Miroslav Lajcak

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Miroslav Lajcak said : “Looking forward to closely working with him [Hoti] on the EU facilitated dialogue and towards a European perspective for the people of Kosovo,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, June 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “Congratulated Avdullah Hoti on his election as Prime Minister of Kosovo in our telephone call. Looking forward to closely working with him on the EU facilitated Dialogue and towards a European perspective for the people of Kosovo,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “Good to speak to all six Western Balkan Ambassadors to the EU on my very first day in Brussels. We had a constructive discussion about the situation in the region and the EU integration process. And I informed them about my plans going forward” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : “Topics discussed: progress made on containing spread of COVID-19, current political situation and possible developments, expectations for resumption of Dialogue with real European perspective and need for visa liberalization” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Slovakia is a player whose opinions are heeded in Brussels," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The U.S. has been the main partner of the EU in the Western Balkans and the main partner of the EU in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina," External link

rferl Friday, April 17, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote ( about Aleksandar Vucic ) : “As part of my outreach to the region’s political leaders, I talked to President Aleksandar Vučić today. Had good and constructive talks on expectations from the dialogue, COVID-19 response and EU assistance, plus the economy. Looking forward to working together with my partners for all people in the Western Balkans,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “I expect Pristina and Belgrade to renew their engagement with the same determination. It is important for the well-being of the people on both sides. I am convinced that if there is genuine political will, we can achieve the results that we strive for the benefit of the people of Kosovo and Serbia,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “I am looking forward to working together with representatives of Serbia and Kosovo, heads of EU delegations and in close cooperation with the US” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 6, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “I am honored to be entrusted with this important task. I am looking forward to working together with representatives of Serbia and Kosovo, heads of EU delegations and in close cooperation with the US” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak says : “The Western Balkans have always been close to my heart” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “You cannot turn into a multi-cultural society overnight,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, April 3, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “It is there, it is part of the political culture of the region. I am not happy about it. It is not helpful, but it works with the voters, so, therefore, the political leaders are using it. Apparently, the voters react more positively to the nationalistic rhetoric than to the pro-European rhetoric. Again, I would say that part of the answer might lie in the fact that the European perspective is seen as less tangible compared to some years back, and therefore to overcome this, we have to bring the EU perspective closer” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, April 3, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Yet they are rankled and complain when having to do what people living in the Slovak Republic consider to be normal: behave in a disciplined fashion," External link

rtvs-en Friday, March 20, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “At the moment it looks like this – just as I returned to Slovakia from Brussels in 2012, where I worked for the EU, so now, eight years later, I will return to Brussels, to the EU” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak declared : “At a most basic level, human beings cannot survive without water. Equally important is sanitation, a lack of which negatively affects our quality of life and claims the lives of millions each year,” External link

modernghana Monday, March 2, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The next Eastern Partnership Summit will be held in June, which will document the 10-year process of this program and outline further cooperation. Slovakia strongly supports the Eastern Partnership program,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, February 24, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Geneva in the end of January, Prime Minister Pashinyan and President Aliyev met last week in Munich. From our perspective these are positive developments because it is very important that the two foreign ministers, the prime minister and president meet and discuss how to advance the resolution. Slovakia, definitely, fully supports this issue’s resolution process led by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. We trust their work, we have very closely cooperated with them during last year as the OSCE chairing country,” External link

armenpress Monday, February 24, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We have clearly affirmed that there is still place to boost our bilateral ties, to deepen and enhance our cooperation, we are sure that the opening of our embassy in Armenia will contribute to this,” External link

armenpress Monday, February 24, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added ( about Commission ) : "I also appreciated the work of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, which contributes significantly to the protection of human rights in the OSCE countries," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Romanian minority policy could be considered as a model," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “First of all, history must remain in the hands of historians. Politicians, on the other hand, should look not at history but to the future. That is the role of politicians. When politicians try to interfere in history, we can expect trouble. Second of all, history is quite clear and unambiguous,” External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I must emphasize that sanctions are not political for us. Sanctions are a policy tool. We keep the sanctions in place because the circumstances that led us to impose them have not changed, and as long as they have not changed, we should not change our policy,” External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We have just discussed the next multi-annual budget, and the positions of Latvia and Slovakia are the same - we are in the friends of cohesion camp. We are fighting for a healthy cohesion policy that will allow us to move closer to the most advanced countries in Western Europe,” External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak admitted : "The Balkans have turned out to be a lifetime addiction for me. Of course, I'm in a situation in which I'm considering several offers. One of them is from this region," External link

rtvs-en Friday, February 14, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak dit : “la Slovaquie soutient toutes les décisions en faveur de la préservation de l’intégrité territoriale de la Syrie” External link

Sana-fr Monday, February 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Edgars Rinkevics ) : "Minister Rinkevics is a good friend of mine, we meet very often at various international forums, but that cannot substitute a proper visit during which we can discuss bilateral relations, as well as issues on the EU and NATO agenda," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 31, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "We've long been supporting a so-called two-state solution, which is based on the resolutions of the UN Security Council. The renewal of meaningful talks taking into account the eligible interests of both sides is the only way to achieve lasting peace," External link

rtvs-en Friday, January 31, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “It’s not an easy thing. Whatever one thinks of him, he must be under tremendous pressure” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "This is why seeking the ways, how to settle the conflict, was one of the priorities of the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship," External link

itartass_en Monday, December 30, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak concluded : "Only in this way, progress in peaceful solution of the conflict may be achieved. My country stands ready to support progress in this matter in any possible way, but I need to stress that the main responsibility is on the sides involved in the conflict," External link

itartass_en Monday, December 30, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The exchange of a large group detainees during this holiday period is particularly important. Families will be able to reunite and spend time together during the holiday season," External link

itartass_en Sunday, December 29, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “This appeal isn’t anything new or radical. Instead, what I am saying is very simple: that this Organization is worth fighting for,” “It has strong principles and commitments, which, if implemented, could ensure security in our region. And, it has both vital traditional and emerging mechanisms and tools at its disposal. We don’t have to create anything new; we just need to use what is there. And, the best way to do that is to move away from a zero-sum game of diplomacy, based on our own political objectives, towards dialogue that can actually lead us to a compromise. But if we fail to do so, it’s a failure of us all” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak concluded : “More and more leaders are speaking out in support of multilateralism. This is great to hear. But we need to match our words with tangible actions. Investing in the OSCE – whether politically or financially – is one way to do this. We must ensure that this unique dialogue platform – created, against the odds, during the Cold War, and as crucial as ever in today’s changing landscape – has the best chance possible at producing solutions that could make a difference in the lives of people,” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “the OSCE is multilateralism in action” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak explained : “This virtual centre offers risk management policies, technical training, capacity building, and other educational tools. Through it, we can share best practices and case studies. It can help us to close the gender gap and make the energy sector more diverse. And, it is an example of how our model of regional cooperative security can be adapted to new and emerging needs – which, given the changes in the environment around us, are more urgent than ever” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I am very glad that the further steps provide for measures including a commitment to the ceasefire, de-mining, facilitating the exchange of detainees, creating new disengagement areas along the contact line, and opening new entry and exit points – concrete measures that were promoted by the Slovak OSCE Chair since the very beginning of this year,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “People continue to suffer from conflicts and crises. Mistrust and divergent security perceptions serve to exacerbate vulnerabilities and risks. Against this backdrop, violations of international law and failures to implement our commonly agreed principles and commitments represent the most fundamental security challenge of all,” External link

