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Tennis Tournament for the Diplomatic Community

The Slovakian Embassy in Berlin has organized a tennis tournament for the diplomatic community in Berlin

July 05th, 2016
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The Slovakian embassy in Berlin organized a diplomatic tennis tournament for the diplomatic community in Berlin last Saturday, in order to provide a relaxed environment in which diplomats were enabled to informally discuss the Slovak presidency of the EU Council.

Almost 30 players from 13 different countries participated, players included came from Iran, Portugal and of course Slovakia to name just a few. The tournament was sponsored by Audi, Babolat and Commerzbank and took place at the tennis club, 1899 e.V. Blau-Weiss. Overall, the tournament had five different categories and according to the Slovakian embassy the event went very smoothly and without any unsportsmanlike behaviour. The Slovakian ambassador won third place in the category of 50+ men and his colleague Matúš Bušovský placed third as well in the category of mixed doubles.

The tournament was held to informally talk about the Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU. The players received information materials about Slovakia, such as “Did you know? This is Slovakia” and they were presented the new branding of Slovakia “Good Idea Slovakia”.

In addition to celebrating the Slovak presidency, on July 12th the Slovakian embassy together with the Slovak Institute are organizing a piano concert for Nora and Miki Skuta at the Berlin City Hall at 19:00. The honourable guests include State Secretary Hella Dunger-Löper, Slovak ambassador in Germany Dr. Peter Lizák, and the Director of the Slovak Institute Dr. Viera Polakovičová. Duo Nora and Miki Skuta will perform pieces by J. S. Bach, Juraj Beneš and I. Stravinsky.

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News from Berlin
Ingrida Haringová, Berlin Global