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Author(s): Peter Brezáni
Subject(s): Editorial
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Summary/Abstract: This is only for the second time in the history of this edition, that the Yearbook assesses a year which saw a complete political power shift and thus an exchange of those who make and decide on foreign policy. It was an election year, a year of foreign policy accent shift, and a year of institutional and personnel changes (not only) at the Foreign Ministry. For the first time, the leader of the strongest coalition party became the Foreign Minister; a person with the real political power to move our foreign policy (and not only in the institutional or financial sense) a step (leap) forward. One can only hope that the current Government will also have the political will to do so. The first few post-election months have, however, already provided some indications. First of all, the integration of the diplomatic service, discussed often since 1993, became reality in 2010 and represents an important milestone in the future realization of our foreign policy.

  • Page Range: 5-8
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Slovak