New Slovak ambassador to US presents his goals

Slovakia will start preparing a bilateral agreement on social welfare with the United States of America, said Peter Burian, the new Slovak Ambassador to the US on November 27.

Slovakia will start preparing a bilateral agreement on social welfare with the United States of America, said Peter Burian, the new Slovak Ambassador to the US on November 27.

"Many people already work on both sides [of the Atlantic] and need to solve the issue of pensions, etc. We will start working on the agreement on social welfare at the bilateral level," Burian said.

He also wants to search for new investors in Washington, intensify economic relations and press on the US administration not to turn away Slovaks who obtained confirmation through the new electronic system for members of Visa Waiver countries.

Burian will seek support for Slovakia's policies among members of the US Congress, including Republican Congressman John Mica and Democratic Congressmen Joe Sestak and Bart Stupak.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan (opposition SDKÚ-DS) praised the government for chosing Burian for the position. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Pilot nationwide testing is over

The prime minister and the defence minister consider the pilot testing successful.

Zázrivá, the Dolný Kubín district

Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.