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  • 21.05.2020
    | Oznamy a upozornenia pred cestovaním | Koronavírus 2019-nCoV | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
    The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic reiterates the recommendation not to travel to any country in the world.
  • 03.05.2020
    | Slovensko a OSN | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva | Ľudské práva
    On 30 April 2020 the Slovak Republic joined the Declaration of the Media Freedom Coalition that was published on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day.
  • 17.03.2020
    | Oznamy a upozornenia pred cestovaním | Koronavírus 2019-nCoV
    Based on the decision of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the diplomatic missions of the Slovak Republic abroad are registering information about citizens who are currently staying abroad and are interested in returning to Slovakia. Since the telephone lines are permanently occupied, we recommend registering electronically. (When registering it is necessary to state one’s identification and contact details, and the reason why one is staying abroad.)
  • 16.03.2020
    | Oznamy a upozornenia pred cestovaním | Koronavírus 2019-nCoV
    The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic recommends that the citizens of the Slovak Republic not travel to any country of the world.
  • 27.02.2020
    | Oznamy a upozornenia pred cestovaním | Koronavírus 2019-nCoV
    Bratislava, 27 February 2020 – Based on the conclusions from the meeting of the Security Council of the Slovak Republic today, the Slovak Republic has adopted several measures. At the same time an emergency task force meeting was held at the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, which will daily evaluate the current situation with regard to the COVID-19 (the coronavirus) disease.
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    18.02.2020
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Slovensko a OSN | Humanitárna pomoc
    The Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations Organisation in Geneva, Juraj Podhorský, signed today (February 18, 2020) a donor agreement between the Slovak Republic and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on a financial humanitarian contribution to the fight against the coronavirus COVID-19.
  • 06.12.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Slovensko a OSN
    Today (December 6, 2019), the Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations in Geneva, Juraj Podhorský, was elected Vice-President of the UN Human Rights Council. For the third year in a row now, as part of our membership in the Council, the Slovak Republic will be part of the top leadership of a key body among human rights institutions.
  • 24.10.2019
    | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva
    Today we commemorate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of the United Nations (UN) on 24 October 1945. We also commemorate the ratification of the UN Charter that came into force on that day.
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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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    26.02.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Today (26 February 2019) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, took part in a series of events and talks in Geneva. The main item on his agenda was to take part in a High-Level Segment of the 40th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. Miroslav Lajčák expressed his support for a multilateral approach when seeking solutions to global issues. He also underlined the importance of conflict prevention, where the protection and support of human rights play the primary roles. Their violation is often the first sign of emerging tensions, which can easily grow into conflicts. “It is therefore necessary that the international community is capable of a flexible and adequate response to conflict situations. For their efficient resolution, it is necessary to establish a dialogue and involve all the parties to the conflict in the solution. For sustainable solutions, however, it is crucial that responsibility for the deeds done be assumed,” stated the Head of Slovak diplomacy.
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    28.01.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Ľudské práva
    On Monday (28 January 2019), the Slovak delegation led by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, František Ružička, took part in the third, general, periodical UN evaluation of Slovakia’s compliance with human rights. Representatives of several central state administration authorities and institutions constituted the delegation, including the Ministry of Culture of the SR, the Slovak Ministry of Justice of the SR, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports, the Ministry of Health Care and the Office of the Government’s Plenipotentiary for the Roma communities.
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    20.12.2018
    | Aktivity ministra | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí | Slovensko a OSN
    Today (20 December 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, launched a book People come first: A Reflection on the 72nd UN General Assembly Session („Ľudia na prvom mieste – reflexia 72. zasadnutia Valného zhromaždenia OSN”) in which he sums up his one-year work in this important position. “After seventy-two years of the existence of the United Nations, the General Assembly was led by a Slovak diplomat – an opportunity that our country most likely will not have for another one hundred and fifty years. Therefore, I thought it would be suitable to map out the experience for future generations and share with other people what this work is about,” stated Minister Lajčák. He also emphasized how important multilateralism is in the world order, in which the UN plays a key role. The minister thanked his international team of thirty members with whom he had the pleasure to collaborate in New York. Four Slovaks were part of the team, and women comprised seventy percent. “It was the best team I have ever worked with. I would like to extend my thanks for their excellent work also this way,” said the head of Slovak diplomacy.
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    06.11.2018
    | Aktivity ministra | Prejavy a vystúpenia ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Today (6 November 2018), during the second day of Geneva Peace Week and in a “town hall meeting” format, Miroslav Lajčák, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, delivered his remarks focusing on an agenda of sustainable peace; he assessed this issue from the viewpoint of having recently ended the position of the President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. In this regard, he concluded that peace was the dimension which he was primarily focusing on during his one-year position at the UN. As he stated, he has always considered the reactive role of the community of nations to be an insufficient element in the process of conflict resolution. In 2016 there were two endorsed resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly which dealt with sustainable peace and started to tackle conflict prevention. In this context, Miroslav Lajčák prepared a road map and organized a top-level meeting concerning the abovementioned agenda in April. “This is an important baseline for the UN Secretary General and the UN Security Council that focuses on further sets of activities in this respect. In order to achieve our goal, it is necessary to change political thinking, have real political will, and use the multilateral system, with the UN lying at its very centre, in the most efficient way possible,” Lajčák emphasized.
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    05.11.2018
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Today (5 November 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, arrived in Geneva. During his two day-visit, the minister will speak at three events as part of the Geneva Peace Week 2018. The common topic of the expert seminars and discussions is “Building Peace in a Turbulent World”. Together with other panellists, the head of the Slovak diplomatic service discussed local, regional, and international turbulences that pose a threat to peace and international security.