Approximately 20 informal meetings of ministers and ministerial conferences will take place in Bratislava during the six months of the Slovak Presidency. The Slovak capital will also host close to 180 events at expert and working levels. The ministerial meetings and conferences will take place in Reduta, the building that is home to the Slovak Philharmonic. Events at working and expert levels will be organised in locations that fall under the administration of the state, namely the historical building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on Župné Square (Župné námestie), Hotel Bôrik, and the congress hall of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.
Joint debate on research and innovation in the Danube region
This morning, within the framework of the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (Danube Strategy), ministers and their representatives responsible for research and innovation, together with the European Commission, met to discuss how to coordinate investment activities in the field of research and how to prevent the brain drain from the region.
Notice: Prime Minister Robert Fico to attend a summit of EU leaders in Brussels
The Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico, together with the Slovak Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and the Family, Ján Richter, will attend the Tripartite Social Summit and a regular session of the European Council in Brussels on 19-21 October 2016. On this occasion, Mr Fico will meet the prime ministers of the Visegrad Four countries, the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and the leaders of fellow EU member states.
Notice: EU trade ministers meet to discuss CETA between the EU and Canada
On Tuesday 18 October, Slovak Minister of Economy Peter Žiga will chair the trade segment of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC Trade) in Luxembourg. The extraordinary meeting was called by the Presidency to discuss the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA).