Czech-Slovak joint government sessions
Hardly the reunion of the Slovak and Czech republics, but the governments of both countries have agreed to convene joint sessions in future on any issues of mutual concern.
The agreement of the Czech and Slovak governments was announced jointly by Slovak PM Iveta Radicova and Czech PM counterpart Petr Necas last week, with the initial session planned for 28 October, poignantly the date that commemorates the founding of Czechoslovakia back in 1918.
Speaking after his meeting with Radicova, Necas said the plan represented a new element in Czech-Slovak relations, as the joint sessions will deal with any and all issues of common interest, such as dual citizenship, military co-operation (already announced at Globsec 2011 conference), or the fields of energy and the environment.
The sessions are expected to produce good synergy and intensify the strong ties between the two countries.