azernews Monday, December 9, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "Dialogue has continued throughout the year. Through various platforms, the organization tried to build trust, relieve tension and maintain dialogue. When it comes to Nagorno-Karabakh, there remains a real risk of escalation. As the outgoing chair, I do not have any magic formula on how to resolve these conflicts once and for all. What I do have is the strong belief that the OSCE efforts from deescalating tension to opening channels for a new dialogue are invaluable and this organization will be the first to offer its support for concrete steps towards peace," External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It is the only passage through the contact line in the Luhansk region, and has been repaired partly thanks to Slovakia's efforts within the OSCE presidency…we are in a locality that has huge symbolism for us, as well as for the Slovak Presidency of the OSCE," External link

rtvs-en Monday, December 2, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I expect more intensive cooperation between the two countries in the spheres of mutual interest. The opening ceremony of the embassy will strengthen relations with Azerbaijan. We knew Azerbaijan’s potential and therefore, we decided to open a representative office here. We have many spheres for cooperation, infrastructure, railways, tourism and so on,” External link

azernews Monday, December 2, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Article 5 is the backbone of NATO, its raison d'etre ," "I would never publicly question the collective defense clause. It's sacred" External link

spiegel-en Friday, November 29, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak noted : “As you know, Slovakia is chairing the OSCE this year,” “Of course, we are closely monitoring the situation. This is a positive step. It increases confidence, improves the atmosphere, reduces tension, and I believe that it will open the way for a political solution. I believe that Slovakia’s chairmanship will contribute to the settlement of the [Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh] conflict” External link

azernews Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak noted : “As you know, Slovakia is chairing the OSCE this year,” “Of course, we are closely monitoring the situation. This is a positive step. It increases confidence, improves the atmosphere, reduces tension, and I believe that it will open the way for a political solution. I believe that Slovakia’s chairmanship will contribute to the settlement of the [Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh] conflict” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “When it comes to gender-based violence, we are saying all the right things, and we are doing more than ever. But it is not enough. Gender-based violence is still rife – in homes, in the workplace, in both peace and conflict settings. These 16 days are not just about saying the right things, but about focusing on concrete actions still left to take to turn the tide on gender-based violence” External link

sarajevotimes Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “When it comes to gender-based violence, we are saying all the right things, and we are doing more than ever. But it is not enough. Gender-based violence is still rife – in homes, in the workplace, in both peace and conflict settings. These 16 days are not just about saying the right things, but about focusing on concrete actions still left to take to turn the tide on gender-based violence” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 25, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The US has two representatives for the Western Balkans, whereas we have none. That's why it goes like this" External link

b92net_en Monday, November 25, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "The Ministerial Council is one of the OSCE decision-making bodies, and its annual meeting is an opportunity to review the organization's activities over the past year and determine its future direction," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Normandy Format ) : “I congratulated the sides on showing real commitment to pave the way towards peace. Following the positive steps in Stanytsia Luhanska and Zolote, the renewal of the disengagement from Petrivske brings us closer to a summit of the Normandy Format,” “A summit meeting would constitute an important step in the efforts for a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “By 2050 at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak noted ( about Gas Corridor ) : "Slovakia as a traditional gas transit country might be, in the future, even interested in transiting certain gas volumes coming via the Southern Gas Corridor also to our pipeline system," External link

trendnews-az Monday, November 11, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak answered : "I will not run. If I'd wanted to be a part of Slovak politics, I would have run for the post of president," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "The participation of [Slovak] soldiers in the UNFICYP mission and in the bi-community dialogue on the island reflects Slovakia's interest in bolstering multilateralism when dealing with international issues, including the Cypriot one," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "If the Brexit deal is achieved, the status quo will be preserved until the end of 2020, as Great Britain will remain a part of the internal market and Brexit impacts should be thus minimal," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "We have agreed that we mustn't let DAESH reactivate and we mustn't let terrorists infiltrate the European territory," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Our people are now demanding full transparency, zero corruption, zero tolerance for misusing the judiciary and police," "There is no doubt that this will play a very important role also in upcoming parliamentary elections that are scheduled for February next year" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It's extremely important to know that justice will be served, because I cannot imagine the feeling if we (hadn't) been able to identify the killers," "It's an element of justice, but it's also a very important signal, I would say, of a political and moral nature," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Our people are now demanding full transparency, zero corruption, zero tolerance for misusing the judiciary and police," "There is no doubt that this will play a very important role also in upcoming parliamentary elections that are scheduled for February next year" External link

voanews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It's extremely important to know that justice will be served, because I cannot imagine the feeling if we (hadn't) been able to identify the killers," "It's an element of justice, but it's also a very important signal, I would say, of a political and moral nature," External link

voanews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It's sad when the EU refuses to employ the best tool it has to positively influence development in our closest neighbourhood. We're changing the rules during the game and thus undermining our own credibility, which I consider to be a strategic miscalculation on the part of the EU," External link

rtvs-en Monday, October 21, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "We've also agreed with the Americans that this isn't about time, but about agreeing on a text with which both parties would be able to identify," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “No one region, no one government, no one country has the secret recipe to cope with the digital transformation,” “None of us has found the elusive balance – the way to harness the benefits of technology, while mitigating and preventing its risks and dangers” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “This exchange has the potential to build up confidence between the two countries, as well as lead to exchange of all detainees, as provided in Minsk agreements,” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : "Today's meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Georgia and Russia, mediated by Switzerland, is important: it shows that there is hope for constructive dialogue that can reduce tensions and enhance stability, which is beneficial to all citizens of the OSCE region," External link

messenger Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "On the one hand, it confirms our interest in this issue and that we recognise its gravity; on the other; it proves that Slovakia's name has a ring to it in the UN," External link

rtvs-en Monday, September 23, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Gas Corridor ) : “As a transit country, Slovakia might even be interested in the transit of certain volumes of gas flowing through the Southern Gas Corridor pipeline through its pipeline system,” External link

azernews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Gas Corridor ) : “From this point of view, the Southern Gas Corridor, which will provide for the gas transportation of the Azerbaijani gas to Europe via Turkey by 2020, has an undeniable potential to achieve these goals,” External link

azernews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The OSCE not only monitors but also assists countries in holding elections. The main recommendation after the Presidential elections was a comprehensive review of electoral legislation. According to the observation report, the elections were free, competitive, there were few problems, there were no questions about the legitimacy of the election process. However, it would be really good to review the electoral legislation in a complex way. I know that the country has started a discussion on this issue. I would advise Georgian authorities to apply the recommendations of the observation missions,” External link

messenger Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Normandy Four ) : "Minsk is what we have, and it was signed at a given time, under a given set of circumstances, and it has not been sincerely implemented. Now we have momentum, we have pressure, we have commitment. It would be detrimental to the whole process if we started questioning the basis, which is Minsk, or the format, which is Normandy," External link

itartass_en Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Prevention is invisible. It is difficult to track, measure or prove. However, when security sectors are weakened and falling apart, the results are not invisible. They strike the eyes and have devastating consequences," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “However, necessary precondition for mutual trade development is to strengthen our treaty base in the investment and economic areas, where our good political dialogue should be also aiming at,” External link

azernews Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “At this point, I would like to see a continuation of good-faith efforts by the sides to reduce tensions and create an atmosphere conducive to peace and substantive progress in negotiations. Dialogue is the most important thing, and a precondition for any progress,” External link

azernews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : “At this point, I would like to see a continuation of good-faith efforts by the sides to reduce tensions and create an atmosphere conducive to peace and substantive progress in negotiations. Dialogue is the most important thing, and a precondition for any progress,” External link

trendnews-az Monday, September 2, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'" External link

chosun Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'" External link

polandsun Friday, August 30, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'" External link

irishsun Friday, August 30, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'” External link

voanews-sw Friday, August 30, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'” External link

voanews Friday, August 30, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak concluded : "If you are sure in your European orientation, don’t make decisions which are not in line with it, as this one isn’t" External link

b92net_en Friday, August 30, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it,” “This is not one of them” External link

news-am Friday, August 30, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,” External link

tribtown Friday, August 30, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them," External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, August 30, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them," External link

