Slovak Foreign Policy in 2009 through the Eyes of the Foreign Minister Cover Image

Zahraničná politika Slovenska v roku 2009 optikou ministra zahraničných vecí
Slovak Foreign Policy in 2009 through the Eyes of the Foreign Minister

Author(s): Miroslav Lajčák
Subject(s): Politics, Geography, Regional studies, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Developing nations, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2009; foreign policy; economy; energy; EU; NATO; security; Western Balkans; Eastern policy; Central Europe; aid;
Summary/Abstract: The year 2009 could be, without much exaggeration, labeled a year of extraordinary challenges and important issues. On January 1, 2009 Slovakia joined the Euro Zone, but since immediately afterwards we faced an unprecedented energy crisis, there was hardly any time left to celebrate this economically and politically significant step. Three organizations we regard as exceptionally important decided to substantially change their way of operating or to prepare such changes. Although it was not easy, the European Union finally completed the process of ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon successfully. The North Atlantic Alliance came to terms regarding the elaboration of a new Strategic Concept. Discussion on the future of European security within the framework of the Corfu Process was also launched by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

  • Page Range: 9-18
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Slovak