Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Dzurinda and Westerwelle to open school year at German school in Bratislava

Slovak Foreign Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle will open the new school year at a German school in Bratislava on Friday, September 2. The opening will take place during an official visit to Slovakia by Westerwelle, the TASR newswire reported, citing the Slovak ministry's press department. The educational facility is described in Slovakia’s list of schools as a private school with an international focus.

Slovak Foreign Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle will open the new school year at a German school in Bratislava on Friday, September 2. The opening will take place during an official visit to Slovakia by Westerwelle, the TASR newswire reported, citing the Slovak ministry's press department. The educational facility is described in Slovakia’s list of schools as a private school with an international focus.

Dzurinda and Westerwelle will also hold talks concerning the future and stability of the eurozone and the prospects for Greece, the Eastern Partnership, Ukraine, Belarus and the Western Balkans. "In light of the great intensity of bilateral ties, the year 2011 can be called the German year in Slovak foreign policy," said the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry. German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit to Slovakia in February when the 20th anniversary of the Visegrad Four grouping was celebrated. German President Christian Wulff is set to make an official visit to Slovakia in September.

Westerwelle will also meet Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič. Both officials will then set off for a Gymnich informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers due to take place in the Polish cities of Sopot and Gdansk on September 2-3. The meeting owes its name to the German castle at which the first such meeting was held in 1974. At these sessions, ministers engage in informal talks on international affairs but do not issue a communiqué.

Source: 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.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovak women scientists prove that science is not just for men

I grew up with the conviction that science belongs to men, said one awarded Slovak scientist.

Mariana Derzsi and Andrea Straková Fedorková

Five years after the Moldava raid, the victims have turned into perpetrators

June 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the brutal and much-discussed raid in the Roma settlement; and it points to five of those beaten being charged with perjury.

Moldava nad Bodvou

The UK is not cutting off its own hand, it is holding it out

It is not rational to behave towards the UK as if it posed a security risk to the EU.

Illustrative stock photo

Welcome to Slovakia?

Following Henry Acorda’s horrific killing, businesses need to stand up.

June 8 gathering in Bratislava