ABCnews Friday, August 30, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them," External link

wftv Friday, August 30, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them," External link

wsoctv Friday, August 30, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "The USA isn't only a strategic partner for Slovakia but also a good friend and reliable ally," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The US is not only a very strategic partner for Slovakia but also a good friend and reliable ally,” External link

spectator Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Michael Douglas is a very active UN Messenger for Peace. His engagement is very helpful and the conversation was very inspirative,” External link

spectator Monday, August 5, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak concluded : “I really appreciate the engagement of this well-known couple,” External link

spectator Monday, August 5, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It is no secret that the image of the Visegrad Four within the European Union is not good. It's also our mistake," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak explained : “It is no secret that the image of Visegrad Four within the EU is not good,” External link

spectator Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak claimed : “I do not really think we should blindly, in the name of solidarity, go against our interests,” External link

spectator Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The results of the parliamentary elections confirmed strong support for President Zelensky," "It is clear that people in Ukraine are tired of war and that Zelensky won because he pledged in his campaign to end this war," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “A meaningful ceasefire needs to be permanent and irreversible. I urge all sides to live up to their commitments, and finally establish a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire, which can open the door for the peaceful resolution of the conflict,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, July 19, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “By 2050 at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 12, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I believe we need a very clear recommitment to our principles and commitments,” “Not just through the speeches delivered by our ambassadors in Vienna, but from the highest level – and with one voice” External link

osce Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "The OSCE has its own expertise, its own prevention toolbox, its own local knowledge," External link

rtvs-en Monday, July 8, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I appreciate that thanks to the national brand, we are perceived much more positively abroad,” External link

spectator Monday, July 8, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I’d especially like to mention your activities during the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Pittsburgh Agreement, when you, along with your diplomats and colleagues, set off on the America on Wheels roadshow, during which you visited 26 Slovak towns and informed the public about the opportunities to develop bilateral relations,” External link

spectator Friday, July 5, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "I'd especially like to stress your activities on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Pittsburgh Agreement, when you along with your diplomats and colleagues set off on the 'America on Wheels' roadshow, during which you visited 26 Slovak towns and informed the public about the opportunities to develop bilateral relations," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Andrej Danko ) : "I'm tired now. I am the foreign affairs minister, not the minister of explaining the statements of Mr Danko," External link

spectator Wednesday, July 3, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The European Union is the best alternative for this country, this region and this continent. The EU will not be complete without the countries of the Western Balkans," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “Your spirit of co-operation is contagious,” External link

osce Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The Presidential elections were held with respect for fundamental freedoms, and I am confident that all actors in Ukraine are committed to ensuring that the upcoming parliamentary elections will be open, free and fair as well,” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The Presidential elections were held with respect for fundamental freedoms, and I am confident that all actors in Ukraine are committed to ensuring that the upcoming parliamentary elections will be open, free and fair as well,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, June 14, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak responded ( about Federica Mogherini ) : “Slovakia´s position is in full compliance with the declaration of the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini who has called on Turkey to abort plans for offshore drilling operations in Cyprus’ EEZ” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "we have started turning the strategic vision of the EU into reality" External link

spectator Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Brexit has been a great demonstration of European unity," "If we can manage Brexit together, we can manage other issues as well" External link

spectator Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "We don't want to turn this into a race. The commemorations won't hinge on who shows up and who doesn't. It's our celebration, for our people," External link

rtvs-en Friday, June 7, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "We want to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (29 August 1944 — 28 October 1944) well. That's why Prime Minister Pellegrini invited US President Donald Trump and Russia's leadership to participate. This means that if there is a need for the two leaders [Putin and Trump] to meet, they can use their invitations to Slovakia as a possible venue," External link

itartass_en Friday, June 7, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Russia is a key economic partner outside the EU and practically, it is an exclusive exporter of gas and oil,” External link

spectator Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak noted ( about Ertuğrul Apakan ) : “Five years ago, he took on the challenge of a lifetime. And he did so without knowing what, exactly, it would entail. We were in unchartered waters. But, Ambassador Apakan steered us through them. And he did so with many achievements along the way” External link

osce Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak claimed : "Slovakia has an interest in developing partnership co-operation, particularly in the economic sphere, investments and trade. We also perceive a potential for intensifying our co-operation within international organisations," External link

rtvs-en Friday, May 24, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "There is a clear differentiation between the countries where there is a need for a vision for the future that will take into account their ambitions concerning the extent to which they wish to become closer to the EU," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “In the last two decades, Montenegro has made huge progress in consolidating peace and stability,” External link

osce Monday, May 13, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "Turkey's EU accession process is being blocked politically. We advocate the removal of this obstruction. Thus, Turkey will have the opportunity to show they could fulfill the required conditions," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Turkey which is a NATO member and has accession negotiations with the EU is an important ally. Turkey plays a key role for ensuring stability and security at the region. The security of the region is very important for Europe," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "Turkey's EU accession process is being blocked politically. We advocate the removal of this obstruction. Thus, Turkey will have the opportunity to show they could fulfill the required conditions," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Turkey which is a NATO member and has accession negotiations with the EU is an important ally. Turkey plays a key role for ensuring stability and security at the region. The security of the region is very important for Europe," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Every day, people in eastern Ukraine are suffering hardships. It is the duty of the sides to guarantee a safe and secure environment and it is a key precondition for any positive development, including improving the dire humanitarian situation,” External link

osce Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Every day, people in eastern Ukraine are suffering hardships. It is the duty of the sides to guarantee a safe and secure environment and it is a key precondition for any positive development, including improving the dire humanitarian situation,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, April 19, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "In these times, there is absolutely no room for experimenting with unsustainable options. Last year, we talked about many challenges, however, we did not feel the need to discuss consensus in foreign policy," External link

rtvs-en Monday, April 15, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The OSCE´s direct contribution to the stability of Kyrgyzstan, and the wider region, is vivid and vast. I strongly welcome the work of the OSCE - in establishing the building blocks for peace and stability from the ground up. It is clear that the organization is not here to teach or impose anything. Instead, it is here to listen and learn, to create new platforms for dialogue and exchange, to build capacities,” External link

trendnews-az Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “It is a crucial platform - linking not only universities from across the entire OSCE area, but also young people from this region, including Afghanistan and Mongolia” “This is positive in the short-term. It builds new bridges; pools information; fosters understanding. But the real benefits will also be seen in years to come – when the Academy’s alumni continue to interact and indeed lead from within their communities, workplaces and governments,” External link

trendnews-az Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The world is finally waking up to the potential of youth; to the fact that young men and women are the change-makers, the peacebuilders, the innovators of both today and tomorrow. I know this is particularly true in Central Asia. But there is still more room for engagement and inclusion” External link

