Slovakia’s Foreign Policy in 2007 as Seen by the Slovak Foreign Minister Cover Image

Zahraničná politika Slovenska v roku 2007 optikou ministra zahraničných vecí SR
Slovakia’s Foreign Policy in 2007 as Seen by the Slovak Foreign Minister

Author(s): Ján Kubiš
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Evaluation research, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2007; foreign policy; Foreign Minister; Visegrad; V4; EU; NATO; evaluation;
Summary/Abstract: The year 2007 was the fifteenth year of Slovakia’s independence. In that time the Slovak Republic has transformed from a country striving to strengthen its identity and prove itself, building administrative capacities and its position in international relations almost from zero – to a country which is firmly anchored in reliable and secure integration structures of the world and active in the most significant relations of international events. Although Slovakia is not a great power, in its own way it managed to create adequate conditions for the promotion of its interests as well as unambiguously and consistently to operate in favor of the international community while applying the principles of democracy, humanity and solidarity in the fight for human rights and against poverty and other global threats. Although this road was not straight and smooth all the way, during the 15 years the development towards the clearly set integration goals gained momentum and in a relatively short period of time Slovakia was able to achieve strategically significant progress in its international political position.

  • Page Range: 7-13
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Slovak