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Rozšírená Európa: Nová agenda
Towards a Wider Europe: The New Agenda

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

Summary/Abstract: The German Marshall Fund of the United States, in co-operation with the Slovak Foreign Policy Association and the Institute of Public Affairs (Slovakia), convened an international conference entitled Towards a Wider Europe: The New Agenda. The meeting took place on 18 March 2004 in Bratislava, Slovakia, prior to a parallel conference of some ten Central and East European Prime Ministers, two Presidents from the Southern Caucasus as well as NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and the EU Commissioner Guenter Verheugen. Coming several weeks before the official accession of Central and Eastern Europe to the European Union and NATO, this was one of the first major international conferences to focus attention on defining a new agenda for the Euro-Atlantic community toward wider Europe. This conference brought together over hundred high-level experts and representatives of policy think tanks from more than twenty countries in Central and Eastern Europe, both those to join the EU and NATO this year and those representing the immediate Southern and Eastern neighbourhood of the enlarging Euro-Atlantic community. Leading experts from the United States and Western Europe, as well as relevant international organisations, joined the discussions.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2004
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 78-84
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Slovak