Lajcak Expects Smooth Approval of Guidelines for Brexit Negotiations

I expect European Council President Donald Tusk's draft guidelines for negotiations on Great Britain's exit from the EU to be approved smoothly, said Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (a Smer-SD nominee) before the beginning of a meeting of the EU's General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on Thursday.

Madaric Talks EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive in Brussels

Brussels, July 13 (TASR-corespondent) - One of the most important priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council in the field of culture and audiovisual services will be the revision of the EU's...

‘Children for Peace’ to Come from Ukraine

Bratislava, February 3 (TASR) - Thirty children from Ukraine are set to come to Slovakia this week to present with their Slovak peers a project called 'Children for Peace', the Slovak Foreign and European...

“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...

Parliament OKs Changes of State Border between Slovakia and Hungary

The state border line between Slovakia and Hungary will be adjusted due to some planned water management projects on the Ipel River, according to a proposal approved by Parliament with 142 votes on Thursday.

Danko: Today’s Summit Will Help EU Overcome Its Problems

Friday's summit of EU parliamentary chairmen in Bratislava is a project that might help the EU overcome its problems, said Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko following the talks, adding that sometimes it's worth it to be courageous.

Gajdos: NATO-EU Cooperation Acquiring Real Contours

Brussels, November 15 (TASR-correspondent) – EU defence ministers at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday agreed to deepen EU-NATO cooperation, such as in activities in the Mediterranean, said Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdos after...

Fico: Incident in Nice Will Be Moving World for Several Months

Ulaanbaatar, July 15 (TASR correspondent) - The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in the capital city of Mongolia was tinged with the terrorist attack that took place in Nice on Thursday evening, with Slovak Prime...

Fico: Sanctions against Russia Ineffective, Let’s Stick to Our Own Truth

Bratislava, December 14 (TASR) - Sanctions against Russia have failed to modify the behaviour of Moscow towards Ukraine, said Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) at a session of the parliamentary European affairs committee held on Wednesday.

Fico: Joint Session of Cabinets Brings Stock-taking of Mutual Relations

Bratislava, September 26 (TASR) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico considers a joint session of Czech and Slovak cabinets held in Bratislava on Monday as a stock-taking of mutual relations, TASR learnt on the...

Lajcak and Yee Talk about Bilateral Slovak-American Relations

Bratislava, February 11 (TASR) - Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak received US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee in Bratislava on Thursday, the ministry's press...

Fico: Migration and Brexit Key Issues for EU Summit in Bratislava

Warsaw, August 26 (TASR-correspondent) - The main issues to be discussed at the informal EU summit in Bratislava in mid-September will be migration and its economic dimension and the EU's future following Brexit, said...

Slovak Foreign Ministry Expresses Sorrow at Death of Boutros-Ghali

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) - It was with deep sorrow that the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry heard the news that former secretary-general of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali died on Tuesday (February 16) at the age of 93, the ministry's press department informed TASR on Wednesday.

European Leaders to Discuss EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan

Brussels/Bratislava, March 7 (TASR) - The leaders of EU-member states, including Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, will speak to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at an extraordinary summit in Brussels on Monday about the...

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.

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...

Kiska: EU Suffers Injury from Brexit

Bratislava, June 24 (TASR) – Slovak President Andrej Kiska respects the will of British people, who in Thursday's referendum decided that their country should leave the EU, even though he feels sorry about it,...

Reznik: Defence of News Agency Independence Is Never-ending Process

Bratislava, September 22 (TASR) - It seems that independent and credible information is starting to be held in much greater regard than may appear to be the case at first glance, said News Agency...

Fico: EU Must Show Positive Face and Become Strong Global Player

Paris, August 25 (TASR-correspondent) - The European Union should show a positive face following Brexit and become a stronger international player, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said after a meeting of leaders of European...

Lajcak: EU-Turkey Relations Unsatisfactory

Brussels, November 14 (TASR-correspondent) – Current relations between the EU and Turkey aren't satisfactory, with the two sides frustrated with each other, said Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak after a meeting...