Le Commissaire est en Slovaquie pour promouvoir la politique de développement de l'UE
On 8 February, Commissioner Piebalgs visits Slovakia to promote EU development policy. He first meets the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mikuláš Dzurinda, and the State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Milan Ježovica. The Commissioner meets also the Prime Minister Mrs. Iveta Radičová. He also goes to the National Council of Slovak Republic and attends the joint session of two parliamentary Committees: the EU Affairs and the Foreign Affairs Committee. Before leaving Slovakia, the Commissioner has a meting on the EU development aid with representatives of civil society. The main topics for discussion during the visit include the future of EU development policy as well as Slovakian future contribution to European Development Fund. The leaders will also notably discuss the possibility of taking advantage of the Slovakian transition experience for the benefit of developing countries.