Kiska supports tougher sanctions

THE SITUATION in Ukraine dominated the talks between Slovak President Andrej Kiska and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck on July 23.

THE SITUATION in Ukraine dominated the talks between Slovak President Andrej Kiska and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck on July 23.

Kiska informed Gauck about July 22 meeting of Visegrad Group (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) presidents with representatives from the Baltic states, Bulgaria and Romania in Warsaw regarding the Ukrainian crisis. They also talked about sterner sanctions against Russia.

“This could take place in the following days,” Kiska said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

According to him, Gauck explained that Germany underlines the need for continuation of dialogue with Russia, yet is in favour of adopting a clear stance that recent developments in Crimea and Ukraine are unacceptable.

“I believe that sterner sanctions as the result of a joint EU approach represent an incredibly important step,” the Slovak president, who finds it vital to have the union act in concert, said, as quoted by TASR.

Aside from foreign affairs, the two presidents also discussed options for further cooperation between Germany and Slovakia in dual education, support for the creation of new jobs and research and development in Slovakia. Kiska and Gauck also discussed the sharing of common values. Both campaigned for office as non-partisans.

“His message that it is necessary to bring back morals and decency into politics and that has a lot of common ground with my own stance,” Kiska said, as quoted by TASR.

The Slovak President also met with Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, who showed him Brandenburg Gate and held talks with him at Berlin City Hall. At the end of the visit, Kiska went to the Berlin Wall monument as the first Slovak president ever to do so and commemorated the Germans killed attempting to pass through the Iron Curtain from the former East Germany to the former West Germany by laying a wreath.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

UPDATED: Report: Slovakia a finalist to host new car plant

SLOVAKIA and Poland are said to be the last two countries competing for a new unspecified car plant while final decision could be made in the summer 2015.

Monk seal, to be seen in a movie at Ekotopfilm/Envirofilm festival in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica

Countrywide events

Tips for events between May 22 and 31, including a concert of top four world/ethno music Slovak bands, a festival of environmental movies, days of architecture, an opera premiere, a literary festival, two markets of…

The TSS team in 2010: from left,bottom row: Jana Liptáková, Beata Balogová, Ján Pallo, Zuzana Vilikovská; top row: Donald Spatz, Tatiana Štrauchová, Marta Fukasová, Michaela Terenzani, Roman Král, Martina Mišíková, Dáša Košútová, Beata Fojtíková, James Thomson

More independent thought and self-confidence for Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator has been covering the development of Slovakia for two decades now. On the occasion of the celebration of its 20th anniversary it surveyed its founder, head of the Petit Press publishing house as…

Asian tourists in Bratislava

Bratislava tourists good for little more than a three hour tour

IN THE tourist season, the Slovak capital is frequently visited by tourists, including Austrians, Americans and tourists from Asia alike. But most stay just long enough for a brief guided tour, and coffee break…

MOST READ ARTICLES


  1. Volkswagen opens state-of-the-art body shop
  2. Levoča altar has been reconstructed to full splendour
  3. Many Slovaks still migrate for work
  4. Young Slovak scientists succeed at International Science Fair in Pittsburgh
  5. Blog: The state of Services for expats in Bratislava
  6. Slovak Božena minesweepers head to Nigeria and Bangladesh
  7. Slovakia will host ice hockey world championship
  8. UPDATED: Report: Slovakia a finalist to host new car plant
  9. Russia's Sberbank considers leaving Slovakia
  10. 4 things to know when drinking in Slovakia
  1. Many Slovaks still migrate for work
  2. Volkswagen opens state-of-the-art body shop
  3. Levoča altar has been reconstructed to full splendour
  4. Russia's Sberbank considers leaving Slovakia
  5. Blog: The state of Services for expats in Bratislava
  6. Slovakia will host ice hockey world championship
  7. 4 things to know when drinking in Slovakia
  8. Young Slovak scientists succeed at International Science Fair in Pittsburgh
  9. Slovak aid to Nepal remains grounded
  10. Bratislava tourists good for little more than a three hour tour
  1. 4 things to know when drinking in Slovakia
  2. Many Slovaks still migrate for work
  3. Volkswagen opens state-of-the-art body shop
  4. Levoča altar has been reconstructed to full splendour
  5. Slovak Božena minesweepers head to Nigeria and Bangladesh
  6. Young Slovak scientists succeed at International Science Fair in Pittsburgh
  7. Russia's Sberbank considers leaving Slovakia
  8. Slovakia will host ice hockey world championship
  9. Blog: The state of Services for expats in Bratislava
  10. Slovak aid to Nepal remains grounded