EU likely to declare US anti-Russian sanctions invalid within union - Russia’s EU envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 3:41
Russian PM calls situation around Saakashvili's citizenship a weird tragicomedyRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 3:36
Russian Ice Hockey Federation to wage ruthless war on doping abuseSport July 26, 19:53
Two Siberian residents jailed for killing three zoo birds in failed barbeque attemptSociety & Culture July 26, 18:43
Moscow slams Western media allegations about alleged Russian support for TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 26, 18:31
Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenshipWorld July 26, 18:25
Russia bolsters military potential in South to respond to emerging threats — defense chiefMilitary & Defense July 26, 16:09
Moscow to frame stance on new sanctions once US bill becomes lawRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 26, 16:03
Kazakhstan hopes to develop its own module for joint space station with RussiaScience & Space July 26, 15:34
GORKI, June 2. /TASS/. Russia and Slovakia should make an effort to enhance economic cooperation, as in the past three months the turnover between the two countries fell by 40%, the Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico said Tuesday after talks with the Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev.
"The purpose of our meeting is the need to overcome the negative factors in our trade and economic relations. The decline in turnover of 40% in the last three months shouldn't happen. The figure is terrible," Fico said.
At a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Fico said Slovakia sees no reasons for any decrease in trade with Russia.
"We see absolutely no grounds and reasons to bring down our trade," he said, adding that decisions taken at the 17th meeting of the bilateral intergovernmental commission and those taken earlier on Tuesday after his talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev might give a fresh impetus to the development of economic ties between the two countries. Thus, he said, at a meeting with Russian Railways (RZD) CEO Vladimir Yakunin they had discussed the issue of broad gauge, which had been enjoying support of the Slovak government.