trendnews-az Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "There are countries that view it as slightly problematic to cooperate with the OSCE because they get the feeling that someone is keeping tabs on them. Kyrgyzstan isn't such a country," "The OSCE is a good partner for them, and that's why cooperation has been advantageous for both sides," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "It's sad that thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War we can observe in some countries tendencies to doubt the successes we've achieved," External link

rtvs-en Friday, April 5, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "He said we have the full support of the American side, that the plan is known to them, and that they consider it ambitious, but feasible," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Our organization [OSCE] is built on the concept of comprehensive security. This means that dialogue, tolerance and respect for cultural diversity and human rights are not just good for humanity, but can also act as key drivers of peace," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We remain positive about, and fully supportive of, this process and the leaders’ commitment to strengthening the ceasefire and to undertaking measures in the humanitarian field,” External link

panarmenian-en Monday, April 1, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We remain positive about, and fully supportive of, this process and the leaders’ commitment to strengthening the ceasefire and to undertaking measures in the humanitarian field,” External link

trendnews-az Monday, April 1, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We remain positive about, and fully supportive of, this process and the leaders’ commitment to strengthening the ceasefire and to undertaking measures in the humanitarian field,” External link

osce Monday, April 1, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Slovakia supports the existing framework for resolving the issue. We fully support the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” External link

euractiv-en Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "I want to express my sincere gratitude to the women and men of the Mission, who – for five years now – have been working every day, under challenging circumstances, to carry out their crucial tasks as the principal and largest international monitoring presence on the ground. They deserve our gratitude and our support," "The monitors are the eyes and ears of the organization – and indeed, of the international community – and they directly contribute to the prevention of further escalation," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I want to express my sincere gratitude to the women and men of the Mission, who - for five years now - have been working every day, under challenging circumstances, to carry out their crucial tasks as the principal and largest international monitoring presence on the ground. They deserve our gratitude and our support,” “The monitors are the eyes and ears of the organization – and indeed, of the international community - and they directly contribute to the prevention of further escalation,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "He ruled out that there would be a back door via which the Chinese government could gather data and information through this company," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Armenia is undergoing a series of political and economic reforms. In close co-operation with the Armenian authorities we are ready to deepen our engagement to support their efforts,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I want to say that there is a whole process that is carried out within the framework of accepted traditions and can achieve certain results. Of course, the Armenian government should decide the format, but any possible change in the format of the negotiations should be acceptable to all parties,” External link

arka-am-en Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "We're preparing an answer to this note in which we'll say that they do not," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "The OSCE Minsk Group is the only recognized format in the negotiations and any changes must be coordinated," External link

today-az Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Through continuous and increasing dialogue, small improvements to the lives of the people most affected by the conflict can be made. And in this, preparing the populations for peace is an important element” External link

armenpress Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "The OSCE Minsk Group is the only recognized format in the negotiations and any changes must be coordinated," External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Any change of this format must be agreed with the opposite party,” External link

news-am Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak claimed : "We can be strong only if we're part of a broader environment, buttressed on principles and values. No better alternative for this country exists than being a trustworthy and reliable NATO and EU member," External link

rtvs-en Friday, March 1, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "We take the negotiations seriously. It is an agreement on a sensitive topic and Slovakia has its own interests in this matter. We need to defend them," External link

rtvs-en Monday, February 25, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Slovakia supports the existing framework for resolving the issue. We fully support the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “There is clearly a need to define … the European position on this issue,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Slovakia fully backs the OSCE Minsk Group efforts to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict through peaceful means. And I hold regular meetings with the Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak explained : "I want my visit to help determine what can be expected, what results can be achieved in this sense," External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue,” External link

iran-daily Monday, February 18, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

france24-en Monday, February 18, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

good4utah Monday, February 18, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

CBSnews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

hjnews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

france24-en Monday, February 18, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “There is clearly a need to define … the European position on this issue,” External link

washtimes Monday, February 18, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 18, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak disse ( about Mike Pompeo ) : "Pompeo não vem com uma mensagem negativa, mas para celebrar as relações que hoje existem entre Estados Unidos e Eslováquia. Estou confiante de que este será o reflexo da visita" External link

uol Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak disse : "Por que? Você quer que a UE seja um perdedor maior do que o Reino Unido?" External link

afp-portugues Monday, January 21, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak disse : "Por que? Você quer que a UE seja um perdedor maior do que o Reino Unido?" External link

em Monday, January 21, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak répondu : "Pourquoi? Vous voulez que l'UE soit un plus grand perdant que le Royaume-Uni?" External link

lepetitjournal Monday, January 21, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak répondu : "Pourquoi? Vous voulez que l'UE soit un plus grand perdant que le Royaume-Uni?" External link

larepubliquedespyrenees Monday, January 21, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak poznamenal : "Pokud chceme mít fašistickou vládu, pak je jen třeba Slovensko nutit přijímat tyto lidi proti vůli 99 procent. Ať se nám to líbí, nebo ne, taková je teď realita," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, January 14, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak řekl : "Evropská komise bohužel udělala obrovskou chybu, když věřila, že tuto citlivou záležitost vyřeší byrokratickým, mechanickým opatřením, jako je přerozdělování," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, January 14, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak prohlásil : "Jsem velmi zklamán z toho, že moje země se připojila k tomuto klubu. Nejsem hrdý na to, že je Slovensko v této skupině zemí, protože je to skupina, která stojí na špatné straně dějin," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, January 14, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT



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general assembly president1.23%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
minister26.23%EN11/13/201713/11/2017
prime minister0.12%EN11/13/201713/11/2017
un general assembly president0.29%EN11/02/201702/11/2017
secrétaire0.47%FR10/27/201727/10/2017
united nations general assembly president0.29%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
un president0.06%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
foreign minister27.92%EN09/24/201724/09/2017
ministre slovaque des affaires étrangères et européennes0.29%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
président0.06%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
ministro dos negócios estrangeiros0.64%PT09/19/201719/09/2017
diplomat0.29%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
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successor0.06%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
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foreign affairs minister1.46%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
slovak foreign affairs minister0.64%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
diplomate slovaque0.12%FR09/12/201712/09/2017
slovak foreign minister18.87%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
slovakian foreign minister2.63%EN06/07/201707/06/2017
foreign minister of slovakia1.64%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
ministre des affaires étrangères0.64%FR06/01/201701/06/2017
minister of foreign affairs0.58%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
minister of slovakia0.35%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
Names Lang Count
Miroslav LajcakEN45.17%
Miroslav LajcakFR15.17%
Miroslav LajčákEN12.38%
Miroslav LajcakPT7.20%
Miroslav LajcakEU4.42%
Miroslav LajčakHR3.38%
Miroslav LajčákFR2.02%
Miroslav LajčakEN1.36%
Miroslav LajčakSL0.87%
Miroslav LajcákEN0.87%
Miroslav LajčákCS0.76%
Miroslav LajcákPT0.71%
Miroslav LajčákPT0.71%
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Miroslav Lajcak said : “Looking forward to closely working with him [Hoti] on the EU facilitated dialogue and towards a European perspective for the people of Kosovo,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, June 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “Congratulated Avdullah Hoti on his election as Prime Minister of Kosovo in our telephone call. Looking forward to closely working with him on the EU facilitated Dialogue and towards a European perspective for the people of Kosovo,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “Good to speak to all six Western Balkan Ambassadors to the EU on my very first day in Brussels. We had a constructive discussion about the situation in the region and the EU integration process. And I informed them about my plans going forward” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : “Topics discussed: progress made on containing spread of COVID-19, current political situation and possible developments, expectations for resumption of Dialogue with real European perspective and need for visa liberalization” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Slovakia is a player whose opinions are heeded in Brussels," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The U.S. has been the main partner of the EU in the Western Balkans and the main partner of the EU in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina," External link

