Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

V4 ministers call for signing association agreement with Ukraine

THE FOREIGN ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, sent on March 5 a letter to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle to launch preparations for signing the association treaty and a free trade agreement with Ukraine without delay.

THE FOREIGN ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, sent on March 5 a letter to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle to launch preparations for signing the association treaty and a free trade agreement with Ukraine without delay.

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák initiated the process, the TASR newswire reported.
Lajčák, János Martonyi (Hungary), Radoslaw Sikorski (Poland) and Lubomír Zaorálek (the Czech Republic) based their call on the decision of the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius in November 2013 to sign the treaties when Ukraine is ready. Moreover, the new Ukrainian government announced on February 26 that it wants to sign the deal as soon as possible.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Illustrative stock photo

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.