Lajcak: Gov’t Council Should Continue as Strategic Discussion Platform

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) - The Government Council for Support of Exports and Investments should continue in its existence as a platform for strategic discussion, rather than morphing into an administrative body that only rubber stamps documents, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak said on Wednesday.

Cabinet: British Demands Will Dominate EU Summit

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) – The Cabinet at its session on Wednesday approved Prime Minister Robert Fico's attendance at the next EU summit on behalf of Slovakia, at the same time concurring with the...

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.

Lajcak Discusses Syria and Lebanon at Foreign Affairs Council

Bratislava, February 16 (TASR) - At a regular Foreign Affairs Council session in Brussels on Monday, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak discussed the situation in Syria, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry's press department informed TASR on Tuesday.

Lajcak: Slovakia Assures Bosnia of Support in European Integration

Bratislava, February 16 (TASR) - Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak assured Bosnia and Herzegovina of Slovakia's support for its efforts to integrate into the European Union at a regular Foreign Affairs Council session in Brussels on Monday, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry's press department informed TASR on Tuesday.

Debate: Security Situation in Slovakia Good Now, But Likely to Change

Bratislava, February 15 (TASR) – Slovakia's security situation vis-a-vis migration is good so far, relative to other European nations, but it's necessary to be prepared that this will change, concurred participants of a panel...

Lajcak: V4 Is Internationally Recognised Brand of Regional Cooperation

Bratislava, February 15 (TASR) - Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak told TASR on Monday that the Visegrad Four (V4 - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) group is a very...

Flasikova-Benova: Britain Must Not Extort Other EU Member States

Bratislava, February 15 (TASR) - Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron won the general election mainly due to his promise to hold a referendum on whether Great Britain should leave the EU or to...

Zeman: Economic Migrants and Jihadists Must Be Deported

Bratislava, February 12 (TASR) - The Czech Republic isn't xenophobic, as 5 percent of its population is made up of integrated foreigners, but it obviously isn't possible to integrate Islamic migration into European culture,...

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...

Gov’t: Fico to Attend Extraordinary V4 Summit to Discuss Migration

Kezmarok, February 10 (TASR) - The Government at its away session in Kezmarok (Presov region) on Wednesday approved Prime Minister Robert Fico's attendance at an extraordinary summit of the Visegrad Four (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) premiers on Monday, February 15.

Slovak Ambassador to China and Mongolia Vladimir Jakabcin Dies

Bratislava, February 9 (TASR) - Career diplomat and Slovak Ambassador to China and Mongolia Vladimir Jakabcin, 59, died on Monday (February 8), Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak announced on Facebook on Tuesday.

Slovakia: North Korea Would Do Better to Secure Needs of Own People

Bratislava, February 8 (TASR) - The Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry on Monday "strongly condemned" the launching of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea this past weekend. "After the recent test, probably of...

Sebej: Sometimes It’s Like Slovakia Has Two Foreign Affairs Policies

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) - Some of the public statements made by the Government have created the impression that Slovakia has two contradicting foreign affairs policies, parliamentary foreign affairs committee chair Frantisek Sebej (Most-Hid) has told TASR in his evaluation of the outgoing Cabinet's 2012-16 term in office.

Lajcak: We Pursued Results in Foreign Policy, Not Theatrical Gestures

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) - Diplomacy is about everyday systematic work, and throughout the outgoing Government's term in office [2012-16] the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry has focused on results rather than dramatic gestures and loud words, Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak has told TASR in his evaluation.

Foreign Affairs Ministry Receives Peace Envoys from Ukraine

An end to war, family, work and happiness - these are the wishes that Slovak pupils extended to their Ukrainian peers and their families on hand-made paper doves stuck to a map of Ukraine presented in Bratislava on Friday.

Fico Wants Guarantees New UK Measures Won’t Harm Slovak Expats

London/Bratislava, February 4 (TASR) - Slovakia will ask for guarantees that new proposals regarding social aid for expatriates from other EU countries who work in Great Britain won't adversely affect locally employed Slovaks.

Forty-five Slovak Police Officers Leave for Slovenia and Macedonia

Bratislava/Ljubljana/Skopje, February 3 (TASR) - Slovakia is sending 20 police officers to Slovenia and 25 to Macedonia in order to assist in the protection of their borders during the migration crisis, Prime Minister Robert Fico and Interior Minister Robert Kalinak announced at a briefing on Wednesday.

Slovakia to Contribute €5.3 mn towards Solution of Migration Crisis

Bratislava, February 3 (TASR) - The Slovak Government at its regular session on Wednesday decided to approve the payment of €5.3 million by April 15 via funds of the European Union and the UN...

‘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...