rferl Friday, April 17, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote ( about Aleksandar Vucic ) : “As part of my outreach to the region’s political leaders, I talked to President Aleksandar Vučić today. Had good and constructive talks on expectations from the dialogue, COVID-19 response and EU assistance, plus the economy. Looking forward to working together with my partners for all people in the Western Balkans,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “I expect Pristina and Belgrade to renew their engagement with the same determination. It is important for the well-being of the people on both sides. I am convinced that if there is genuine political will, we can achieve the results that we strive for the benefit of the people of Kosovo and Serbia,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “I am looking forward to working together with representatives of Serbia and Kosovo, heads of EU delegations and in close cooperation with the US” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 6, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : “I am honored to be entrusted with this important task. I am looking forward to working together with representatives of Serbia and Kosovo, heads of EU delegations and in close cooperation with the US” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak says : “The Western Balkans have always been close to my heart” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “You cannot turn into a multi-cultural society overnight,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, April 3, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “It is there, it is part of the political culture of the region. I am not happy about it. It is not helpful, but it works with the voters, so, therefore, the political leaders are using it. Apparently, the voters react more positively to the nationalistic rhetoric than to the pro-European rhetoric. Again, I would say that part of the answer might lie in the fact that the European perspective is seen as less tangible compared to some years back, and therefore to overcome this, we have to bring the EU perspective closer” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, April 3, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Yet they are rankled and complain when having to do what people living in the Slovak Republic consider to be normal: behave in a disciplined fashion," External link

rtvs-en Friday, March 20, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “At the moment it looks like this – just as I returned to Slovakia from Brussels in 2012, where I worked for the EU, so now, eight years later, I will return to Brussels, to the EU” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak declared : “At a most basic level, human beings cannot survive without water. Equally important is sanitation, a lack of which negatively affects our quality of life and claims the lives of millions each year,” External link

modernghana Monday, March 2, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The next Eastern Partnership Summit will be held in June, which will document the 10-year process of this program and outline further cooperation. Slovakia strongly supports the Eastern Partnership program,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, February 24, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Geneva in the end of January, Prime Minister Pashinyan and President Aliyev met last week in Munich. From our perspective these are positive developments because it is very important that the two foreign ministers, the prime minister and president meet and discuss how to advance the resolution. Slovakia, definitely, fully supports this issue’s resolution process led by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. We trust their work, we have very closely cooperated with them during last year as the OSCE chairing country,” External link

armenpress Monday, February 24, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We have clearly affirmed that there is still place to boost our bilateral ties, to deepen and enhance our cooperation, we are sure that the opening of our embassy in Armenia will contribute to this,” External link

armenpress Monday, February 24, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added ( about Commission ) : "I also appreciated the work of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, which contributes significantly to the protection of human rights in the OSCE countries," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Romanian minority policy could be considered as a model," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “First of all, history must remain in the hands of historians. Politicians, on the other hand, should look not at history but to the future. That is the role of politicians. When politicians try to interfere in history, we can expect trouble. Second of all, history is quite clear and unambiguous,” External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I must emphasize that sanctions are not political for us. Sanctions are a policy tool. We keep the sanctions in place because the circumstances that led us to impose them have not changed, and as long as they have not changed, we should not change our policy,” External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We have just discussed the next multi-annual budget, and the positions of Latvia and Slovakia are the same - we are in the friends of cohesion camp. We are fighting for a healthy cohesion policy that will allow us to move closer to the most advanced countries in Western Europe,” External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak admitted : "The Balkans have turned out to be a lifetime addiction for me. Of course, I'm in a situation in which I'm considering several offers. One of them is from this region," External link

rtvs-en Friday, February 14, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak dit : “la Slovaquie soutient toutes les décisions en faveur de la préservation de l’intégrité territoriale de la Syrie” External link

Sana-fr Monday, February 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Edgars Rinkevics ) : "Minister Rinkevics is a good friend of mine, we meet very often at various international forums, but that cannot substitute a proper visit during which we can discuss bilateral relations, as well as issues on the EU and NATO agenda," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 31, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "We've long been supporting a so-called two-state solution, which is based on the resolutions of the UN Security Council. The renewal of meaningful talks taking into account the eligible interests of both sides is the only way to achieve lasting peace," External link

rtvs-en Friday, January 31, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “It’s not an easy thing. Whatever one thinks of him, he must be under tremendous pressure” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "This is why seeking the ways, how to settle the conflict, was one of the priorities of the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship," External link

itartass_en Monday, December 30, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak concluded : "Only in this way, progress in peaceful solution of the conflict may be achieved. My country stands ready to support progress in this matter in any possible way, but I need to stress that the main responsibility is on the sides involved in the conflict," External link

itartass_en Monday, December 30, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The exchange of a large group detainees during this holiday period is particularly important. Families will be able to reunite and spend time together during the holiday season," External link

itartass_en Sunday, December 29, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “This appeal isn’t anything new or radical. Instead, what I am saying is very simple: that this Organization is worth fighting for,” “It has strong principles and commitments, which, if implemented, could ensure security in our region. And, it has both vital traditional and emerging mechanisms and tools at its disposal. We don’t have to create anything new; we just need to use what is there. And, the best way to do that is to move away from a zero-sum game of diplomacy, based on our own political objectives, towards dialogue that can actually lead us to a compromise. But if we fail to do so, it’s a failure of us all” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak concluded : “More and more leaders are speaking out in support of multilateralism. This is great to hear. But we need to match our words with tangible actions. Investing in the OSCE – whether politically or financially – is one way to do this. We must ensure that this unique dialogue platform – created, against the odds, during the Cold War, and as crucial as ever in today’s changing landscape – has the best chance possible at producing solutions that could make a difference in the lives of people,” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “the OSCE is multilateralism in action” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak explained : “This virtual centre offers risk management policies, technical training, capacity building, and other educational tools. Through it, we can share best practices and case studies. It can help us to close the gender gap and make the energy sector more diverse. And, it is an example of how our model of regional cooperative security can be adapted to new and emerging needs – which, given the changes in the environment around us, are more urgent than ever” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I am very glad that the further steps provide for measures including a commitment to the ceasefire, de-mining, facilitating the exchange of detainees, creating new disengagement areas along the contact line, and opening new entry and exit points – concrete measures that were promoted by the Slovak OSCE Chair since the very beginning of this year,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “People continue to suffer from conflicts and crises. Mistrust and divergent security perceptions serve to exacerbate vulnerabilities and risks. Against this backdrop, violations of international law and failures to implement our commonly agreed principles and commitments represent the most fundamental security challenge of all,” External link

azernews Monday, December 9, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "Dialogue has continued throughout the year. Through various platforms, the organization tried to build trust, relieve tension and maintain dialogue. When it comes to Nagorno-Karabakh, there remains a real risk of escalation. As the outgoing chair, I do not have any magic formula on how to resolve these conflicts once and for all. What I do have is the strong belief that the OSCE efforts from deescalating tension to opening channels for a new dialogue are invaluable and this organization will be the first to offer its support for concrete steps towards peace," External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It is the only passage through the contact line in the Luhansk region, and has been repaired partly thanks to Slovakia's efforts within the OSCE presidency…we are in a locality that has huge symbolism for us, as well as for the Slovak Presidency of the OSCE," External link

