primeminister   Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends

Slovak Republic faces essential challenges nowadays. We must consolidate public finances to achieve economic growth, create new jobs and improve people's standard of life. And we have to give our country a perspective in the Europe of tomorrow.

I am glad that you are interested in what is happening in our country also via visiting this website. Because it is about our common country, about Slovakia.
 
Sincerely yoursfico_podpis
The Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic manages the activities of the government, arranges and leads its meetings.

The Prime Minister shall be appointed and recalled by the President of the Slovak Republic. On a proposal of the Prime Minister of the Government, the President shall appoint and recall other members of the Government and empower them with the administration of Ministries.

The Prime Minister shall sign government regulations.

If the President is not elected, or if the President is unable to discharge his office for serious reasons, the power of the President shall pass to the Government of the Slovak Republic. In these cases the Government may vest some of the powers of the President in the Prime Minister. During such time the Prime Minister shall act as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.

Robert Fico


Prime Minister

Government Office of the Slovak Republic

Date of birth: 15th September 1964
Place of birth: Topoľčany, Slovak Republic
Marital status: married, 1 child
   
Education:  
2002 habilitation, title of Doc. (Assoc. Prof).
1988 - 1992 postgraduate studies at the Institute of State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in the area of "Criminal Law", CSc. (PhD) degree ("Death Penalty in Czecho-Slovakia")
1987 - 1988  judicial trainee, judicial examination
1982 - 1986  ComeniusUniversity - Law Faculty, Bratislava, doctoral degree of JUDr.
   
Professional experience:  
April 2012 Prime Minister
2010 - 2012 Deputy Speaker of National Council
2006 - 2010 Prime Minister
2002 - 2006   Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Women's Rights
2002 - 2004  Observer in the European Parliament
1995 - 2003  Chairman, Prison Commission of the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee
1994 - 2005 Member of the Slovak delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1999 - 2001 - Head of Delegation)
1992 - 2002  Member of the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee
1994 - 2000 Governmental agent representing the Slovak Republic before the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission of Human Rights
since 1992  Member of the Slovak Parliament
1986 - 1995 Law Institute of the Ministry of Justice (1992 - 1995 Deputy Director)
1986 - 1987 military service - assistant military investigator
   
Professional activities:  
since 2000  Member of the Slovak Bar Association, representation of crime victims
since 2003  defence counsel training for the International Criminal Court in the Hague
   
Political activities:  
2002 - 2006 Leader of Parliamentary Group of SMER - Social Democracy
since 1999 Chairman of Political Party SMER - Social Democracy
1996 - 1999  Deputy Chairman of the Party of the Democratic Left
1994 - 1996  Leader of Parliamentary Group of the Party of the Democratic Left
   
Other activities: author of several professional articles and books
  study stays in the U.S.A., England, Finland, Belgium and France - specialisation in human rights and criminal law
  participation in various international conferences and seminars
  author of several approved bills
  teaching activities - lecturer at universities in the Slovak Republic and abroad
  extensive publishing activities
  member, editorial board of Justičná revue
  Co-author of the project "Slovak National Centre of Human Rights" in Bratislava
  author of the project "Slovak Centre for Crime Victims"
   
Languages: English
  Russian