Radičová meets Angela Merkel in Berlin

Mutual economic co-operation and current economic and financial issues in European politics are expected to be the main topics of discussion between Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during talks in Berlin today (Wednesday, August 25).

Mutual economic co-operation and current economic and financial issues in European politics are expected to be the main topics of discussion between Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during talks in Berlin today (Wednesday, August 25).

Radičová started her one-day visit to Germany by meeting President Christian Wulff, the TASR newswire wrote. They discussed opportunities to improve mutual co-operation, especially in the economic sphere, new technology and innovations, science and the education system. Merkel had already announced that she and Radičová would discuss Slovakia's refusal to contribute to the EU bail-out loan to Greece. The Slovak decision has been criticised by Germany, the largest contributor to the loan.

The Slovak parliament decided on August 11 that Slovakia would not contribute up to €816 million over the next three years towards Greece’s financial rescue. Out of 84 MPs, 69 voted against the loan, with MPs from the largest parliamentary party, Smer, declining to vote on the issue.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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