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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.
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    10.05.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    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.
  • 17.08.2017
    | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva |
    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.
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    19.04.2017
    | Aktivity ministra |
    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.
  • 02.03.2017
    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.
  • 26.08.2016
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo SR v Rade EÚ |
    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.
  • 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.
  • 13.04.2015
    | Aktivity ministra |
    “The European Union is open to new forms of cooperation with southern neighbours that will better and more dynamically reflect their interests and ambitions in the area of joint relations,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, today (13 April) in Barcelona after the combined meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU’s 28 member states with 10 states of the Southern Neighbourhood.
  • 24.03.2015
    | Aktivity ministra | |
    Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, today (24 March) sent telegrams of condolences to Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany and to José Manuel García-Margallo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, regarding the victims of the crash of an Airbus 320 plane in the French Alps, with 148 people on board.
  • 28.05.2012
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity veľvyslancov |
    On 28 May 2012 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain to Slovakia Félix Valdés y Valentín-Gamazo.
  • 09.05.2012
    | Aktivity ministra |
    On 9 May 2012, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain to the Slovak Republic José Ángel Lopéz Jorrin on the occasion of the end of his diplomatic mission here.
  • 19.04.2012
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic recommends the parents who plan to travel outside of the Slovak Republic with their children after June 26, 2012 to have individual passports issued for their children.
  • 10.11.2011
    | Kultúrna prezentácia
    The first fully-operational online Slovak language course is now up and running.