rtvs-en Monday, December 2, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I expect more intensive cooperation between the two countries in the spheres of mutual interest. The opening ceremony of the embassy will strengthen relations with Azerbaijan. We knew Azerbaijan’s potential and therefore, we decided to open a representative office here. We have many spheres for cooperation, infrastructure, railways, tourism and so on,” External link

azernews Monday, December 2, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Article 5 is the backbone of NATO, its raison d'etre ," "I would never publicly question the collective defense clause. It's sacred" External link

spiegel-en Friday, November 29, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak noted : “As you know, Slovakia is chairing the OSCE this year,” “Of course, we are closely monitoring the situation. This is a positive step. It increases confidence, improves the atmosphere, reduces tension, and I believe that it will open the way for a political solution. I believe that Slovakia’s chairmanship will contribute to the settlement of the [Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh] conflict” External link

azernews Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak noted : “As you know, Slovakia is chairing the OSCE this year,” “Of course, we are closely monitoring the situation. This is a positive step. It increases confidence, improves the atmosphere, reduces tension, and I believe that it will open the way for a political solution. I believe that Slovakia’s chairmanship will contribute to the settlement of the [Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh] conflict” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “When it comes to gender-based violence, we are saying all the right things, and we are doing more than ever. But it is not enough. Gender-based violence is still rife – in homes, in the workplace, in both peace and conflict settings. These 16 days are not just about saying the right things, but about focusing on concrete actions still left to take to turn the tide on gender-based violence” External link

sarajevotimes Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “When it comes to gender-based violence, we are saying all the right things, and we are doing more than ever. But it is not enough. Gender-based violence is still rife – in homes, in the workplace, in both peace and conflict settings. These 16 days are not just about saying the right things, but about focusing on concrete actions still left to take to turn the tide on gender-based violence” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 25, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The US has two representatives for the Western Balkans, whereas we have none. That's why it goes like this" External link

b92net_en Monday, November 25, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "The Ministerial Council is one of the OSCE decision-making bodies, and its annual meeting is an opportunity to review the organization's activities over the past year and determine its future direction," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Normandy Format ) : “I congratulated the sides on showing real commitment to pave the way towards peace. Following the positive steps in Stanytsia Luhanska and Zolote, the renewal of the disengagement from Petrivske brings us closer to a summit of the Normandy Format,” “A summit meeting would constitute an important step in the efforts for a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “By 2050 at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak noted ( about Gas Corridor ) : "Slovakia as a traditional gas transit country might be, in the future, even interested in transiting certain gas volumes coming via the Southern Gas Corridor also to our pipeline system," External link

trendnews-az Monday, November 11, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak answered : "I will not run. If I'd wanted to be a part of Slovak politics, I would have run for the post of president," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "The participation of [Slovak] soldiers in the UNFICYP mission and in the bi-community dialogue on the island reflects Slovakia's interest in bolstering multilateralism when dealing with international issues, including the Cypriot one," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "If the Brexit deal is achieved, the status quo will be preserved until the end of 2020, as Great Britain will remain a part of the internal market and Brexit impacts should be thus minimal," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "We have agreed that we mustn't let DAESH reactivate and we mustn't let terrorists infiltrate the European territory," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Our people are now demanding full transparency, zero corruption, zero tolerance for misusing the judiciary and police," "There is no doubt that this will play a very important role also in upcoming parliamentary elections that are scheduled for February next year" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It's extremely important to know that justice will be served, because I cannot imagine the feeling if we (hadn't) been able to identify the killers," "It's an element of justice, but it's also a very important signal, I would say, of a political and moral nature," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Our people are now demanding full transparency, zero corruption, zero tolerance for misusing the judiciary and police," "There is no doubt that this will play a very important role also in upcoming parliamentary elections that are scheduled for February next year" External link

voanews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It's extremely important to know that justice will be served, because I cannot imagine the feeling if we (hadn't) been able to identify the killers," "It's an element of justice, but it's also a very important signal, I would say, of a political and moral nature," External link

voanews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It's sad when the EU refuses to employ the best tool it has to positively influence development in our closest neighbourhood. We're changing the rules during the game and thus undermining our own credibility, which I consider to be a strategic miscalculation on the part of the EU," External link

rtvs-en Monday, October 21, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "We've also agreed with the Americans that this isn't about time, but about agreeing on a text with which both parties would be able to identify," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “No one region, no one government, no one country has the secret recipe to cope with the digital transformation,” “None of us has found the elusive balance – the way to harness the benefits of technology, while mitigating and preventing its risks and dangers” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “This exchange has the potential to build up confidence between the two countries, as well as lead to exchange of all detainees, as provided in Minsk agreements,” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak wrote : "Today's meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Georgia and Russia, mediated by Switzerland, is important: it shows that there is hope for constructive dialogue that can reduce tensions and enhance stability, which is beneficial to all citizens of the OSCE region," External link

messenger Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "On the one hand, it confirms our interest in this issue and that we recognise its gravity; on the other; it proves that Slovakia's name has a ring to it in the UN," External link

rtvs-en Monday, September 23, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Gas Corridor ) : “As a transit country, Slovakia might even be interested in the transit of certain volumes of gas flowing through the Southern Gas Corridor pipeline through its pipeline system,” External link

azernews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Gas Corridor ) : “From this point of view, the Southern Gas Corridor, which will provide for the gas transportation of the Azerbaijani gas to Europe via Turkey by 2020, has an undeniable potential to achieve these goals,” External link

azernews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The OSCE not only monitors but also assists countries in holding elections. The main recommendation after the Presidential elections was a comprehensive review of electoral legislation. According to the observation report, the elections were free, competitive, there were few problems, there were no questions about the legitimacy of the election process. However, it would be really good to review the electoral legislation in a complex way. I know that the country has started a discussion on this issue. I would advise Georgian authorities to apply the recommendations of the observation missions,” External link

messenger Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Normandy Four ) : "Minsk is what we have, and it was signed at a given time, under a given set of circumstances, and it has not been sincerely implemented. Now we have momentum, we have pressure, we have commitment. It would be detrimental to the whole process if we started questioning the basis, which is Minsk, or the format, which is Normandy," External link

itartass_en Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Prevention is invisible. It is difficult to track, measure or prove. However, when security sectors are weakened and falling apart, the results are not invisible. They strike the eyes and have devastating consequences," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “However, necessary precondition for mutual trade development is to strengthen our treaty base in the investment and economic areas, where our good political dialogue should be also aiming at,” External link

azernews Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “At this point, I would like to see a continuation of good-faith efforts by the sides to reduce tensions and create an atmosphere conducive to peace and substantive progress in negotiations. Dialogue is the most important thing, and a precondition for any progress,” External link

azernews Monday, September 2, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : “At this point, I would like to see a continuation of good-faith efforts by the sides to reduce tensions and create an atmosphere conducive to peace and substantive progress in negotiations. Dialogue is the most important thing, and a precondition for any progress,” External link

trendnews-az Monday, September 2, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'" External link

chosun Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'" External link

polandsun Friday, August 30, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'" External link

irishsun Friday, August 30, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'” External link

voanews-sw Friday, August 30, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,'” External link

voanews Friday, August 30, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak concluded : "If you are sure in your European orientation, don’t make decisions which are not in line with it, as this one isn’t" External link

b92net_en Friday, August 30, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it,” “This is not one of them” External link

news-am Friday, August 30, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them,” External link

tribtown Friday, August 30, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them," External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, August 30, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them," External link

