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Slovakia in the European Union
Slovakia in the European Union

Author(s): Vladimír Bilčík
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2010; Treaty of Lisbon; loan to Greece; EFSF,

Summary/Abstract: In 2010 Slovakia’s performance in the European Union was dominated by themes relating to the practical implementation of the Lisbon Treaty and the impacts of the financial and economic crises. Attitudes of Slovak politicians were significantly influenced by pre-election campaign in June 2010. The election year also affected domestic decisions on a bilateral loan to Greece and on the creation of the European Financial Stability Facility. At the end of 2010, the changes in powers of individual ministries were initiated including the transfer of competences in the area of European affairs from the Government Office of the Slovak Republic to the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 29-39
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English