UPDATED: 24. AUG 2016, AT 12:54

Fico to dine with Putin

The two statesmen will discuss the Nord Stream project.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (l) and Slovak PM Robert Fico (r)Russian President Vladimir Putin (l) and Slovak PM Robert Fico (r)(Source: AP/TASR)

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico will have dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 25.

The main topic will be the Nord Stream gas pipeline project, Fico said at the August 23 press conference in Sobrance (Košice Region), the Denník N daily reported on its website.

Though the prime minister did not reveal more details at the press conference, the Government’s Office specified on August 24 that Fico and Putin will meet at 19:00 CET. They will discuss current topics regarding the bilateral cooperation between Slovakia and Russia, the TASR newswire reported.

Fico and some of his government ministers are currently touring the towns in eastern Slovakia, struggling with high jobless rates. They have already approved action plans aimed at reducing the number of unemployed in the poor districts for Sabinov (Prešov Region), promising to allocate altogether €82 million from both public and private sources, and for Sobrance, allocating altogether €69 million, as reported by TASR.

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

Children and machines think a lot alike

Similar to children, we can improve artificial intelligence by rewarding it for good responses or punishing it for doing something wrong.

Advanced technology and children develop in similar ways.

Zealous about zen? Discover your peace of mind in Bratislava.

American Talley Sjoberg Varney takes us into her ‘potions room’ to explain why aromatherapy matters.

American aromatherapist Talley Sjoberg Varney chats with us on this week's episode of Spectacular Slovakia.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 16 and August 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.