Slovak President Andrej Kiska to address Parliament  

President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska will address the plenary session in a formal sitting on Wednesday. A press point with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani is scheduled for 12.45h.

Mr Kiska, a former businessman and the co-founder of a charity that helps the families of children suffering from life-threatening diseases, was elected president in March 2014 as a non-partisan civic candidate. He assumed office in June 2014 for a term of five years.

Mr Kiska is the fourth President of the Slovak Republic and the third to be directly elected by the people. He will be the second Slovak President to deliver a speech in the Parliament, after Rudolf Schuster, who addressed the plenary in May 2001.

Following the 1989 Velvet Revolution and the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia became a member of the EU in 2004, joined the Schengen area in 2007 and adopted the euro as its currency in 2009. Slovakia held the Presidency of the EU Council for the first time in the second half of 2016.

Procedure: Formal sitting

Debate: Wednesday, 15 November, at 12.00