Tuesday, 16. 3. 2010

The president of slovakia in ljubljana

On Monday 15 March 2010 Mayor Zoran Janković welcomed President of the Slovakia Dr Ivan Gašparovič.

On an official visit to Slovenia, President of the Slovak Republic Dr Ivan Gašparovič was greeted by his hosts Dr Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia, Pavel Gantar, Slovenian National Assembly Speaker, Prime Minister Borut Pahor and Mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Janković.

Dr. Ivan Gašparovič was born on 27 March 1941 in Poltár. In 1964 he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Comenius University in Bratislava, and obtained his PhD in 1968 from the same university and was appointed an associate professor. In 1964 he began work at the county prosecutor's office in the town of Martin and continued at the city prosecutor's office in Bratislava. He became co-Chairman of the Slovak Independent Panel of Jurists in 1989, and in 1990 was appointed Deputy Rector of Comenius University. From 1990 to 1992 he was Attorney General, and from 1994 to 1998 President of the Slovak Parliament. From March to October 1998, he served as President of the Slovak Republic, and then up to October 2002 was an independent Member of Parliament. In 2002 he founded the Party of the Movement for Democracy (HZD) and became its leader. After the expiry of the parliamentary mandate he resumed work as a professor at the Comenius University. In Presidential elections in 2004 he won in the second round and on 15 June 2004 was sworn in as President of the Slovak Republic. He won a second term in elections in 2008. He is also co-author of the new Slovak constitution adopted in 1993.