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Vzťahy s východnými susedmi v roku 2007
Relations with the Eastern Neighbors in 2007

Author(s): Alexander Duleba
Subject(s): Politics, Geography, Regional studies, Energy and Environmental Studies, Economic policy, International relations/trade
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2007; foreign policy; Eastern policy; Russia; Ukraine; Belarus; economy; energy; gas;
Summary/Abstract: The Slovak government, which was formed after the June 2006 parliamentary elections, made a commitment in its Manifesto to intensify the economic dimension of Slovak diplomacy. Prime Minister Robert Fico specified that the diplomacy’s economic dimension would concern mainly the further development of Slovakia’s relations with Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe. He stated that he would personally advocate for the improvement of Slovak-Russian relations, which until now, had been, as to his view, downgraded by Slovak diplomacy. According to him, the relations with Russia will be stimulated, because the new cabinet will provide significantly more support to the economic dimension of foreign policy including countries such as Russia, Ukraine, and China. Further on, the text attempts to review the development of the political as well as the economic agenda of the Slovak Republic’s (SR) relations with the eastern neighbors in 2007 including the fulfillment of the foreign policy’s new priority.

  • Page Range: 63-78
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Slovak
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