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THE GERMAN Embassy in Bratislava and the German-Slovak Chamber of Commerce are starting a new tradition of organising German-Slovak business discussions. The first such discussion, held under the title German-Slovak Business Dialogue, will take place on September 19, in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre, starting at 10:00.

THE GERMAN Embassy in Bratislava and the German-Slovak Chamber of Commerce are starting a new tradition of organising German-Slovak business discussions. The first such discussion, held under the title German-Slovak Business Dialogue, will take place on September 19, in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre, starting at 10:00.

“Its purpose is to analyse the state of the German and Slovak economies after the crisis and to explore possibilities of intensifying business and economic cooperation,” Roland Westebbe, the head of the press department at the German Embassy told The Slovak Spectator. “It will furthermore highlight the successful co-operation between Germany and Slovakia in the sphere of industry and business since 1993.”

The programme for the dialogue lists prominent speakers such as Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, German Ambassador to Slovakia Axel Hartmann, the CEO of energy company RWE, Jürgen Grossmann, and other personalities from Slovak politics and business.

Markus Halt from the German-Slovak Chamber of Commerce said that another aim of the event is to discuss the perspective of German-Slovak business relations following the recent change of government in Slovakia.

“We plan to continue this kind of event in the future as Germany is the most important trading partner of Slovakia,” Halt told The Slovak Spectator.

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