Slovakia Shares OSCE Values Strengthening Democracy and Security Cover Image

Slovensko vyznáva hodnoty OBSE upevňujúce demokraciu a bezpečnosť
Slovakia Shares OSCE Values Strengthening Democracy and Security

Author(s): Peter Lizák
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; OSCE; reform; 2005; democracy; security;
Summary/Abstract: Slovakia considers the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to be one of the key organizations in security architecture. It is unique in its consensual decision-making and variety of its participating states. Democratic conditions and stability of internal and external security of a country are, unfortunately, unreachable by one or a series of decisions guaranteeing achievement of this surely desired result. Retention of security and democracy must be strived for with the aim to reach the ideal that is hardly reachable or even precisely defined. At the same time, it must be kept in mind that prospective care negligence of the two basic assumptions of modern prospering society might not show up immediately, but rather in several months’ or, even, in several years’ time. As a permanent protector of the two key values, the OSCE has thus an important place in the foreign policy of the Slovak Republic.

  • Page Range: 67-77
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Language: Slovak