ABCnews Friday, August 30, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them," External link

wftv Friday, August 30, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "If you are serious about your European orientation then obviously you make political decisions that bring you closer to it. This is not one of them," External link

wsoctv Friday, August 30, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "The USA isn't only a strategic partner for Slovakia but also a good friend and reliable ally," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The US is not only a very strategic partner for Slovakia but also a good friend and reliable ally,” External link

spectator Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Michael Douglas is a very active UN Messenger for Peace. His engagement is very helpful and the conversation was very inspirative,” External link

spectator Monday, August 5, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak concluded : “I really appreciate the engagement of this well-known couple,” External link

spectator Monday, August 5, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "It is no secret that the image of the Visegrad Four within the European Union is not good. It's also our mistake," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak explained : “It is no secret that the image of Visegrad Four within the EU is not good,” External link

spectator Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak claimed : “I do not really think we should blindly, in the name of solidarity, go against our interests,” External link

spectator Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The results of the parliamentary elections confirmed strong support for President Zelensky," "It is clear that people in Ukraine are tired of war and that Zelensky won because he pledged in his campaign to end this war," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “A meaningful ceasefire needs to be permanent and irreversible. I urge all sides to live up to their commitments, and finally establish a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire, which can open the door for the peaceful resolution of the conflict,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, July 19, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “By 2050 at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 12, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I believe we need a very clear recommitment to our principles and commitments,” “Not just through the speeches delivered by our ambassadors in Vienna, but from the highest level – and with one voice” External link

osce Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "The OSCE has its own expertise, its own prevention toolbox, its own local knowledge," External link

rtvs-en Monday, July 8, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I appreciate that thanks to the national brand, we are perceived much more positively abroad,” External link

spectator Monday, July 8, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I’d especially like to mention your activities during the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Pittsburgh Agreement, when you, along with your diplomats and colleagues, set off on the America on Wheels roadshow, during which you visited 26 Slovak towns and informed the public about the opportunities to develop bilateral relations,” External link

spectator Friday, July 5, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "I'd especially like to stress your activities on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Pittsburgh Agreement, when you along with your diplomats and colleagues set off on the 'America on Wheels' roadshow, during which you visited 26 Slovak towns and informed the public about the opportunities to develop bilateral relations," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said ( about Andrej Danko ) : "I'm tired now. I am the foreign affairs minister, not the minister of explaining the statements of Mr Danko," External link

spectator Wednesday, July 3, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "The European Union is the best alternative for this country, this region and this continent. The EU will not be complete without the countries of the Western Balkans," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “Your spirit of co-operation is contagious,” External link

osce Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The Presidential elections were held with respect for fundamental freedoms, and I am confident that all actors in Ukraine are committed to ensuring that the upcoming parliamentary elections will be open, free and fair as well,” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The Presidential elections were held with respect for fundamental freedoms, and I am confident that all actors in Ukraine are committed to ensuring that the upcoming parliamentary elections will be open, free and fair as well,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, June 14, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak responded ( about Federica Mogherini ) : “Slovakia´s position is in full compliance with the declaration of the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini who has called on Turkey to abort plans for offshore drilling operations in Cyprus’ EEZ” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "we have started turning the strategic vision of the EU into reality" External link

spectator Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Brexit has been a great demonstration of European unity," "If we can manage Brexit together, we can manage other issues as well" External link

spectator Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "We don't want to turn this into a race. The commemorations won't hinge on who shows up and who doesn't. It's our celebration, for our people," External link

rtvs-en Friday, June 7, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "We want to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (29 August 1944 — 28 October 1944) well. That's why Prime Minister Pellegrini invited US President Donald Trump and Russia's leadership to participate. This means that if there is a need for the two leaders [Putin and Trump] to meet, they can use their invitations to Slovakia as a possible venue," External link

itartass_en Friday, June 7, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Russia is a key economic partner outside the EU and practically, it is an exclusive exporter of gas and oil,” External link

spectator Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak noted ( about Ertuğrul Apakan ) : “Five years ago, he took on the challenge of a lifetime. And he did so without knowing what, exactly, it would entail. We were in unchartered waters. But, Ambassador Apakan steered us through them. And he did so with many achievements along the way” External link

osce Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak claimed : "Slovakia has an interest in developing partnership co-operation, particularly in the economic sphere, investments and trade. We also perceive a potential for intensifying our co-operation within international organisations," External link

rtvs-en Friday, May 24, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "There is a clear differentiation between the countries where there is a need for a vision for the future that will take into account their ambitions concerning the extent to which they wish to become closer to the EU," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “In the last two decades, Montenegro has made huge progress in consolidating peace and stability,” External link

osce Monday, May 13, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "Turkey's EU accession process is being blocked politically. We advocate the removal of this obstruction. Thus, Turkey will have the opportunity to show they could fulfill the required conditions," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Turkey which is a NATO member and has accession negotiations with the EU is an important ally. Turkey plays a key role for ensuring stability and security at the region. The security of the region is very important for Europe," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "Turkey's EU accession process is being blocked politically. We advocate the removal of this obstruction. Thus, Turkey will have the opportunity to show they could fulfill the required conditions," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Turkey which is a NATO member and has accession negotiations with the EU is an important ally. Turkey plays a key role for ensuring stability and security at the region. The security of the region is very important for Europe," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Every day, people in eastern Ukraine are suffering hardships. It is the duty of the sides to guarantee a safe and secure environment and it is a key precondition for any positive development, including improving the dire humanitarian situation,” External link

osce Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Every day, people in eastern Ukraine are suffering hardships. It is the duty of the sides to guarantee a safe and secure environment and it is a key precondition for any positive development, including improving the dire humanitarian situation,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, April 19, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "In these times, there is absolutely no room for experimenting with unsustainable options. Last year, we talked about many challenges, however, we did not feel the need to discuss consensus in foreign policy," External link

rtvs-en Monday, April 15, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The OSCE´s direct contribution to the stability of Kyrgyzstan, and the wider region, is vivid and vast. I strongly welcome the work of the OSCE - in establishing the building blocks for peace and stability from the ground up. It is clear that the organization is not here to teach or impose anything. Instead, it is here to listen and learn, to create new platforms for dialogue and exchange, to build capacities,” External link

trendnews-az Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “It is a crucial platform - linking not only universities from across the entire OSCE area, but also young people from this region, including Afghanistan and Mongolia” “This is positive in the short-term. It builds new bridges; pools information; fosters understanding. But the real benefits will also be seen in years to come – when the Academy’s alumni continue to interact and indeed lead from within their communities, workplaces and governments,” External link

trendnews-az Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “The world is finally waking up to the potential of youth; to the fact that young men and women are the change-makers, the peacebuilders, the innovators of both today and tomorrow. I know this is particularly true in Central Asia. But there is still more room for engagement and inclusion” External link

trendnews-az Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "There are countries that view it as slightly problematic to cooperate with the OSCE because they get the feeling that someone is keeping tabs on them. Kyrgyzstan isn't such a country," "The OSCE is a good partner for them, and that's why cooperation has been advantageous for both sides," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak stated : "It's sad that thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War we can observe in some countries tendencies to doubt the successes we've achieved," External link

rtvs-en Friday, April 5, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "He said we have the full support of the American side, that the plan is known to them, and that they consider it ambitious, but feasible," External link

rtvs-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "Our organization [OSCE] is built on the concept of comprehensive security. This means that dialogue, tolerance and respect for cultural diversity and human rights are not just good for humanity, but can also act as key drivers of peace," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We remain positive about, and fully supportive of, this process and the leaders’ commitment to strengthening the ceasefire and to undertaking measures in the humanitarian field,” External link

