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    17.10.2019
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Bilateral relations, Serbia’s euro integration ambitions, the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, as well as the priorities of Slovakia’s Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were also on the agenda of the talks held today (17 October 2019) between the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić. The partners discussed the internal political situation in Serbia with a view towards the upcoming parliamentary elections.
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    04.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministerstva | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    “The dynamics of foreign policy events pushes us to continue maintaining a high degree of professionalism in our foreign service,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in his concluding remarks delivered at the meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions. As he clarified, demands on multilateral political, consular and economic dimensions of foreign policy are high, and therefore it is important to continue to deliver consistently. “I wish to thank you for always having the interests of the Slovak Republic and its citizens in mind while carrying out your tasks,” emphasized the head of the Slovak diplomatic service, addressing the Slovak ambassadors as he was formally closing the four-day meeting.
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    03.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    Being received by the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputova was the most important item of the agenda of the meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions, which continued today (July 3, 2019) in Bratislava. “I took office with the idea that I wish to be an active president in the area of foreign policy among others. I will clearly and straightforwardly communicate our values and our interests and defend them, as I wish for Slovakia to be perceived as a confident country with its values firmly anchored. I will not be silent should our values be besmirched, or should there be confusing signals coming out of Slovakia or acts against our interests as a member of the EU and NATO. This is mainly what we discussed with the minister of foreign affairs Miroslav Lajčák and our ambassadors. I very much appreciate the work they do for Slovakia. I promise I will do everything I can so that they can be proud of Slovakia and have good conditions for their demanding work. I want our diplomatic service to continue to be respected and of quality,” proclaimed the Slovak president Zuzana Čaputová.
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    03.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí | Verejná diplomacia
    “I appreciate that in part owing to the national brand we are seen today much more positively abroad,” stated the Minister of Foreign and Euroepan Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, referring to the results of the prestigious ranking “FutureBrand Country Index 2019” in which Slovakia has moved up 24 places since 2014.
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    02.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Ekonomické správy
    Economic diplomacy, development aid and cooperation with the business sector at home and abroad were the three dominant themes of the second day of the standard meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions, which continued today (2 July 2019) at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in Bratislava. “Economic diplomacy, development aid and generally coordinating activities with the business sector are one of the main tasks of the heads of diplomatic missions,” the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, said as he welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization Richard Raši and the Minister of Economy Peter Žiga.
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    01.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity veľvyslancov
    Delivering introductory remarks, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, opened today (1 July 2019) the standard meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions of the Slovak Republic abroad. The ministry organizes this forum every year as a platform for discussion on principal issues of Slovak foreign policy and as an opportunity to analyse in detail the results achieved. “The foreign policy milieu has changed and so has the situation at home. Foreign policy today is, more than ever before, subject to internal political debates,” emphasized Miroslav Lajčák when speaking to the present heads of diplomatic missions. According to Slovakia’s chief diplomat, it is therefore necessary for our diplomatic missions to continue to execute their agendas professionally, in all required areas. “Be it in relation to the political or economic agendas, development aid, but in particular to the consular agenda, our work means service to all our citizens,” underscored Miroslav Lajčák.
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    15.04.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Prejavy a vystúpenia ministra
    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.
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    05.03.2019
    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.
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    21.08.2018
    | Aktivity ministra
    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.
  • 02.05.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    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.
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    06.03.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko a Európska únia
    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.
  • 05.03.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | SR a EÚ
    The Slovak Republic is convinced that a concrete perspective for candidate countries to enter the EU pursuant to the recently published EU Enlargement Strategy represents a strong signal for the Western Balkans countries, as well as a clear message that the integration process is alive. However, it also clearly sets the expectations the EU has from these countries, including Serbia. This was said today (5 March) in Belgrade by Ivan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, when speaking with Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Serbia. “Slovakia is convinced that the EU enlargement process contributes to democratization of the EU neighborhood and to increasing the stability on the European continent. In light of this we also promote continuation of Serbia’s European integration process. It is in our interest to help those countries that can see their future in the EU.
  • 16.02.2018
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    Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic published the call for applicants for bilateral scholarships including the students from Serbia. Selected applicants will gain an opportunity to study in Slovakia for a time period of max. 36 months. The Government of the Slovak Republic has published the call within the National Scholarship Programme for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists in the academic year 2018/2019.
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    23.06.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    Chairman of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Andrej Danko, together with State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Lukáš Parízek, today (23 June) represented the Slovak Republic at the official inauguration of the newly elected President of the Republic of Serbia. This has been one of the biggest meetings of foreign representatives in Serbia in the past 40 years.
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    30.03.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Krajania v zahraničí |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, made a working visit to the Republic of Serbia on 27-29 March. During the visit he met with his Serbian counterparts, state secretaries of the diplomacy department, Ivica Tonćev and Nemanja Stevanović, officials from the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, including the Speaker of the Autonomous Province Assembly, Ištván Pásztor, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Regulations and National Minorities, Mihalj Njilaš, Minister for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities, Miroslav Štatkić, officials from self-governments, media, cultural and religious institutions as well as with members of the Slovak ethnic minority in Kovačica, Baćki Petrovac, Stara Pazova, Kysać, Selenća and Novi Sad.
  • 16.11.2016
    | Humanitárna pomoc
    Another two contributions with which the Slovak Republic meets the idea of flexible solidarity to the countries affected by the migration crisis were delivered to Greece and Serbia in recent days.
  • 25.05.2016
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Bratislava (25 May) - At its Wednesday session in Bratislava, the Government of the Slovak Republic approved the nomination of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák for the post of UN Secretary-General. This was done in response to the invitation made by President of the UN General Assembly for the member states to nominate candidates with proven leadership and managerial abilities, extensive experience in international relations, and strong diplomatic, communication and multilingual skills for this post.
  • 10.03.2016
    NATO Contact Point Embassy hosted the meeting of members of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Sub-Committee on Democratic Governance and representatives of NATO Member Countries in Serbia on March 9, 2016.
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    20.01.2016
    | Aktivity ministra | Prejavy a vystúpenia ministra |
    Pristina/Belgrade (19 January) – A memorial to the Slovak soldiers who died in an air accident on their flight from a deployment mission in Kosovo was unveiled by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in Pristina on the day of the tenth anniversary of the tragedy. “Even though they left this world too early, they managed to deliver their brave assistance to Kosovo in its effort to become a better and safer place to live for all,” reminded Minister Lajčák during the commemoration ceremony in Kosovo’s capital city.
  • 03.12.2015
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Belgrade (3 December) – Opening the first negotiation chapters with Serbia will serve as recognition of Serbia’s efforts to date and motivation for further necessary reforms, stated Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák in Belgrade, where he met with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and then also with Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dačić. Minister Lajčák and Prime Minister Vučić spoke about the Serbian accession process, developments in the Western Balkans and the migration crisis. With regard to the EU integration efforts of Belgrade, Minister Lajčák appreciated the Serbian progress in meeting pre-accession criteria and welcomed the opening of the first negotiation chapters this month. He stated that launching the accession talks in concrete areas will represent an acknowledgment of the existing results for Serbia and an impetus for adopting further necessary reforms related to the preparations for joining the European Union.