Fico and Gyurcsány to make joint statement at meeting

The issues to be discussed at the meeting between Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and his Hungarian counterpart, Ferenc Gyurcsány, in Komárno (Nitra region) on November 15 will be announced after the end of preparations for a joint statement by the two premiers, on which government offices are currently working, Fico's spokesperson, Silvia Glendová, told the TASR newswire on November 13. On November 12, Gyurcsány announced that Hungary would welcome a joint statement denouncing extremism. According to him, one of the key topics at the discussions will be the education of the ethnic-Hungarian minority in Slovakia. In addition, the Hungarian government will ask to see materials relating to the Slovak government's investigation into the police intervention at a football match in Dunajská Streda (Trnava region) on November 1. Fico and Gyurcsány will meet on November 15 at Komárno Town Hall, where they will hold a joint press conference. The original plan was for both premiers to walk across the Mária Valéria bridge over the Danube River to the Hungarian town of Komárom, but this has had to be changed for technical reasons. David Daroczi, a spokesman for the Hungarian government, said that it is better for the talks to be held in one place, and that Gyurcsány has no objections to the meeting taking place on the Slovak side. TASR

The issues to be discussed at the meeting between Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and his Hungarian counterpart, Ferenc Gyurcsány, in Komárno (Nitra region) on November 15 will be announced after the end of preparations for a joint statement by the two premiers, on which government offices are currently working, Fico's spokesperson, Silvia Glendová, told the TASR newswire on November 13.

On November 12, Gyurcsány announced that Hungary would welcome a joint statement denouncing extremism. According to him, one of the key topics at the discussions will be the education of the ethnic-Hungarian minority in Slovakia. In addition, the Hungarian government will ask to see materials relating to the Slovak government's investigation into the police intervention at a football match in Dunajská Streda (Trnava region) on November 1.

Fico and Gyurcsány will meet on November 15 at Komárno Town Hall, where they will hold a joint press conference. The original plan was for both premiers to walk across the Mária Valéria bridge over the Danube River to the Hungarian town of Komárom, but this has had to be changed for technical reasons. David Daroczi, a spokesman for the Hungarian government, said that it is better for the talks to be held in one place, and that Gyurcsány has no objections to the meeting taking place on the Slovak side. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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