panarmenian-en Monday, April 1, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We remain positive about, and fully supportive of, this process and the leaders’ commitment to strengthening the ceasefire and to undertaking measures in the humanitarian field,” External link

trendnews-az Monday, April 1, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “We remain positive about, and fully supportive of, this process and the leaders’ commitment to strengthening the ceasefire and to undertaking measures in the humanitarian field,” External link

osce Monday, April 1, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Slovakia supports the existing framework for resolving the issue. We fully support the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” External link

euractiv-en Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "I want to express my sincere gratitude to the women and men of the Mission, who – for five years now – have been working every day, under challenging circumstances, to carry out their crucial tasks as the principal and largest international monitoring presence on the ground. They deserve our gratitude and our support," "The monitors are the eyes and ears of the organization – and indeed, of the international community – and they directly contribute to the prevention of further escalation," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I want to express my sincere gratitude to the women and men of the Mission, who - for five years now - have been working every day, under challenging circumstances, to carry out their crucial tasks as the principal and largest international monitoring presence on the ground. They deserve our gratitude and our support,” “The monitors are the eyes and ears of the organization – and indeed, of the international community - and they directly contribute to the prevention of further escalation,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "He ruled out that there would be a back door via which the Chinese government could gather data and information through this company," External link

rtvs-en Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Armenia is undergoing a series of political and economic reforms. In close co-operation with the Armenian authorities we are ready to deepen our engagement to support their efforts,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “I want to say that there is a whole process that is carried out within the framework of accepted traditions and can achieve certain results. Of course, the Armenian government should decide the format, but any possible change in the format of the negotiations should be acceptable to all parties,” External link

arka-am-en Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "We're preparing an answer to this note in which we'll say that they do not," External link

rtvs-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "The OSCE Minsk Group is the only recognized format in the negotiations and any changes must be coordinated," External link

today-az Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Through continuous and increasing dialogue, small improvements to the lives of the people most affected by the conflict can be made. And in this, preparing the populations for peace is an important element” External link

armenpress Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak added : "The OSCE Minsk Group is the only recognized format in the negotiations and any changes must be coordinated," External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Any change of this format must be agreed with the opposite party,” External link

news-am Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak claimed : "We can be strong only if we're part of a broader environment, buttressed on principles and values. No better alternative for this country exists than being a trustworthy and reliable NATO and EU member," External link

rtvs-en Friday, March 1, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : "We take the negotiations seriously. It is an agreement on a sensitive topic and Slovakia has its own interests in this matter. We need to defend them," External link

rtvs-en Monday, February 25, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Slovakia supports the existing framework for resolving the issue. We fully support the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “There is clearly a need to define … the European position on this issue,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak said : “Slovakia fully backs the OSCE Minsk Group efforts to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict through peaceful means. And I hold regular meetings with the Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak explained : "I want my visit to help determine what can be expected, what results can be achieved in this sense," External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue,” External link

iran-daily Monday, February 18, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

france24-en Monday, February 18, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

good4utah Monday, February 18, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

CBSnews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

hjnews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : "There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue," External link

france24-en Monday, February 18, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “There is clearly a need to define … the European position on this issue,” External link

washtimes Monday, February 18, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak told : “There is clearly a need to define ... the European position on this issue,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 18, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak disse ( about Mike Pompeo ) : "Pompeo não vem com uma mensagem negativa, mas para celebrar as relações que hoje existem entre Estados Unidos e Eslováquia. Estou confiante de que este será o reflexo da visita" External link

uol Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak disse : "Por que? Você quer que a UE seja um perdedor maior do que o Reino Unido?" External link

afp-portugues Monday, January 21, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak disse : "Por que? Você quer que a UE seja um perdedor maior do que o Reino Unido?" External link

em Monday, January 21, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak répondu : "Pourquoi? Vous voulez que l'UE soit un plus grand perdant que le Royaume-Uni?" External link

lepetitjournal Monday, January 21, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak répondu : "Pourquoi? Vous voulez que l'UE soit un plus grand perdant que le Royaume-Uni?" External link

larepubliquedespyrenees Monday, January 21, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak poznamenal : "Pokud chceme mít fašistickou vládu, pak je jen třeba Slovensko nutit přijímat tyto lidi proti vůli 99 procent. Ať se nám to líbí, nebo ne, taková je teď realita," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, January 14, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak řekl : "Evropská komise bohužel udělala obrovskou chybu, když věřila, že tuto citlivou záležitost vyřeší byrokratickým, mechanickým opatřením, jako je přerozdělování," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, January 14, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Miroslav Lajcak prohlásil : "Jsem velmi zklamán z toho, že moje země se připojila k tomuto klubu. Nejsem hrdý na to, že je Slovensko v této skupině zemí, protože je to skupina, která stojí na špatné straně dějin," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, January 14, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president2.51%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
general assembly president1.23%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
minister26.23%EN11/13/201713/11/2017
prime minister0.12%EN11/13/201713/11/2017
un general assembly president0.29%EN11/02/201702/11/2017
secrétaire0.47%FR10/27/201727/10/2017
united nations general assembly president0.29%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
un president0.06%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
foreign minister27.92%EN09/24/201724/09/2017
ministre slovaque des affaires étrangères et européennes0.29%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
président0.06%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
ministro dos negócios estrangeiros0.64%PT09/19/201719/09/2017
diplomat0.29%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
ministre slovaque des affaires étrangères1.34%FR09/18/201718/09/2017
ministre0.18%FR09/18/201718/09/2017
general assembly head0.06%EN09/18/201718/09/2017
head0.06%EN09/18/201718/09/2017
president of the u.n.0.06%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
president of general assembly0.06%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
successor0.06%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
nouveau président slovaque0.06%FR09/13/201713/09/2017
foreign affairs minister1.46%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
slovak foreign affairs minister0.64%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
diplomate slovaque0.12%FR09/12/201712/09/2017
slovak foreign minister18.87%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
slovakian foreign minister2.63%EN06/07/201707/06/2017
foreign minister of slovakia1.64%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
ministre des affaires étrangères0.64%FR06/01/201701/06/2017
minister of foreign affairs0.58%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
minister of slovakia0.35%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
Names Lang Count
Miroslav LajcakEN45.17%
Miroslav LajcakFR15.17%
Miroslav LajčákEN12.38%
Miroslav LajcakPT7.20%
Miroslav LajcakEU4.42%
Miroslav LajčakHR3.38%
Miroslav LajčákFR2.02%
Miroslav LajčakEN1.36%
Miroslav LajčakSL0.87%
Miroslav LajcákEN0.87%
Miroslav LajčákCS0.76%
Miroslav LajcákPT0.71%
Miroslav LajčákPT0.71%
Miroslav LajčákES0.60%
Miroslav LajčákHU0.55%
Miroslav LajčákSK0.55%
Miroslav LajčákHR0.55%
Miroslav LajčákDE0.55%
Miroslav LajčákBS0.55%
Miroslav LajčákPL0.55%
Miroslav LajcákNL0.22%
Miroslav LajcakES0.16%
Miroslav LajcákFR0.16%
Μίροσλαβ ΛάιτσακEL0.11%
Miroslav LajcákES0.11%
Miroslav LajčákSA0.05%
Miroslavu LajčakuHR0.05%
Miroslav LajčakFR0.05%
Miroslav LajcakRO0.05%
Miroslav LajcakIS0.05%


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