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An Ally "De Facto": Slovakia on Its Road to NATO Membership
An Ally "De Facto": Slovakia on Its Road to NATO Membership

Author(s): Mário Nicolini
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

Summary/Abstract: NATO has successfully adapted to the new European security environment by creating political, military and outreach structures that objectively enhance security, reforms and predictability in the Euro-Atlantic geographic region. After the accession of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary in 1999, NATO’s post-Cold War enlargement continues with refined membership criteria and under increasing political pressure from the nine other aspirant countries that are preparing for eventual admission. The Budapest summit in June 2001 decided to invite “at least one” new country to join in 2002. After two rounds of the Membership Action plan and halfway through the third, Slovakia is - along with Slovenia - one of the top contestants for invitation at the Prague summit.

  • Issue Year: II/2001
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 16-26
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English