In Brussels State Secretary Ružička Discusses the Agenda of the December Summit, Brexit and EU Finances
On Monday (12 November 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, attended a meeting of the General Affairs Council and the General Affairs Council (Article 50) in Brussels. Ministers and state secretaries for European affairs of the EU member states opened the meeting with a discussion about Brexit...
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic took part in the meeting of the Global Future Councils organized by the World Economic Forum for the 10th year now in Dubai from the 10th to 12th of November 2018. In the Council, Minister Lajčák is a co-chair of the Group for the Future of Europe. During the upcoming year, the group has one of its tasks to think about the specific European challenges and, based on that, prepare recommendations for the European Union and its next election period.
State Secretary Ružička Meets with Partners to Discuss how Slovakia is Preparing for the Coming Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU
Today (November 9, 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, led the regular meeting of the Inter-ministerial Brexit Coordination Group, attended by state secretaries. The objective of the meeting with partners from various sectors including industry, entrepreneurial and other associations was to provide information on the current state of negotiations, and to define further steps that will have to be taken next. State Secretary Ružička informed the partners that, despite the fact that much of the agreement on the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU has been already concluded, further negotiations have stalled because of the Irish border issue.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ružička receives the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden on the occasion of Presenting Credentials
Today (November 9, 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Mikaela Kumlin Granit, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden, who is seated in Vienna. The meeting was held on the occasion of presenting copies of her credentials to the State Secretary at the beginning of her mission.
Today (November 9, 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received a delegation of key representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) who are tasked with addressing developments in the South Caucasus region. The delegation consisted of three Minsk Group Co-Chairs -- Stéphane Visconti, Igor Popov, and Andrew Schofer – as well as Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on the conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference (that is, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict), and Col. Vladimír Minárik, the Head of the OSCE High-Level Planning Group for this conflict. The talks held today were part of substantive working meetings before Slovakia takes over the OSCE Chairmanship in 2019.