The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Belgrade
Today (15 April 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, spoke at the 19th Review Conference on Slovak Foreign and European Policy, organized by the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. In his remarks, the minister evaluated developments on the global and European scene, important trends of Slovak foreign policy and internal developments.
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 2019/2020.
Today (21 August 2018) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, at the ministry addressed the ambassadors of the Slovak Republic abroad. They gathered in Bratislava to take part in a regular meeting of heads of representation missions of the Slovak Republic.
Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry, received Momčil Babić, designated Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Slovak Republic today (2 May). Parízek expressed the conviction that the problem-free, constructive and flexible cooperation between the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the Slovak Republic will continue.
The European Union has gone through a range of crises in recent years – from the financial crisis, through the economic one to terrorism as a new phenomenon, as well as coping with Brexit. “Despite this or perhaps exactly because of it, the enlargement agenda is an important instrument of the Union, and nowadays it has been “tabled” again today. The enlarged EU will be better and stronger because stability is in our joint interest. Serbia can really play an important role and Slovakia is lending a helping hand in Serbia’s European integration efforts. This was the message today (6 March) by Ivan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in a discussion with students of the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade. “It is your choice whether Serbia becomes an EU member or not. For Slovakia, it was a success story. The EU is not perfect – there are discussions and conflicts going on inside as well. However, for small states it is better to exist in an environment respecting established principles, in an environment in which these states can protect their interests. Do have a critical point of view but bear this in mind,” stated Korčok in the discussion directly following up on the State Secretary´s talks with Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia. The Serbian counterpart told him that the support for the country´s membership in the EU is rising among the citizens, overreaching 50 percent; however, there is also a certain factor of "patience fatigue" among candidate countries.