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  • 05.11.2019
    London, 5. November 2019. The Slovak minister of foreign and European affairs, Miroslav Lajčák, has awarded a renowned translator Julia Sherwood for her immense contributions to the translation of Slovak literature.
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    23.10.2019
    | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí |
    London, 22.10. 2019. The official opening of a new year of the unique international competition titled the "Film Music Contest Košice 2020" has been hosted at the Slovak Embassy in London.
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    26.09.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Ekonomické správy | BREXIT |
    František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, chaired today (26 September 2019) a session of the Inter-Ministry Coordination Group (ICG) for Brexit at the level of state secretaries. The representatives present – of the individual ministries, social partners, and expert and professional organizations – had an opportunity to discuss the turbulent internal political situation in the United Kingdom, the ongoing talks in the EU, and preparations for a no-deal Brexit within Slovakia.
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    23.09.2019
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    During the 21st and 22nd September 2019, we had an open day at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London.
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    21.08.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia |
    London/Abernethy, 20.08.2019. To commemorate the 140th anniversary of the birth of Robert William Seton Watson, the Slovak Ambassador, Ľubomír Rehák, placed an honorary bouquet for the British historian, also known under the pseudonym Scotus Viator.
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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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    28.06.2019
    The latest article “Woe to the victors” published in Times Literary Supplement, written by Zuzana Slobodova presents a review of translation of Hviezdoslav´s Bloody Sonets.
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    26.06.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Krajania v zahraničí | Kultúrna diplomacia |
    On the 25th of June 2019, the Slovak Embassy in London has organised the British premiere of a film by Veronika Homolová Tóthová called “Hands on the Glass”.
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    17.06.2019
    | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí |
    On the 13th of June 2019, the prestigious London concert hall, Southbank Centre, hosted a solo concert of a talented Slovak guitar player Karol Samuelčík.
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    29.05.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia |
    29.05. 2019, London. Ambassador of Slovakia Ľubomír Rehák had a meeting with the Head of European Collections at the British Library, Janet Zmroczek, to whom he presented the newest publication from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, published by VEDA. The book of texts by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, „On Peace and Small Nations“, is an ode to political activism and enthusiasm with which Bjørnson fought for political, cultural and social rights of small nations, particularly Slovakia. The publication put together by Ambassador Marianna Oravcová and professor Milan Žitný is now a part of the collection of the British Library - the second largest library in the world.
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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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    24.01.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | BREXIT |
    František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, led today (24 January) the session of the Interministerial Coordination Group (ICG) on Brexit at the level of state secretaries. The meeting was attended by the state secretaries of the ministries, the representatives of social partners, expert and professional organizations, as well as the representatives of the European Commission led by Céline Gauer, Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission.
  • 21.01.2019
    | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva |
    The withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (“the United Kingdom” or “the UK”) from the European Union following the British Government's notification should take place on 29 March 2019. At this point, it is unclear whether it is going to happen in orderly manner through the Withdrawal Agreement or without an agreement (so-called hard brexit). In the case of the orderly withdrawal, the existing rights of the EU citizens living in the UK and British citizens living in the EU will remain.
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    17.01.2019
    | Krajania v zahraničí | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia |
    The Israeli government award, Righteous Among the Nations, which gets awarded for selfless aid of persecuted Jews during the Holocaust has been awarded to another fifteen Slovak citizens in this year.
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    17.12.2018
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Today (17 December 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic met with his British partner, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor, and with Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Europe. The main themes of the talks were Slovakia’s Chairmanship of the OSCE and the current state of developments with regards to Brexit. Minister Lajčák presented to the partners the priorities of the chairmanship that Slovakia has determined. “We are assuming the OSCE’s Chairmanship in an uneasy situation, specifically, in the aftermath of the incident in the Sea of Azov, and we wish to act as a constructive partner with the aim of encouraging all stakeholders to a dialogue,” stated the head of the Slovak diplomatic service. He added that the intention of the Slovak party is to de-escalate tension and help the people who have found themselves in need because of a conflict taking place in the participating states of the OSCE. In this context, the discussion focused on foreign policy themes related to the situation in the Ukraine, the countries of the Eastern Partnership and the region of the Western Balkans.