Foreign Policies

Foreign Policies

Lajcak Nominated for Post of President of UN General Assembly

Bratislava, November 30 (TASR) - Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak is probably on track to become the president of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, TASR learnt on Wednesday.

“Good idea, Slovakia!” – Lajcak Unveils New Country Brand

Bratislava, April 28 (TASR) – "Good idea, Slovakia!" is a slogan that will be presented abroad as part of the new "Slovakia" brand, with its logo unveiled Thursday by Foreign and European Affairs Minister...

Lajcak: We Don’t Dramatise Any Lack of Agreement in V4

Bratislava, March 15 (TASR) - We never dramatise it if the Visegrad Four/V4 (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) doesn't agree on something, said Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak on...

Fico: Election of Donald Trump Great Chance for Europe

Valletta/Bratislava, February 2 (TASR-correspondent) - The election of Donald Trump as US president poses a significant opportunity for bolstering the global standing of the EU, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on Thursday on his way to an informal summit of EU leaders to be held in Malta's capital Valletta on Friday (February 3).

Kiska: Thousands of Jobs Created in Kenya Due to Slovak Aid Projects

Over 100 development assistance projects have come into existence since Slovakia began to provide aid to Kenya [in 2004], said Slovak President Andrej Kiska after meeting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and members of the country's Government in Nairobi on Monday.

Family Alliance: Slovakia Shouldn’t Fund Abortions in Africa

Bratislava, February 9 (TASR) - The Family Alliance (AZR) on Thursday stated that it doesn't agree with Slovakia possibly co-funding abortions in Africa and other developing countries following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to...

Kazimir in Cuba Discussing Slovak Investments in Energy Sector

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) - Finance Minister Peter Kazimir (Smer-SD) is holding a series of talks with representatives of the Cuban Government in the country's capital of Havana to strengthen cooperation between both countries,...

Fico: If EU President Election Is Postponed, Tusk Won’t Be Re-elected

Bratislava, March 8 (TASR) – If the Polish Government succeeds in postponing the European Council president election until a different EU summit, the incumbent Donald Tusk won't be re-elected, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert...

MEP Skripek Held for Two Days at Istanbul Airport, Failed to Make It to...

Bratislava, February 2 (TASR) - While on his way to the United States, Slovak MEP Branislav Skripek (OLaNO-NOVA) was held at an airport in Istanbul for two days and didn't make it to America in the end, TASR learnt from Elena Buresova of the MEP's Office on Thursday.

Slovakia to Help Primarily Afghanistan, Kenya and Moldova in 2017

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - Slovakia's chief ambition this year in terms of development aid is to deal with fragmentation and to further expand the capacities and powers of the national development agency, including...

Sulik Asked Farage Why He Bugged Out After Brexit Referendum

The now former UKIP leader Nigel Farage should not have 'bugged out' from the party's top as soon as Brexit results were announced, MEP and leader of the Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party Richard Sulik said on TA3's discussion programme 'V politike' (In Politics) on Sunday.

Kiska Leaves for First-ever Visit to Kenya

Bratislava, February 12 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Sunday left for his first-ever visit to Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa as head of state, TASR learnt on the same day. The visit, taking place...

Slovakia to Monitor How UK Treats Slovaks Living There

Bratislava, March 3 (TASR) - The devil is in the details, and Slovakia will therefore closely monitor how the UK's promised generosity towards Slovaks living there will be met, stated Slovak Prime Minister Robert...

Fico: Temporary Quotas Absolute Fiasco; EU Has No Alternative Solution

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) – The system of temporary migrant quotas within the EU is an absolute failure, stated Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) at a meeting of the parliamentary European affairs committee on...

Lajcak Receives Credentials from New Brazilian Ambassador Carneiro

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak on Wednesday received copies of the credentials of newly appointed Brazilian Ambassador to Slovakia Luis Antonio Balduin Carneiro, who has replaced Susan...

Eurobarometer: EU’s Image Improving in Slovakia

The EU's image in Slovakia has begun to improve again, with Slovaks supporting the Union more in general, and also having more trust in its institutions and policies than before, as is evident from the results of the Eurobarometer 86 survey carried out in November, European Commission Representation Office head Dusan Chrenek said at a press conference on Friday.

Sebej: Total Restart of European Union is Impossible

A total restart of the European Union (EU) with 27 member states is not possible, Slovak Parliament's foreign affairs committee chair Frantisek Sebej (Most-Hid) said on RTVS's discussion programme 'O 5 minut 12' (Five Minutes to Twelve) on Sunday while discussing the Union's future with MEP Jozef Viskupic (OLaNO-NOVA) and MEP Ivan Stefanec (KDH).

Slovakia and Czech Republic Ink Deal on Patrolling Airspace

The Slovak and Czech defence ministers, Peter Gajdos and Martin Stropnicky, respectively, meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, inked an agreement between their two countries on the mutual protection of their airspace, TASR learnt on the same day.

Analyst: People Non-committal about EU Are Easily Swayed

A total of 45 percent of Slovaks have a neutral view of the European Union, according to the results of a Eurobarometer 86 survey announced by head of the European Commission Representation in Slovakia Dusan Chrenek.

SNS: EU Must Show Clear Benefits of Membership

Bratislava, January 17 (TASR) - The time has come for the EU to show that it will last, and those who believe that it would be better for Great Britain to leave must be proven wrong, coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) spokesperson Julia Kollarova told TASR on Tuesday.