Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Gašparovič hosts two foreign presidents in Slovakia this week

Presidents of two European countries are coming this week for official state visits to Slovakia: Danilo Turk, the head of state of Slovenia and Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia, the TASR newswire wrote. Turk and his wife Barbara will be hosted by Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič and the First Lady on April 12 and 13 with the topic of economic co-operation between Slovakia and Slovenia. An economic forum is also being organised for businesspeople from both countries. Bilateral trade with Slovenia has seen regular growth since 2009 and reached €650 million last year. Slovakia reported a surplus of €176 million in 2011. The officials are also set to discuss EU affairs, with both sharing similar positions on most EU issues. Turk will also visit with Prime Minister Robert Fico and Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška on April 12, TASR wrote.

Presidents of two European countries are coming this week for official state visits to Slovakia: Danilo Turk, the head of state of Slovenia and Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia, the TASR newswire wrote.

Turk and his wife Barbara will be hosted by Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič and the First Lady on April 12 and 13 with the topic of economic co-operation between Slovakia and Slovenia. An economic forum is also being organised for businesspeople from both countries.

Bilateral trade with Slovenia has seen regular growth since 2009 and reached €650 million last year. Slovakia reported a surplus of €176 million in 2011. The officials are also set to discuss EU affairs, with both sharing similar positions on most EU issues. Turk will also visit with Prime Minister Robert Fico and Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška on April 12, TASR wrote.

President Josipovic will arrive in Slovakia early on April 13 and will join Gašparovič for a business breakfast. All three, Gašparovič, Turk and Josipovic are expected to participate in GLOBSEC, an international security conference held in Bratislava later on April 13.

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.

Top stories

Scrapping the amnesties to be discussed in fast-track proceeding

The government proposal may be adopted on March 30.

Parliament discusses the laws intended to scrap the Mečiar amnesties.

We were joking before the trip, women from the first transport to Auschwitz recall Video

On March 25, Slovakia marked 75 years since the first transport of Jews to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz.

EU opens e-payment market to IT giants

People should benefit from stronger competition, faster and cheaper payments and higher security.

Illustrative stock photo

Mendoza: A news story can change the world

Every journalist has the responsibility to take a story beyond their daily beat, says Martha Mendoza, one of the team of four women who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their “Seafood from Slaves”…

Martha Mendoza