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2017 New Zealand General Election

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The General Election will be held on 23 September 2017. Voters who are overseas can vote from 6 September to 23 September.

NZ students attend start-up event in Vienna

Austria

Two students from the University of Canterbury took part in the 2016 Vienna University of Economics and Business Entrepreneurship Avenues Conference.

Phil Divett: countering terrorism on the world stage

New Zealand can feel a long way away from the events taking place throughout the world. That does not mean, however, that New Zealanders do not play a role in countering terrorism events on the world stage.

Call for public submissions on the proposed EU FTA

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Belgium
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Slovak Republic
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United Kingdom

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is inviting submissions on the proposed Free Trade Agreement negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union.

Our relationship with the Slovak Republic

New Zealand’s relationship with the Slovak Republic is friendly and in good health. As small states with export-focused economies, Slovakia and New Zealand have much in common. We work together in multilateral forums such as ASEM, the International Whaling Commission and the Alliance of Civilisations.

New Zealand values its relationship with Slovakia as an EU member state, and the Working Holiday Scheme with Slovakia, agreed in April 2012,offers an opportunity to build closer ties. New Zealand’s trade with Slovakia has increased notably over the last three years, with New Zealand importing over NZ$60 million worth of goods from Slovakia in 2014.

Trade

2016 statistics

Total trade in goods 

 NZ$71 million

 

Exports to Slovakia

 NZ$0.9 million

Top exports: electrical machinery, plastics

Imports from Slovakia

 NZ$70 million

Top imports: vehicles, machinery, electrical equipment

GDP

US$89.6 billion

 

Working Holiday Scheme

New Zealanders aged between 18 and 35 can apply for a 12-month working holiday visa for Slovakia.

To apply, you can go to the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Canberra.

For more information, read the Slovak Embassy website (external link).

Embassies

Recent official visits

New Zealand visits to the Slovak Republic
  •  Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, Minister of Defence, October 2009
Visits to New Zealand by the Slovak Republic
  • Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, May 2015