On Thursday last week, September 24, a delegation from the Government of Slovakia led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Kazimir, Minister of Environment Peter Ziga, and Deputy Minister of Environment Vojtech Ferencz visited the United States Steel Corporation headquarters in Pittsburgh to meet with United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Suzanne Folsom, as well as U. S. Steel Kosice President Scott Buckiso, USSK Vice President External Affairs, Administration and Business Development Miroslav Kiralvarga and USSK Director Governmental and EU Affairs Michal Pinter. This meeting was held approximately halfway through the 5-year validity of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by U. S. Steel and the GoS in March 2013, focusing on several important topics for business performance in Europe, such as the high energy costs in Slovakia and several environmental issues. The group also spent considerable time talking about fulfillment of the MoU. Mario Longhi informed the Slovak representatives about the complicated situation on the global steel market and expressed the Corporation's desire to continue doing business in Slovakia. Environmental policies and regulations affecting USSK were also discussed.