Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

New Czech prime minister to visit Slovakia

The newly appointed Czech prime minister, Jan Fischer, will visit Slovakia on May 15 at the invitation of his Slovak counterpart, Robert Fico, according to a proposal approved by the Government on Wednesday, May 13.

The newly appointed Czech prime minister, Jan Fischer, will visit Slovakia on May 15 at the invitation of his Slovak counterpart, Robert Fico, according to a proposal approved by the Government on Wednesday, May 13.

The event will follow a tradition that the first visits made by the most senior Slovak representatives should be to the Czech Republic, and vice-versa, in order to confirm top-quality bilateral relations. This is despite Fischer’s very first visit actually having been to Brussels, as the Czech Republic currently holds the presidency of the European Union.

The talks will focus on reviewing bilateral relations, measures designed for the upcoming period, current European policy issues and the global economic crisis, the TASR newswire wrote.

Czech President Václav Klaus appointed a new government on May 8. The 17-member Cabinet emerged from a crisis after the previous cabinet of Mirek Topolánek lost a no-confidence vote. The key role of the current government, which is viewed as a caretaker one, is to lead the Czech Republic into early parliamentary elections in the first half of October. TASR

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

Top stories

Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo