforcing Democracy in the EU Neighborhood” international conference in Banská Bystrica on Monday (21 November 2022). Main topics included global and regional challenges vis-à-vis democracy and human rights, especially during this time of armed aggression in our neighborhood, as well as the role of civil society in protecting human rights in Slovakia.

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Rastislav Káčer, visited the Sereď Holocaust Museum on Wednesday, 9 November 2022. Accompanied by the museum's director, Martin Korčok, he lit a symbolic candle in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on the so-called Appelplatz.

On Friday, 4 November 2022, in Vienna, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (MFAE) Rastislav Káčer spoke at the international conference "Safety of Journalists: Protecting the Media to Protect Democracy".

"In the light of armed conflicts around the world, we see that the role of a free media and journalists has never been more important. Every day, often directly from the front line and risking their own lives, they bring us testimonies of the consequences of war, including evidence of crimes against humanity, human rights violations and other atrocities."

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic strongly condemns the attack that took place on Wednesday, 12 October 2022, in the evening on Zamocka Street in Bratislava, which resulted in two innocent victims.

On 9 September, we commemorate Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence in Slovakia. On this day in 1941, the wartime Slovak state ratified the Jewish Code - a series of laws and regulations that deprived Slovak Jews of their civil and economic rights and placed them on the edge of the law and the margins of society.